Question: “I am part of a team of assistants for a dozen bosses. We all sit near
each other with a lead member, an intermediate and a junior. I am the
junior member. The intermediate member acts like she is very busy with
her assignments, however, she constantly asks me to take over her tasks
because she states that she is too busy. I have plenty of assignments
myself, but I am hungry to learn more. So I have accepted some of
these requests. It is becoming burdensome to continue picking up her
work. How can I communicate this to her without sounding like I am not
a team player?” — Jeani Easterly
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