My new job is overwhelming: How do I handle it? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: “I was offered a promotion seven months ago to a newly created position
with new responsibilities and a salary increase. Originally, five
people did the job, and now it is just me. One area is very fast-paced
and involves registering patients and answering a constantly ringing
telephone with people wanting appointments. The second area involves
faxing patient documents. The third area involves detailed billing
responsibilities. I can accomplish all three roles, but I’m not doing
it efficiently. I recently received a good evaluation and another
I feel overwhelmed and that I am never completely
done. I have spoken to my supervisor about the magnitude of the job.
The response was ‘I understand and I will see what I can do.’ How
should I handle this? Should I move on? Am I not giving myself enough
time?”— LEW in crisis
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