Having a job you really like doing can be very fulfilling and rewarding, but sometimes what we do for a living can create anxiety. And sometimes our worry and concern about work spills over into our dreams. Here are six common dreams people have about their jobs, and what they usually mean, according to an expert in dream interpretation.

  • 1

    Getting Fired

    This dream is your way of subconsciously preparing yourself in case you do get fired.

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  • 2

    Running Late for Work

    It usually has something to do with feeling like you're not living up to expectations, whether they're your supervisor's or your own.

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  • 3

    You Killed Your Boss

    This one generally means you're frustrated and feel like you're being controlled, but you can't do anything about it. It's a way of subconsciously responding to feeling disempowered.

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  • 4

    Showing Up to Work Naked

    Typically, it means you feel like you don't really know what you're doing and you're worried that your boss or co-workers will find out or realize you don't belong in the position you're in.

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  • 5

    Being at the Office

    If your entire dream is you working, it means your work stress is so great that you feel completely overwhelmed.

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  • 6

    Sex With a Co-worker

    It doesn't necessarily mean you're attracted to them, especially when you're really not. Generally, this type of dream means there's some aspect of their personality that you wish you had.

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