I'm in a job where I work part-time during term time and full time outside.
I have a colleague at who has expressed his desire to leave in confidence to me on more than one occasion in the past few weeks; I believe he will leave, yet he still hasn't notified the manager. Because our contracts are highly flexible, he can leave on a days notice.
The reason I'm concerned is because we work in teams of 3, one team leader and two analysts. Myself and the colleague in question are in one of these given teams. Every so often we go through a very busy cycle which lasts about a month to 2 months where the team leader passes work to the two of us and we end up working flat out to meet the deadlines.
We've both been in the job for over a year and the training involved to be able to work efficiently takes approximately 1-2 months depending on personal skills and attitude.
Here's the problem... because he hasn't told our manager, no-one has been drafted in to replace him and I'm expecting him to leave within the next two to three weeks. This leaves me with over 80 man-hours of work a week for 2 months and no support analyst.
- Tell my manager which could possibly cause friction between my colleague and myself (we're pretty good friends)?
- Not say anything and hope for the best?
- Insist (for the 100th time) that he informs the manager?
- Run away and cry?
Thanks in advance,
Encourage your colleauge to tell your manager his plans. Stress to him that you will be under a heap of pressure doing two people's jobs.
If he doesn't drop him in it. If he's your mate, he'll care about your wellbeing and not making your job hell.
Hire somone to kill them. Take a paid 2 weeks leave of absence whilst you get therapy etc. to overcome the tragic loss of a colleague. In that time work will have found a replacement.
Very constructive. Thanks.........
why would you have 8o hours of work?
just refuse to do any of the extra work.