A WOMAN is ready to crack under the weight of work-related stress entirely of her own making, it has emerged.
Project manager Nikki Hollis, who stays in the office until 8pm and sends emails until 3am, feels the never-ending whirlwind of perpetual panic she has created around herself is about to push her off the edge.
Colleague Tom Booker said: “Nikki never stops working. She also, I’ve noticed, achieves very little.
“I had a meeting she decided she needed to be in, but rather than a quick update we’ve got to repeat it with her in three weeks because that’s the next available slot in her diary.
“Then, even though she was right next to me, she sent a five-paragraph email reassigning the project as Amber in the bullet points for the board, then announced refresher training on bullet points led by her at lunchtimes. Then said ‘And I’ve not even started my emails.’
Helen Archer said: “I got three emails about the budget review while I was in the budget review. The first marked important and ending ‘please advise ASAP’. The second had exclamation marks in the title. The third was in caps and marked with a red flag. She may explode.”
Nikki Hollis said: “I don’t know how they expect me to cope with this. I’ll be in until 11pm tonight putting together a 62-page dossier about my stress for HR, with links.”