I currently work in an office environment. The times i work are 9am till 5:30pm. I have been working here for the past 8 years. I was promoted to manager of a certain department over a year ago. I only have one employee working beside me.
Our client base has grown by around 10% since I took over this department. The employee working with me is my best friend. The problem here is...He is slow at his job, I do 75% of the work and him 25%. We are meant to be doing 50/50 while I also do advising and other jobs, however I have to take it all on myself. Due to him being my best friend I do not say anything to my boss.
This causes me a lot of stress at work. Most of the time I have to work the weekend just to get my work done on time. We have a timeframe with our job, if we do not finish the job on time then the customer will be fined. So far I have never got any customer a fine. I sometimes have worked 24 hours through the night and Monday-Sunday 3+ weeks in a row, even without lunch most times, just so the customer does not get a fine. This is also because I love my company and my customers.
I spoke to my friend about being slow and he knows he's slow, but he says he can't get faster because he is already doing his best and I believe him.
I asked my boss for another employee and it is always empty promises. Soon, soon, soon, but it never happens. He says we have money problems. Well if you are wasting nearly £60,000 a year on your son and daughters combined salary then yes we will have money problems. The boss's son and daughter who both hardly do any work, comes in late everyday, leaves early most days and has at least 1 day off during the week, well that just puts my moral level below the ground. I am working my ass off everyday, it is just not fare.
I spoke to my boss about this and he said we can not do anything about there job roles or reducing there wages to get another employee.
I have been offered another job, it is £4,200 a year less but I will learn A-Z regarding my job, where as the current job I am in cannot afford to teach me due to everyone not having enough time. I currently know A-T.
This other job will be stress free and no unprofessional employees. However I will take a pay cut and most likely be on that pay for another two years.
What can I do to stop this situation from escalating and giving me more stress and burden?
Also, what do you think about the boss's son and daughter's unprofessionalism, is there something I can do to address that?