I don't think so. I think my last ditch attempt was the day I went on leave, so a couple of weeks ago, when I emailed my line manager with a list of the work I had on, and which might need some support while I was away, and I also put, in writing, that my employer needed to do something about the workload, and that I was feeling desperate. it is the fact that he didn't respond to that email - at all! - that was the last straw and is why I am sending this email today. Part of my legal case will be his failure to respond. Oh, and while I was off, he sent an email to everyone else, arranging a meeting, in which he reported that I was on leave, so that it was only the "stalwarts" who were meeting. I don't know if he thinks the word means something else, but I have taken serious offence to that, and the two things together were my confirmation that I need to hand in my notice.