If you’ve had a job, you’ve probably had a manager who asks too much of you. You have limited resources, but they want more than you can handle. Sure, they’re difficult — but they might be helping you increase your skills.
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The Muse shares some ideas on how to cope with a boss who asks too much. The first thing suggestion is to “Do an Insecurity Check” and see if there’s a good reason for what seems to be bad behaviour:
If your boss is pushing you to do more and you’re feeling overwhelmed, first ask yourself why. Is it because you really can’t do the work? Or is it because it’s something new that you’re not too comfortable with yet?
Figuring out where the stress is coming from is a good first step. And if you discover the real reason for your anxiety is simply insecurity or inexperience, give yourself a chance and take your best shot.
If the problem isn’t your insecurity, you’ll need to deal with the problem. Check out the link for tips on how to deal with a manager’s unrealistic expectations.