Weighed down by wearing many hats?

By Alaya Boykin

Thousands of companies that downsized across the country affected those who were laid off, but what about workers who managed to survive?

In many companies, the work that was once done by a team of five or six may now be produced by one or two people. At some workplaces, entire departments have shrunk to a one-man-band. Although current employees may have an established job description, they tend to wear an array of different hats due to lack of manpower.

Are you always mentally prepared to do the extra work asked of you in order to keep your job? Is it wearing you down? How are you coping?

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June 25th, 2010
9:18 pm

I think one should be ready to work in multiple roles these days. If you won’t someone else will.

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