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Awareness of Work Environment

Awareness of Work Environment

There are many fears surrounding job stability and it is reasonable for it to cause you worry however doing the proper research on your company or ask for direct feedback from your manager, this allows you to get clues on whether you have to prepare for a potential layoff or not.

It's okay to overthink things but it's much more important to think abour your mental health and that your fears should be grounded in evidence. Regardless, always keep in mind that if in the case that you were fired, you will bounce back because your career is not over yet.

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The Right Amount of Worry

If you tend to worry about a lot of things, you're no different from any exception achiever. Worrying is not a bad thing because it can often encourage us to better ourselves and improve.

However, worrying to the point of catstrophizing is dangerous and will ultimately end your career (worst-case scenario).

It's important to find a balance where you have enough distance from your "impending doom" thoughts in order to see them clearly.

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  1. What is the financial state of your company, the industry it's in, and the economy?
  2. What's the general culture of your company/organization/institution?
  3. Does your manager think and act critically?
  4. Do you have any personal biases and if so, what are they?

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Confusing worry with problem-solving

Worry is defined as a negative thinking pattern about unresolved and fearsome issues that could have serious consequences.

In life, we all have problems. But sometimes, when we are trying to use our energy to focus on solving these problems, we direct our energy to worry.

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Facing crossroads

Many of us don't get to choose how we leave a job, but when the writing is on the wall at your company, you have an opportunity to figure out your options.

You can quit on your own terms or wait and see if your employer lays you off or fires you. However, how you leave a job or how termination happens to you can impact your professional reputation.

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Feeling unsettled at work

When we start a new job, we are often told to 'fake it 'til we make it.' However, we may continue to feel out of our depth. It may be because there are no clear indicators that measure our performance.

  • Rather than speculating if you measure up in your work, ask for feedback.
  • Ask what indicators your boss will look at to assess your performance.
  • You could also ask for more coaching where you are struggling the most.

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