Stressing About Work

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Registered: 08-09-2011
Stressing About Work
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 4:44pm

My boss just informed me that she's taking a vacation unexpectly, starting tomorrow. Not just a little vacation -- 4 whole weeks, because our fiscal year is about to end and she hasn't used it all yet, and our new CEO has set a hard line on not carrying over leave.

Now, we're midway through a huge, HUGE project and I've only been a junior manager for the duration of it so far ... and she wants me to take over and RUN IT while she is gone. I know it's a great opportunity and I should suck it up, it's only for a month, but it's longer hours, and there's not going to be any extra money involved -- except maybe a little extra $$$ at bonus time. I haven't told anyone at work yet since it's still so early but ... I am also about 6 weeks pregnant. I'm so worried about the stress...

The FUNNY part is I took this assetssment, and I check every single thing on the list except 2 or 3:

Haaaaaa yeah I'd say i'm STRESSED.

If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!!

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Registered: 10-29-2004
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 5:39pm

The first bit of advice I can give is, calm down.