I realise from the title its a subjective topic, as a bit of background, I have been in this project and this company for just about 5 months. I have a boss who is very good at being the happy, friendly person who gets along with everyone (except for certain clients, mine being one of them), but not very good when it comes to logistics, management, project timetables, ..., etc. In short, everything you need to ensure your projects meet their deadlines.
This means that I am doing his job as well as mine. I can manage that, with a bit of judicial time management and the occasional ignoring of an email for a day or two.
Last week, my coworker left for greener pastures. Together we were managing a collection of projects as well as keeping our own ones going. Now I find myself doing the job of three people all rolled into one. Its a situation that is going to bite back with a vengeance.
I've tried communicating this in a diplomatic, circumspect way, and all I got was being cc'd into emails for totally unrelated projects, given more work for "possible" new projects on top of my workload and being put in the middle of a couple nasty "telling's off"
The irony in all this is that my coworker had been here for 6+ years and I'd already started looking for a new job when he announced his departure.
After all this, my question is how do I survive this until I find a new job?