The opportunity: Ask for a raise, a promotion, or some extra help.
Let your boss know what’s putting you over the edge. It might be helpful to track everything you do on an Excel sheet for a workday or two, or even make a simple graph or pie chart of your day. Once you have all your info gathered, tell your boss exactly what you’re looking for: a raise or a promotion? Or do you simply need someone to lighten your load? By coming to your boss with all the facts and a proposed solution, chances are good that you’ll get what you want out of the situation.