Guys I just feel so confused about those "urgent" tasks. any advice?
I'm currently working as a junior analyst in a boutique IB with a small team of around 10 people. I've encountered some challenges recently and would greatly appreciate your advice.
Here is the situation:
I was assigned to Project A, butthat it wasn't urgent and reassigned me to Project B. Later, I was shifted to Project C with a specific deadline, as the MD supposedly wanted it completed.
However, it turns out that the MD had no knowledge of these project rearrangements and questioned why I hadn't focused on Project A yesterday. And no one has reviewed my deliverables for Project C, and this has happened multiple times.
Before that, director gave me a two-day deadline for Project D, claiming it was super urgent. While I was working on Project D, MD suddenly blamed me for not working on another project. I asked the Director for next steps, which resulted in him scolding me and accusing me of laziness. He then told me he would no longer be involved with Project D and that it was now all my problem. Despite completing the final draft and everything, no one actually reviewed it for both projects. (till today)
Last week, I was told that a task was "urgent" and needed to be done "tonight." I had to allocate a few hours of my time from my current project to work on it. However, when I messaged the senior who assigned me the task around 11 pm for key figures, he read and disappeared. I waited for an hour and then reached out to Director, but received no response. I waited until 2 then I turned off my PC.(with no messages from anyone). And the next day I was told this one was not urgent.
I apologize for the long story. I just want to write down the whole thing. I sat down for a while and cannot figure out,
I really appreciate any advice or suggestions you may have.