Overworked but underpaid
Everyone's plate is so full but work just keeps coming. Most of us are very close to getting STD. One member recently gave up and applied for government's caregiving due to school closed (legit reason, 3 kids no school). The team got even short handed.
When I confronted my boss he actually tells me it's normal for one to work 10+ hours during WFH. Problem is we don't get paid for 10+ hours. Every time when someone mentions to boss that we are working OT, he said it's our time management problems. Well obviously it's because he never does the actual work so he still feels everything gets done in a click!!
My wife keeps complaining as she does not understand why I am so busy. I just gave her lame excuses that IT hits hard due to WFH. I can longer fool her, things just don't improve but get worse.
Due to overworking I don't have much energy left to look for other jobs. Companies want to expand online business so new projects kept coming. They do hire new people but it's mostly leaders not workers, like someone has extensive experience in the new areas or programs that the company tires to get in. Hiring is mostly external not internal. More people make decisions mean more work needs to be done.
Basically I am feeling very hopeless and counting my days for a STD claim. How can I leave this shithole?