I started a new job about 8 months ago. I am quite experienced and skilled at what I do. Since I joined I seem to be getting more and more work piled on. My initial role I still do, but I did it very well. So I also took on the email marketing when they were having issues with another employee. So I was doing my original job plus the design, build, implementation and writing of the quite considerable number of email campaigns they run.
Then the dropship manager left and I now do my original role, the email marketing, and now look after all the dropshippers (which was a full time job for another employee that was never replaced). Now a new key account sales manager has been employed, and with the additional emails he wants, and as the "reliable one" in the office, he now uses me as his sales support, because it seems I am the only one he can rely on to get things done.
On top of that, I now support the warehouse manager with several order systems, so every morning I am supporting him, helping to manage all the orders from multiple systems, for a few hours every day.
Yet, the digital marketing manager, that just manages ebay, amazon and one retail site (which I help fix when it goes wrong as he is not a developer), gets paid more than me, so does the sales manager, the key account manager and the general manager. However, apart from doing the job now of what was originally three other people, plus supporting the customer services staff, plus doing my original job and two others, plus running and managing the other three sales channels, which equal the sales income of the digital managers sites, and managing the same level of growth, I am now being asked to do the digital marketing for the channels I manage.
I work so hard, I am the first in every morning, about an hour before anyone else, I work weekends and bank holidays trying to keep up. I cannot cope with any more, and already I can see the massive overload is starting to affect the quality I can do with any of them.
But, it has been hinted at that I am very valuable and I am treated very well. There have been hints at promotions in the future etc. All the more junior staff say how they enjoy working with me, and how much better everything is since I joined. Even the warehouse staff say these things even though there is a rift between the office and the warehouse, I seem to bridge that gap quite easily.
Now I hear on the grapevine that the whole company is moving next year to a place I have no interest in relocating to, and is, instead of a 30 minute commute, over an hours commute. However, having addressed this directly with the owner, it appears that it is just a possibility, not a concrete plan.
Feeling deflated, undervalued and definitely overworked, I have a CV service writing a CV for me. But I am still not sure if I should start job hunting or let this opportunity play out.
I really like the place, the owner, the people I work with, and in truth, I also get to run around, unquestioned, doing whatever I like. I literally report to no one. Is it too good a role to give up or am I being taken advantage of? I really do not know what to do.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. What is the best way to approach my boss about this situation, and what approach could I take to reduce the overwork without affecting my standing. Or does a leopard never change its spots and should I just start job hunting?