The workload continues to increase and the number of hours to complete it to standards decreases, which equates to working overtime without compensation just to keep managers from browbeating you!
Let's face it, upper management need their heads shaken to realize that cutting department hours and expecting ever increasing workload standards to be met is NOT possible! All you do is stress out your staff unnecessarily; it's slavery.
Provide reasonable department hours and stop expecting staff to part the sea everyday.
The fact that the place is part of a union made it hard to balance work and studies as a student because of the minimum working hours that it requires everyone to work. Otherwise, the job itself wasn't too bad