I have this job that I usually do however this month I'm kind of swamped and need someone else to do this. Should I directly ask coworkers if they can do it or ask manager to see if he can assign it to whoever is available?
Need coworker to do some stuff, ask directly or ask manager to assign it
Talk to your manager.
- Remind them of the tasks that you currently have pending to complete and their deadlines.
- Explain to them the reasons for why you will not be able to complete all of them on time.
- Ask them to assign priorities (if they have already haven't).
After that, you follow whatever instructions your manager gives you. If the manager wants to hand off any of your tasks to a coworker, that is their decision to make not yours.