I work in a small organization that works in money management. I am one of two employees working under my boss who are supposed to manage a number of clients we have across the country. I have been excited to work, because i love my job and I am not fearful to meet greater challenges.
Recently, my co-worker with whom I shared responsibilities with left, and it's been a month and a half holding for my and her place. Lately, I have felt overwhelmed by the work, because its now coming in droves and I feeling a little weary waiting for a fill-in to take the place of my other co-worker.
I understand that i can talk to her or wait, but I am fearful of these factors:
- I do not want to appear as if I am resistant.
- A replacement advert has been made, but I'm not yet sure when they will come. So I do not have enough info of how long I can wait. I feel I may be asked if I do not know that someone is coming.
My boss is approachable, but I am worried that if I go I might come off as complaining, but I am overwhelmed. I have 3 jobs due in a week (long reports), of which they all need my attention, but with the clients I have to manage, I am now feeling like I may not cope.
My question is at what point do I let my manager know I'm being overwhelmed?