I was put in charge of a major computer implementation last year. The original schedule that was set (NOT by me) was aggressive. Throughout the project, I worked 12-18 hour days and every weekend. The other leaders got distracted by competing priorities, but I was expected to manage my regular job on top of this project. The go-live was postponed multiple times. My boss promised help several times, we got a temp for a month or so and then I was instructed to let her go and not replace her. The system makes things harder for my team because we are reporting the history from 2 different systems, but most other departments are streamlined now. I am still working ridiculous hours trying to get everything done, and nothing is ever enough for my boss. He has very little understanding of what it takes to implement a system like this, nor what it takes to complete the rest of my tasks on a day to day basis, especially now (still working out kinks in our area.)
I am greatly suffering from burnout, and am wondering if I have any recourse here...we have no HR department (I handle those responsibilities) and my boss is the owner so there is no going around dealing directly with him. FMLA request or anything else would require his approval and direct interaction to deal with it.