Someone asked me if the retired secretary’s position had been filled yet because she wanted it.
“Not that I know of,” I replied. “The hospital has not been filling empty positions, but rather distributing the work to others. They will probably give her workload to me.”
“How can they put more work on you when you already do so much!” the person gasped.
“Oh, thank you for noticing!” I answered.
(The departed secretary didn’t do much and they keep adding to my responsibilities, so this is a strong possibility. My supervisor will embrace the idea.)