You are beginning to feel resentful of the people you work with and your boss. It is getting harder to come to work each day. This isn’t like you. You are a positive person and usually you have a great deal of energy to do your projects, but now you feel sluggish. You may be reacting to people who are taking advantage of you—and here’s how you would know.
Your co-worker seems to be asking for more help lately. Every other day, he is asking you to cover for him. You rarely ask for his help. Enough is enough, you are getting angry but just don’t know how to say no.
Your boss expects you to work late every night and never says thank you. You are not getting a promotion or earning more money—but the workload is crazy, and it’s expected that you don’t leave until you get it all done. And there’s no indication that the effort you are putting in is appreciated.
You were not hired to work on weekends, but you are being asked to work every other Saturday to help a new project get off the ground. You seem to be the only one that was singled out to do this.
If your anger and resentment is growing, reach out to a friend or coach and set up a plan to talk to your boss and your co-worker. Role playing with them will increase your confidence.