I was passing a lead to a potential project to my manager via email. Because he's super busy, I wanted to say something like the following at the end of the email.

"I hope this doesn't add _______ to your busy schedule."

where ______ = something that takes time to follow up, but may not lead to anything concrete

What's a good word/phrase for that? Or is there a better way to end the email politely?

Thanks a lot

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I would say busywork:


: work that usually appears productive or of intrinsic value but actually only keeps one occupied

The repetition of busy actually works well in your example sentence if you add another word:

I hope this doesn't add busywork to your already busy schedule.

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