I am a project manager, in the process of applying for new jobs, but as it stands I am still working in my current company. I am extremely stressed out right now.
Company is downsizing and we are having trouble replacing existing talent with new talent. My boss wants to hire unpaid interns to fill those roles.
I am now taking on additional responsibilities outside of my main responsibilities which is the project and product management of several projects at once.
I am doing QA, HR, account management. Previously an ex colleague was doing QA, but since he has left, that has been added to my list of responsibilities from being short handed. I'm now effectively doing the work of 2-3 people an my boss doesn't want to compromise on his high expectations.
Last week was a busy a period, and my boss was unhappy because he felt that I was not on top of everything from not finding the time to do it or simply forgetting. The actual issue is that it is difficult to remember everything or find the time to do everything properly when you are doing so many job roles at once.
I am going to approach my boss on Monday about this issue, but of course I don't want to lose my job and weary about not being too confrontational. What is the best way to handle this?
I want less responsibility and accountability. At the end of the day, I feel as though he needs to lower his expectations, I feel as though I am overworked and one of the biggest challenges I am facing is where tasks are overlapping with one another. He does not seem to understand there is only one of me, and I can only focus on one task at a time. In addition it is often hard to remember. While ideally I want to reduce the number of roles I have to fill, that's unlikely to happen given our situation but I guess I want him to be a bit more supportive and understanding.