Work has decided to take on a new project that will dramatically increase the workload of my team but will not really negatively affect anyone higher up. I already find my job very stressful and have more than enough work to keep me occupied, and only earn a small amount more than minimum wage, so when I was told that I should expect my workload to increase and evenings and weekends might be required, I was a bit peeved that they'd assumed I'd be fine with this. Am I just lazy and workshy?
Maverick I can't remember the exact wording, but something about working overtime occasionally if required for business needs. It's not the occasional overtime that annoys me (I already do that if I have a particularly heavy workload that day/week), but the way it's been assumed that we'll pick up all the extra work that goes along with this new project, instead of more people being recruited as the business expands (which I think is what needs to happen).
JoWithABow There would be more work within the time I'm already at work, but also more hours (which is the part I'm feeling a bit miffed about). I'm paid monthly so I suppose they don't have to pay me for the extra hours I put in, but I feel as though they'd be asking too much of me considering that I'm not at all well paid, and it would be a lot more stress to deal with.