For a worker there are many fears lying in the shadows like, fear of being laid off or stuck in a 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 the 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 many workers. To cope with this fear a person needs to improve his networks. Engage yourself in your professional community as fearing is not the solution to your problem. The real difference between those who stay employed and those who lay off is the strength of networks. The person with strong networks will enjoy his job.
Fear #2: If I don’t get laid off, but others do, can I be able 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 an opportunity to broaden your skills and that will increase your value in future.
Fear #3: Will I 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 ahead to your next position as a smart person does not just do what the boss tell them and nothing more. He needs to increase his scope instead of staying there where he is. Prepare yourself for more challenges and assignment. It’s up to you to determine your next step not the old model of your boss.
Fear #4: What if my superior yells at me again?
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.