By that I mean have you been given more assignments and and wider responsibilities, along with an additional number of reports, all without a significant raise or formal promotion? That's the focus of an intriguing and spot-on article in the February issue of Fortune Magazine.
With unemployment at an all-time high, you may feel fortunate to still have a job after all the lay-offs. But with that staff shrinkage many firms have brought a piling-on of responsibilities to an all-time high. Sure, you remind yourself, productivity is high--but so is unemployment.
So what can you do when you find yourself more and more in the throes of an "invisible promotion," and dealing with a lot of unwanted stress? It is quite possible to make that extra work work for your career in the long run. The article in Fortune (see link above) makes a number of useful suggestions.