For a worker there are many fears lying in the shadows like, fear of being laid off or trapped in a complicated dead end job as compared to most people who are afraid of Halloween, scary images, and ghosts. In the view of Ford R. Myers, president of Carrier potential, LLC, and author of the “get the job you want, even when no one’s hiring”. “The American work place is largely driven by the fear, most bosses use fear as a mechanism of controlling and drive the employee’s activity”.
The following stated are the major fears an employee face during his employment;
Fear #1: What happens if I get laid off?
Due to the increasing unemployment rate, the fear of layoff is possibility for several workers. To cope with this fear a person needs to improve his networks. Engage yourself in the professional community as fearing is not the solution to your problem. The real variation between the people who stay employed and those who lay off is the difference in strength of networks. The person with strong networks will enjoy his job.
Fear #2: Suppose I don’t get laid off, and others do; is it possible to handle the additional responsibilities?
In the time of recession, the best workers are rewarded with surplus work which results in anxiety and tension. It’s even more worrying if that additional work is out of your skill. In this condition reach up to the boss and ask for his advice and take it as a chance to expand your skills and that will increase your value in future.
Fear #3: Is there any chance that I will be underemployed for long time?
This is a fear that belongs to new younger workers. It can happen with more experienced workers also. To cope with such situations start thinking forward to your next position as an elegant person will not do all the things told by his employer as it is and he will add something his own for more results. He needs to increase his scope instead of staying there where he is. Prepare yourself for more challenges and assignment. It’s your decision to find out your next step not the old methods of your employer.
Fear #4: What happens if my boss again yells at me?
It’s damaging for a worker’s morale when his boss yell at or criticize him in front of other workers. To solve this problem clear this at the beginning to the boss about the type of relationship you wanted.