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Sweetleaf
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: Jobs for people who suck at working. Reply with quote

Anyone know of any? seriously I'm burnt out on college and I suck at most jobs especially if its a fast paced job and if I have to deal with constant florecent lighting or constant loud noise especially if there are sudden loud noises. I doubt there are many jobs that have such low expectations they would want to hire me but if anyone knows of any I am open to suggestions.
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zer0netgain
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Jobs for people who suck at working. Reply with quote

Sweetleaf wrote:
Anyone know of any? seriously I'm burnt out on college and I suck at most jobs especially if its a fast paced job and if I have to deal with constant florecent lighting or constant loud noise especially if there are sudden loud noises. I doubt there are many jobs that have such low expectations they would want to hire me but if anyone knows of any I am open to suggestions.


Do you have a problem "working" or just with the work environment?

If you can't produce the product you are asked to do, nothing will solve that. If it's a matter of your work environment being counterproductive for you, that can be solved by finding an employer with a compatible work environment.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid in this economy, you can't get away with sucking at any job.

Maybe try being an unarmed security guard. They don't do much, and it typically pays a little more than minimum wage.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Jobs for people who suck at working. Reply with quote

zer0netgain wrote:
Sweetleaf wrote:
Anyone know of any? seriously I'm burnt out on college and I suck at most jobs especially if its a fast paced job and if I have to deal with constant florecent lighting or constant loud noise especially if there are sudden loud noises. I doubt there are many jobs that have such low expectations they would want to hire me but if anyone knows of any I am open to suggestions.


Do you have a problem "working" or just with the work environment?

If you can't produce the product you are asked to do, nothing will solve that. If it's a matter of your work environment being counterproductive for you, that can be solved by finding an employer with a compatible work environment.


Well sort of both.......some work environments just stress me out in general because they set off all my sensory sensitivities, and the more stress I am put under the less efficient I am I tend to do things at a kind of slow pace naturally but under stress I end up working even slower. Also the people I'm working with can be an issue.....like other employees and customers if they start getting impatient with me it makes me really nervous.
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Sweetleaf
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SadAspy wrote:
I'm afraid in this economy, you can't get away with sucking at any job.

Maybe try being an unarmed security guard. They don't do much, and it typically pays a little more than minimum wage.



I weigh 92 pounds and am 4'11 I am pretty sure I would get laughed at if I tried applying or a job like that, not to mention I am not very confident or assertive or anything so I would have a hard time enforcing anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, quite a few Aspies without college degrees seem to be stockers in grocery stores, night auditors in hotels, and library assistants. Also, I suggested a while ago that you might enter the medical cannabis industry but you shot that idea down...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweetleaf wrote:
SadAspy wrote:
I'm afraid in this economy, you can't get away with sucking at any job.

Maybe try being an unarmed security guard. They don't do much, and it typically pays a little more than minimum wage.



I weigh 92 pounds and am 4'11 I am pretty sure I would get laughed at if I tried applying or a job like that, not to mention I am not very confident or assertive or anything so I would have a hard time enforcing anything.


I was at the mall once with my mom. There were two unarmed security guards there. One of them was morbidly obese. I turned to my mom and asked how he could stop anyone from stealing when all they would have to do is run away. She chuckled. The next unarmed guard was a little person. He could not have been over 4 feet tall. When I went to tell my mom a similar scenario regarding his supposed physical inadequacy for his position she silenced me and drew my attention to him walking right along side of me. He was so short that I didn't even see him. Needless to say I feel he was exceptionally better at his job then the other guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Jobs for people who suck at working. Reply with quote

Sweetleaf wrote:
Well sort of both.......some work environments just stress me out in general because they set off all my sensory sensitivities, and the more stress I am put under the less efficient I am I tend to do things at a kind of slow pace naturally but under stress I end up working even slower. Also the people I'm working with can be an issue.....like other employees and customers if they start getting impatient with me it makes me really nervous.


1. Make a list of the things that interest you (anything that would hold your attention for you to do well at it).

2. Do you think any of these could be spun into an occupation? Share it with others or even with us.

If you can ID a skill or interest that you could turn into a vocation, that would be your best bet.

Otherwise, see if you can learn to stay focused on a less-interesting task long enough to do your requirement of being diligent enough to do good work for the time you are assigned to work and try to find a work environment that doesn't irritate your sensitivities.
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Sweetleaf
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Jobs for people who suck at working. Reply with quote

zer0netgain wrote:
Sweetleaf wrote:
Well sort of both.......some work environments just stress me out in general because they set off all my sensory sensitivities, and the more stress I am put under the less efficient I am I tend to do things at a kind of slow pace naturally but under stress I end up working even slower. Also the people I'm working with can be an issue.....like other employees and customers if they start getting impatient with me it makes me really nervous.


1. Make a list of the things that interest you (anything that would hold your attention for you to do well at it).

2. Do you think any of these could be spun into an occupation? Share it with others or even with us.

If you can ID a skill or interest that you could turn into a vocation, that would be your best bet.

Otherwise, see if you can learn to stay focused on a less-interesting task long enough to do your requirement of being diligent enough to do good work for the time you are assigned to work and try to find a work environment that doesn't irritate your sensitivities.


I don't really have any intrests that could contribute to any sort of career....and lately nothing holds my attention long enough for me to do well at it........I don't know it's pretty hopeless, I'll only get fired if i try to find a job anyways.
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