I am working at a startup in the service-based IT sector (1.2 years). I am working in two projects, one is almost complete, and another is just starting.
Since the project was to be submitted in a month, I told my team lead that it is not possible, with me alone being in the team to complete the development process, and that I will require one more person. Since the company wasn't willing to recruit, the team lead assured me to help with some tasks.
I was asked by the client of Project 1 to make some changes, so I did, after informing the team lead of Project 2. However, Project 2 was not even touched during this time. When I went back to Project 2, it was exactly the way I left it. When I asked if there were any changes, he said no. The reason he gave me was that he was busy with another project. But, soon, he took a vacation of 15 days to Dubai. He didn't even inform me about this. I had to hop between the two projects as per client requirements. Naturally, Project 2 got delayed. Now, the manager started pressuring me to complete Project 2. He didn't even consider the quality and security of the project, even though he is the manager cum CMD of the company.
What I find is that this is mostly the case with most senior members. They only mean to complete the work, irrespective of how it's done, while loading all the work onto the newer employees. Only a very handful of senior members of our company do work with the team.
I am getting utterly stressed. I love my work, but I am beginning to hate my company. What can I do to handle the situation?