I mentioned this a few weeks ago - that over the weekend I get more e-mails about work issues. I think it's because you're relaxing at the weekend... but that gives you more time to think and so Monday morning looms large if you've got a problem at work.
This weekend I had half a dozen people e-mail about dreading seeing their boss/manager today. I think this problem's worse now with the recession - no one wants to lose their job - no one wants to be the person who appears to be causing trouble at work - and so everyone puts up with a lot more from their boss/manager.
TODAY’S TIP: if you're one of the e-mailers or someone else who has dreaded the new week starting try this:
Write out the issue with your boss as if it was a complaint form - laying everything out in specific points and in chronological order.
Then look at the points you've made and see which would be easiest to tackle first. Always start with the easiest. Because if you tackle that and it's a success it gives you confidence to handle the rest.
Think through how this particular point could be solved - what is your part in it? What can you do to change it? And what does your manager need to do?
Fingers crossed start solving things, Pamx