EDIT: Thanks so much for all the feedback and suggestions! You're right, I'm not obligated to do any extra work and it's not my problem if things burn after I leave.
For those asking, I work remotely in a different country from where the company is legally recognized. My contract is apparently governed by the law of this other country (not in UK or US) so I wouldn't be able to take legal action even if I wanted to. I was told that I had to put in a month's worth of working days for my notice period, which is why all my leave days were cancelled. They also used this rationale to pressure me to stay on for longer than I want to. I don't know how true/legal this is, and I definitely should have read the contract more closely when I signed.
I was young and naive, trusting that the company would adhere to general best practices. They knew this and took advantage of that. Unfortunately, I don't have the energy to fight them from another country and just want to go peacefully. Another response also mentioned that it's likely that the workplace might unfairly withhold a relieving letter, which is indeed something I'm worried about. I'll just stay professional and grey rock them until they leave me alone lol what are they going to do, fire me?
I currently work for an extremely toxic workplace with supervisors who are very conflict avoidant.
I took this job right out of college and was extremely eager as many fresh graduates are, going above and beyond to contribute to my team. I regularly helped colleagues with their work, and was the only young person on the team that was able to automate various processes that they had been doing manually (e.g. I had to teach them how to use VLOOKUP). For context, all my colleagues are in their late thirties and above.
Over time, I realized that I was doing way too much work, so I asked for a raise. Several events followed as a result of the team leader's incompetence, causing me to hand in my notice. I am now serving my last month's notice.
However, I think that my colleagues have realized that my departure will mean that they have to actually do their jobs. They have started piling on various basic tasks that could easily be Googled, and want me to hold their hand through processes that they should already know as part of their jobs (I am the lowest rank in the company hierarchy).
To add to this, the only colleague on my level has recently left the organisation. I have a bad feeling that her work will be pushed onto me too, and they will try to make me do everything before I leave.
I have been working on a project that has been severely delayed due to my manager's lack of leadership, so my project supervisor and I are now scrambling to pull things off by the end of the year. She has been telling me that unless we get this done, we will not be able to take our year-end annual leaves. Other colleagues who are also responsible for parts of work are dumping their tasks onto us and jumping off this sinking ship as they are aware someone will have to pick up the slack no matter what happens. There is definitely an element of weaponized incompetence, especially for older people in the company who pretend they don't know how to point and click with a mouse.
My project supervisor keeps saying that if we don't help other people with their tasks, we will end up having to do everything ourselves at the deadline. I personally feel like the project should be left to crash and burn because it was neither of our faults, but she is worried that the manager will push her under the bus once the post-mortem comes around, so she is trying to save herself now. Our manager doesn't care about the project at all and will happily let us work through the holidays if it means she can pretend that she has no responsibility. She has just completely ignored all our problems and pretends like she does not see our texts and emails. We have not gotten any support from higher management as there is a lot of favouritism that has kept the manager in our organisation even though these leadership problems have been going on for years.
My question is:
How can I get everyone else to pull their weight, instead of dumping their work on me?
I want to pretend like I don't know anything and not help them, but part of me is genuinely concerned that they will force me to work through the year-end if these tasks don't get done. I need a break from this place, I hate it so much. I also feel like if I say no, then all the work will just go to my project supervisor, who will then guilt trip me again and the cycle continues.
It's not possible to take any time off (beyond the year end annual leave I might be made to work through) as the employment contract is extremely unfair and says that after you hand in your notice, you can't take any leave days.
Everyone knows my leaves have been cancelled, so they know they can push things onto me.
I am just sick of this situation and want to leave the organisation immediately but I've already resigned so I don't know what more I can do. Please help!!