Concern about losing your job

Fear of losing your job can be the result of:
  • Economic uncertainty
  • A critical manager
  • Missed deadlines or errors
  • Restructuring
  • Co-worker conflict
  • Self-doubt
  • Excessive stress or worry
  • Health concerns

In all cases you may be able to improve your control of the situation by:
  • Asking your manager what you can do to be successful at work
  • Considering if you have the knowledge, skills, training and resources to do the job well
  • Finding agreement with your manager on how your success will be measured
  • Getting advice or help from someone you trust
  • Thinking about and building on your strengths and abilities
  • Exploring your options
  • Checking your own well-being, because physical or mental health problems can impact your performance and your perspective

Learning what options you have if you do lose your job.

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The contents of these resources are offered for information purposes only. Every situation is different and you should consider your own circumstances before making decisions about employment and treatment options. These resources are not intended to offer legal, medical or other professional advice and should not be relied on as such.

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