How to I tactfully tell my boss that I am not taking any more responsbilities at this time.?

I work for an automotive parts stamping plant. Until recently, my responsbilities included CMM reporting and Quality administration. Back in August I applied for a job that was posted for an MRO buyer / Production Scheduler in our facility. I got the job (with a catch) They offered me the job on the condition that I also maintained the CMM responsibilities since there was no one else at the facility who could do this work. I agreed although I was doubtful that all of the duties could be completed successfully by one person (and stated so at the time). Now I am 2 months into the new job and although I have taken on the MRO buying I have not yet been trained on the Scheduling due to the fact that the CMM duties took up too much time to allow for it. Last week a quality technician left the facility and they have decided not to replace him. Friday, they asked me to take on part of his responsibilities. How do I refuse the responsibility without getting fired? You are right. They are cutting costs. I believe that they will announce the closure of the plant very soon. However, in the meantime it's not worth my health to try to keep up. They are making the mess (mgmt) so they should take steps to fix it instead of dumping on us drones. I appreciate your answers. It tells me that at least I'm doing the right thing by trying to stand up for myself. Thanks

Asked By: Wanderer - 1/19/2008
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First, explain to your boss that you are overworked and see what his reaction is. If he doesn't care then go to either your union (if there is one) or HR... More
Answered By: almcneilcan - 1/19/2008
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They won't fire you. Let them know that you took on the MRO buyer/Production Scheduler position, which you are enjoying, but you haven't been trained on such and such - so you don't think that you'll be able to take on the portion of responsibilities of the guy who left... More
Answered By: greenglass20 - 1/19/2008
I'll try to tell you this as tactfully as possible... More
Answered By: Barry auh2o - 1/19/2008
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