I work 4 days a week for a nonprofit that assists the elderly. Lately we've been slammed with 5 C19 cases among staff, thankfully not among any of our senior clients. The county that we are located in has a ton of rules and tracking and so forth, and some of that has become my job. So in addition to the regular stuff I'm doing, I now have that, and also recruitment has stepped up due to the absences and staffing shortfalls that we're experiencing, which the CEO is monitoring closely. I'm basically trying to do a 5-day job in 4, and it's killing me, so the past 3 weeks I've been working on what is supposed to be my day off.
My boss was on vacay last week, and in my debrief with her I basically unloaded a couple of weeks' worth of frustrations on her, in a respectful way but my anger and stress came through loud and clear. She was rather surprised, and since I'm now on vacay this week, has stepped in and will be handling things while I'm out.
I'm concerned though, since my outburst is pretty much out of character and I never complain about my job, I just do it and hope that someone is noticing how difficult it's been over the past couple of months especially.
Is there any damage control I should be doing? I feel like I've just crossed that imaginary (or real) line, even though I was totally appropriate, but I wanted her to know just how difficult it's been.