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Too much work, no overtime and feeling trapped

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Question: “When I started working here, there were four people in the HR department. Now there’s just one—me! There's too much work for one employee. Now my employer has told me I can’t work overtime, but still have to get all my work done. I feel like I have to work overtime with no pay or else lose my job. Other than quitting, do I have any options?”—Michele, CA


I don't know your personal situation, or your local job market, but it would be nice if you could quit.

HR folks are being pushed too hard, and asked to do to much on too little staff. The result? Some folks are overworked, and for others, its harder to get a HR job to begin with.


You have two choices: You can find another job (which I recommend!). Or, you can work the overtime and not get p...(register to read more)

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