I've inherited a direct who is not happy.
When he was hired (before I arrived), the hiring manager laid out an expectation of 40-hour workweeks with a few late nights here and there. That situation has changed recently and the nature of his job is such that he's been working 14-hour weekdays and at least one day each weekend.
He's in a salaried position, so he's not getting any compensation for the extra hours and he's one of the few team members with a wife and children... I know he's missing dinners most nights and some weekend personal activities.
Now that I'm his new manager, and I've inherited this situation, I want to address his unhappiness. We don't have the budget to hire another body. Indeed, it's not that the volume of work has increased, it's that it now comes at odd hours and needs to be completed immediately. What do I do to ensure this top performer doesn't get disgusted and burned out?