I work in a multi-national software house and AI company. I am currently lead programmer on 2 of our main software and lead analyst on 3 of our clients. The problem is since I am the youngest guy in office [23 (I have been working here for 4 years now)], I cannot manage workload.
- My backup resources and team members never do any work and I have to finish their work too.
- Whenever I assign them a task, they always say "we have loads of other work. Please do it" and I cannot say No to them.
- This is starting to affect my work too and I am getting behind my deadlines. I have told them multiple times, politely, that I have work too but in the end nothing changes.I have to sit more than 14 hours in the office.
What I did try to do;
I tried talking to them personally and explaining my situation.
I tried talking to my Boss and after a month, he switched their tasks and assignments but now they don't do the newly assigned tasks either.
I tried not to do their tasks but in the end, even they didn't do it and it all fell on me and I was held responsible for the delays and errors.
I am running out of ideas. How should I manage the workload and get them to do the tasks.