Phobia of starting a new job

@scheng1 (24800)
Singapore
April 17, 2016 1:44am CST
I do not know if there is a name for the phobia of starting a new job. I know that there are some people with such phobia. They apply for the job. They go to the interview eagerly. When it comes to the first day at work, they get cold feet. They do not go, and then they have to start job hunting again. The only exception is when they are recommended by their friends, and their friends meet them somewhere and go to work together. It has happened so many times that new employees do not come to work. It sure causes a lot of trouble for the company!
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@sunrisefan (17936)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I only had one employer after which I availed of the early retirement program after working with it for 32 years. Now you can guess my age hahaha!
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
I think you are likely to return to work, even if it is part time basis. Most people cannot tolerate sitting at home if they can find another job on a part time basis. Sometimes they work as a taxi driver because they can set their own time and earning target.
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@sunrisefan (17936)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@scheng1 Though retired from my regular work, I'm still very active though in the cooperative where I'm a member and, in fact, they've always prodded me to run for the Board. However, I refused and told them that I am still able to help the cooperative with my membership in the Investment Committee and also in the Technical Working Group that oversees construction or repairs of the Head Office building and branches in the different towns and cities. Aside from that (and even the reason I refused to run for the Board) is my service in the ministry in our parish.
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@sunrisefan (17936)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@scheng1 I had a one-term stint with the board for 2 years and that gave me the opportunity to travel to Thailand and Korea to attend the Asian Credit Cooperative Union's annual assembly and forum. I could have run for 2 more terms but I declined to do so.
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@PapaBits (629)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Well I think its normal. Everyone gets their first try. After a while, you'l get used to it. But dont jump from job to job. haha Just experiment and maybe someday youll land the perfect job for you.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
When jobs are abundant, and you are young, you can afford to jump from job to job. If you have a family that relies on your income, you will settle down in a job no matter how bad you want to quit.
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@PapaBits (629)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@scheng1 I think thats the problem in most employees. They dont like their job so their performance is not that good meaning their output is also not good. Its very difficult to balance things especially someone is relying on you.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
@PapaBits That is partly the way that jobs are managed now. No point getting loyal to your company when you know that the companies can choose to close down the operations, and bring the jobs to other countries.
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@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I don't know anybody like that yet. And this is the first time i heard about that.
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@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
19 Apr 16
Yeah, I call it New Workplace Anxiety Disorder!
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
20 Apr 16
Yes, that is a nice way of putting it. I think the anxiety is for both parties. The existing team has to worry about the new colleague too. They have to train and guide the new person.
@LoriAMoore (4786)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I've been on both sides of that.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
I hate it when I was working in HR! If I could get my hands on those people, I might beat them up!
@maezee (32319)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Sure does cause problems. Its intimidating starting a new job. But I would certainly show up! We all have to take these risks.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
Yes, in many cases, the employer has paid for the medical checkup, and the employer has arranged for the uniform, locker and other things that new employees need. It is very irresponsible not to turn up for work.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
i think your reaction is just normal for new employees because your too excited to have that but when you are used to it, you could never feel cold feet anymore, you even feel hot feet because of many works to be done. lol.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I don't know how it's called. But there are really those kinds of people.
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@cherriefic (4690)
• Baguio, Philippines
17 Apr 16
It might not be the offer, not the phobia.
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@Blondie2222 (21823)
• United States
19 Apr 16
I've never been in such situation. But we hire some employees they only last a few days then leave, it happens every where.
@marlina (73881)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
That is strange, never heard of this before.