Workers fear inadequacy in the workplace

stock business meeting - gathered around a table - discussion.
stock business meeting - gathered around a table - discussion.

More than a third of people in the East Midlands fear they will be “found out” for not being as able to do their job as their bosses and co-workers think they are.

The study released by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) revealed people feel they aren’t good enough at work.

Thirty seven per cent of people in the East Midlands expressed fears they will be exposed for not being as good at some aspects of their job, slightly less than the UK as a whole, where 40 per cent of people had the fear.

AAT also found the following:

· 74 per cent of people in the East Midlands admit they regularly feel ‘out of their depth’ at work

· 52 per cent declare they feel they ‘chance their luck’ on aspects of their job.

· 46 per cent admit to using business “buzz words” while having absolutely no idea what they mean (compared to 40 per cent of people across the UK)

· 53 per cent said they feel they are in a job they perhaps aren’t sufficiently qualified for.

· 79 per cent admitted they felt ‘lucky’ to secure their job given the current employment market.