We all know about FOMO, or fear of missing out, when it comes to our social lives, but can we experience FOMO on the job, too? The fear of missing out makes us do things we might not want to do just so we can say we did them. In our personal lives, that can be a waste of time. But in our professional lives, we can have legitimate reasons for experiencing FOMO. When you go to conferences and networking events, you want to make the most of the time you spend at the event.