I accepted a seasonal management position from October through April with an employer in the tax industry.
I oversee 3 offices with a staff of 38. In the interview, I was told this position would have minimal presence in the office due to covid. I knew going in that this would present a challenge but I'm versed in managing remotely so I went ahead. Not only has my boss told me I now need to go to the office everyday, I've learned the position has demands 7 days a week. The job is mentally taxing. I am not fully up to speed with basic operational procedures and using the myriad of platforms to support revenue generation etc. In addition, the company has several new initiatives which I am required to learn then train, test and lead adoption efforts. I'm working 50 hours a week but the offices are open 70 hours. I asked my boss if I could work 5 days and 50 hours with 2 consecutive days off each week and although he said yes, when it came time for those 2 days off this week, I asked who would be available to support the staff while I was off and he never responded. He sends text demands 7 days a week. Last week we had an unfortunate incident with a new admin and a staff member screamed and swore at me. He was obviously stressed and needed support (although that doesn't excuse his method). In April 2020 I laid off due to the pandemic and I was thankful to be working again and have a purpose but I made the wrong decision in accepting the job. I don't want to let the staff down but I am frustrated, overwhelmed and feel I am failing in some aspects. If I quit I don't know if I would requalify for unemployment. Currently I'm counting down the weeks until the nightmare is over. Any advice is appreciated!