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Is it normal for a boss to expect an employee to always bring work home, or stay late every single day, even though the employee works set hours? I always used to just work my regular hours, and then things started getting really busy at the office, so a bunch of us stayed late to help keep on top of the work. The problem is that now it seems to be expected. We’re all exhausted, and it doesn’t look like a new hire is in the works. Any suggestions for a fix?  
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I don't know if it is normal or not, but my boss does the same thing. I would say the best thing you could do is to keep up appearances, but slow down. That is, stay reasonably late and take home work like everyone else, but while you're working, pace yourself. Take it slow. And at home, try not to do any work (you need your rest). Most managers have no idea how long a task should take, that's why they sometimes schedule impossible deadlines. If and when your boss asks why his/her project isn't done, just tell him/her there's a lot of work to do, and hint that you could really use an additional resource (new hire) to help. It's worked for me. We only have a temp in right now, but we're going to be hiring some permanent positions soon (management is always slow on this).
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