So, I started a new job about 4 months ago. I could start an entire thread about the challenges that go with a complete lack of organization (which is part of the issue here), but I'll stick to the topic.
The company has a weak chain of command (lots of self directed teams, etc), and I keep getting added to projects without being notified beforehand. As a result, my plate is BEYOND full. Not only am I trying to manage multiple projects with tight turn around times, but I am still expected to fulfill my baseline duties (and the learning curve that comes along with being new), attend multiple ZOOM meetings and get required certifications that accompany my job responsibilities. I am overwhelmed.
I tried to tactfully ask for more time on a project, and the other person (not my direct report) made it seem like the issue is me saying YES to everything. It's the opposite. I'm not saying NO because I'm not sure I have the latitude to do so.
Since the underlying issue may be that the people that are assigning the projects aren't aware of my other obligations, I'm wondering if I can asked to be removed from a few items that I was VOLUN-TOLD for. Would it make me look like I can't carry my weight or that I'm not a team player? Would it look bad to ask to be a factor in the project assigning process?
I'm already working late into the evening and weekends to try to cover my current workload, and they keep adding more. Thoughts?