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The simple answer to your question is yes as other folks have indicated.

A more complete but more complex answer to your question is to address:

"Management acknowledge this, but budget restraints limit our ability to recruit additional members to the team"

Management saying "yes we acknowledge that, we recognize that" is just "words" to make you feel better. They don't consider it critical to the organization's success, or they would really support actually getting someone!

Other things to watch out for (since there's a lot of psychology in this) is when management tells you bad news, but mixes in some kinda joke, maybe mentioning the issue directly, maybe not, but which basically makes it impossible to question it (its a subtle and clever technique). Another one to watch for is a 3 hour meeting where you are presented with the the plan and at 2 hours 55 minutes in are asked your opinions.

Be leery of management that "says" the right thing as opposed to management that "does" the right thing.

The simple answer to your question is yes as other folks have indicated.

A more complete but more complex answer to your question is to address:

"Management acknowledge this, but budget restraints limit our ability to recruit additional members to the team"

Management saying "yes we acknowledge that, we recognize that" is just "words" to make you feel better. They don't consider it critical to the organization's success, or they would really support actually getting someone!

Be leery of management that "says" the right thing as opposed to management that "does" the right thing.

The simple answer to your question is yes as other folks have indicated.

A more complete but more complex answer to your question is to address:

"Management acknowledge this, but budget restraints limit our ability to recruit additional members to the team"

Management saying "yes we acknowledge that, we recognize that" is just "words" to make you feel better. They don't consider it critical to the organization's success, or they would really support actually getting someone!

Other things to watch out for (since there's a lot of psychology in this) is when management tells you bad news, but mixes in some kinda joke, maybe mentioning the issue directly, maybe not, but which basically makes it impossible to question it (its a subtle and clever technique). Another one to watch for is a 3 hour meeting where you are presented with the the plan and at 2 hours 55 minutes in are asked your opinions.

Be leery of management that "says" the right thing as opposed to management that "does" the right thing.

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The simple answer to your question is yes as other folks have indicated.

A more complete but more complex answer to your question is to address:

"Management acknowledge this, but budget restraints limit our ability to recruit additional members to the team"

Management saying "yes we acknowledge that, we recognize that" is just "words" to make you feel better. They don't consider it critical to the organization's success, or they would really support actually getting someone!

Be leery of management that "says" the right thing as opposed to management that "does" the right thing.