My boss wants to hire another person in our team but I’m of the opinion we don’t need another person.
We are currently a team of 3, my boss, me and a colleague under my guidance.
The company we work for has recently been sold to new owners who have identified issues in our department that need resolving in the next few months. After a meeting with the new owners and my boss to talk about the current issues and what is required to resolve them, I am not seeing anything that cannot be completed with our current staff well within the time frame.
I’m reluctant about hiring a new person because this will take time away from my day to day work to train them. Unfortunately the new job role will not be straight forward where they can be set with a job to do and be left alone to complete it. There are a lot of different elements to learn.
My colleague and I work in the same office, where the new person will also be based, but our boss works from home. The training and managing of this new person will inevitably fall to me. I’m not sure my boss sees that.
We can have moments where it feels like we have too much to do, but then also I can still sometimes struggle to find work for my colleague to do.
It’s very unlikely my boss is hiding future extra work that’s planned. I have mentioned to my boss that there may not be enough work to give and that I don’t think another team member is needed, but she still remains convinced we need another team member.
Am I wrong? I honestly don’t think I have underestimated our work load. What should I do?