Fri., November 30, 2012 7:42am (EST)

WORKING: Contractor Anxiety
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The new economy has many people working as contractors or consultants rather than full-time employees, which can make some feel insecure about their jobs. Brandon Smith answers a listener question about how to handle that insecurity. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewayfarer/2377059667/>F. Javier Llorente via Flickr</a>.)
The new economy has many people working as contractors or consultants rather than full-time employees, which can make some feel insecure about their jobs. Brandon Smith answers a listener question about how to handle that insecurity. (Photo Courtesy of F. Javier Llorente via Flickr.)
The economy over the last few years has forced many workers out of their jobs. Some have found work as “contractors” or “consultants” for a specific project or a temporary role at a company. You can imagine that makes some people feel pretty insecure about their work life.

Workplace expert Brandon Smith answers a listener question about how to handle that insecurity.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.