I am feeling a bit uptight and low and just need to know I am not alone. I have a very demanding job in Law, our department/team are overwhelmed but my so called Manager appears to have time to chat and giggle away. I say so called Manager as he does not really manage me and only speaks to me when I ask a query which is minimal.
Anyway, I have told him in conversation how overworked I am and how things are slipping through the net, yet this morning he asked me to take over a matter he was progressing. I replied that I am already manic but will add this to my list to be actioned when I could and that I would also speak to our boss (Head of Department) as this cannot carry on as I am 17 weeks pregnant. He responded to my email copying the boss in saying it would not be too taxing? Surely if it wasn't too taxing he could finish it himself?
I did not respond as I am already feeling tight chested from the previous email. Then a hour later he sends me another email asking me to do another matter.
Is it me or should he have at least not sent that second email. I am not saying I am a special case and now I am pregnant I should be given special treatment but surely when your colleague expresses their concern over their workload the last thing you should do is pile another matter upon them. He does not even discuss my workload with me, just how are you getting on, then I respond with overwhelmed etc and he continues his work.
I am a worrier and by piling this on me I can feel myself becoming worked up.
This is not good for me and surely must be bad for the little one too.
Any feedback, comments or shared experiences would be helpful.