My husband is in what would be considered middle management. His 'team' (the region he manages for his area) has been short staffed for over 3 years now. There were 2 others who were his equal and one of those individuals left the company (because the workload was a burden) That peer has not been replaced rather the work has been divided between my husband and the other peer. My husband also lost a higher level employee off of his team due to a Sr Vice President taking her off and putting her on a 'Special Project' team. This has made the situation wose because she was a high performer on his team and her position on his team has not been filled for almost a year now.
There has been a very high turn over in SR VP's. My husband is working 65+ hrs/wk to keep up with no compensation.