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Career anxieties: Everybody’s got ’em

Posted On: Apr. 11, 2023 1:12 PM CST

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A new survey finds that fear appears to be as common in the workplace as a paycheck.

A recent online survey of 1,039 workers, conducted by the job and resume website, found that 87% admitted they suffer from work-related fears and that 81% admit that their fears and phobias have affected their job in negative ways.

While 25% have never sought help to overcome their anxieties, 57% say they would be comfortable talking to their manager. That said, 80% believe having fears and phobias is something to be ashamed of.

The “phobias” pointed out in the survey included making decisions, taking responsibility, public speaking, getting fired, making a mistake, being disliked by co-workers or a boss, or not being able to handle the workload.