I am not an outgoing individual nor do I complain publicly or even privately when it concerns my job (probably because of the money). I am EXTREMELY quite and I am ALWAYS working. I do not like disappointing my manager(s) nor do I like failure myself. Recently though, I feel like I am crumbling away due to sheer number of pressures applied to me. For example, today I was asked for reports that normally require 2 days to construct and complete. I had a mini panic attack because I would have to drop everything (getting behind) and scramble to prepare these reports, yet I did not speak up or say anything. I just accepted the task willingly knowing it will cost me in other areas. Then, after working to the bone, I presented the reports to manager and he snapped at me for some title/heading formatting. I felt like an absolute failure and that it was all my fault, I took responsibility for everything and stated I was sorry and that it will not happen again.
How do you approach such a situation? Was I at fault? How would I have fixed it/should've respond? How do you ask your manager to change deadlines? How do you deal with a manager who seems to be displeased with you and has not given any training or feedback? How do you talk to your manager? What are the strategies to keep everyone happy? Do you even speak up or just suck-it-up and move on? I've never acquired a good relationship with any of my managers (they have all either quit or been fired). NOTE, I have only been at my current position for a month.