Stephanie (steph_emu) wrote in polloftheday,
Stephanie
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If you're nervous and you know it clap your hands...

I've just called my workplace to find out when I'm working next, which brings together two things that make me anxious: my job and making telephone calls. So, now that my heart rate's slowed down again, I'm curious to find out if anyone else feels the same.

Poll #1299467 Telephones and jobs

How do you feel about making telephone calls to people who a) aren't expecting a call from you and b) aren't close friends or family?

I love it. I could chat away all day.
1(1.0%)
Fine. It's just a phone call, no big deal.
10(10.2%)
I don't enjoy it, but it's not as if I'm scared of it.
11(11.2%)
I dislike it but I do what I have to.
25(25.5%)
It makes me extremely anxious and I try to avoid it wherever possible. Can you hear that noise? That's my heart trying to jump out of my chest when I pick up the phone.
50(51.0%)
Other.
1(1.0%)

What category does your job (loosely) fall into?

Professional
23(23.5%)
Skilled / trades
5(5.1%)
Entry-level / retail
28(28.6%)
No job
24(24.5%)
Jobs in more than one category
4(4.1%)
Other
14(14.3%)

How does your job make you feel? (Part one.)

Satisfied
0(0.0%)
Happy
0(0.0%)
Relaxed
0(0.0%)
Fulfilled
0(0.0%)
Skilful
0(0.0%)
Wanted
1(1.7%)
Challenged
0(0.0%)
Experienced
1(1.7%)
Powerful
1(1.7%)
Important
0(0.0%)
Superior
1(1.7%)
Accomplished
0(0.0%)
Useful
6(10.3%)
Confident
0(0.0%)
Competitive
0(0.0%)

How does your job make you feel? (Part two.)

Over-qualified
1(1.5%)
Selfish
0(0.0%)
Incompetent
0(0.0%)
Stressed
2(3.0%)
Guilty
0(0.0%)
Anxious
0(0.0%)
Inferior
0(0.0%)
Self-conscious
0(0.0%)
Tired
1(1.5%)
Under-appreciated
1(1.5%)
Bored
2(3.0%)
Confused
0(0.0%)
Under-trained
0(0.0%)
Inexperienced
0(0.0%)
Emotional
0(0.0%)

Any other feelings you'd care to add?

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