EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Even if you have a job, you may worry about losing it.
More than 60 percent of working adults have that same worry, according to a recent survey, and it says the unstable economy could be to blame. The survey comes from the University of Phoenix. It found that 1 in 5 working adults think about losing their job at least once a week. Those fears are also affecting their performance at work.
One woman told 22News she can see why people are fearful, but that worrying may not be the way to handle it.
"It's a tough economy, and the job market is very competitive," said Karelia Stetz-Waters from Albany, Oregon. "Anything that one can do to work hard, and be successful and do the best job they can is probably a good idea."
The survey asked more than 1,600 employed adults. More than 30 percent of those people admitted they are less likely to disagree or speak up at work for fear of losing their job.
The University of Phoenix advises that showing confidence at work is still important regardless of the state of the economy, and that it's good to keep looking for ways to expand your skill set so you become more employable.