Evaluate why you are feeling this way. Questions you may ask yourself to help accomplish this are:
- Do you feel insecure about your performance?
- Do you feel that your co-workers or supervisors dislike you?
- Are there tangible reasons that lead you to think this (company lay-offs, lack of hours)?
- Have you, realistically, done something that would result in your termination (tardiness, punishable offense, skipping work)?
From here, put in to practice a method of preparedness for the worst case scenario. It never helps to be prepared! Realistically walk-through the steps you could take to manage a loss of income and job.
Things you could do to prepare are:
- Seek out available employment opportunities (apply or inquire, it isn't a solid commitment).
- Ask for professional references from your current workplace.
- Start saving up a "fallback fund".
Now that you have prepared for the worst case scenario, nothing can stand in your way! Approach the issue head-on and decipher whether or not the worry has merit.
To do this, depending on what causes your anxiety, you could:
- Apologize to your supervisors for any poor performance, tardiness, or missed work. Empathize with their displeasure, and use realistic, non-excusing reasoning to explain your faults (depression, trouble at home, school, stress, illness).
- Work hard, bring results!
- Encourage, empathize with, and entertain your co-workers! Put on a friendly face, and really try to connect with and repair the relationships with your office peers!
- Communicate with your superiors if there have been external reasons beyond your control leading to your concern (lay-offs, etc.). Let them know what you bring to the table, how you benefit the company, and why you feel you should be kept on as an employee. Use examples that are introspective, realistic, and accentuate the reasons you make the workplace a better environment or more productive (ex.: I have an empathetic approach to customer service and employee relations, which has made me one of our top negotiators, bringing in repeat business that has benefits for all office members).