Still at the end of My Rope

Last Monday was dreadful. I was stupefied by questions from callers and sometimes berated by my trainer. That night my pompous, domineering step-mother ordered that I must continue at the job for the time being. She said that I should continue to badger my job coach to provide the assistance she has so far notContinue reading “Still at the end of My Rope”

Have I reached the end of my rope?

This past week at work was pretty bad. I struggled to take calls from fellow company employees who had questions relating to the company’s expense reporting system. My trainer has frequently been unpleasant with me when I put the caller on hold and ask him to give me the information the caller is requesting. IfContinue reading “Have I reached the end of my rope?”

Trying to Find Accomodations at Work

Yesterday, my job coach created a short draft of possible accomodations that I should ask for in spite of my employer refusing to consider accomodations for me because I lack a recent neuro-psych evaluation. My diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, along with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and ADD, occurred in 2012. This list of possible accomodations includedContinue reading “Trying to Find Accomodations at Work”

Things Ain’t Going Real Good Right Now

Today at work was not good. First of all, I finally received a response from a company official about possible Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accomodations. I was informed that my diangostic report from 2012 was too old and that any accomodations would have to be based on a new diagnosis. Second, my trainer wasContinue reading “Things Ain’t Going Real Good Right Now”

Difficulties at Work

My current job–a call center gig–revolves around verbal communication, a skill in which I’m significantly lacking. It also revolves around relatively quick auditory processing and high energy–skills which I’m also found wanting. This past Monday, during a team huddle on WebEx, I leaned to the side of my work desk to look at my notebookContinue reading “Difficulties at Work”

Taking My Dad Home from the Hospital

I picked my dad up from the hospital in the middle of the afternoon after his nearly week long treatment for Valley Fever. I was substituting in this duty for my step-mother who has had cold/flu symptoms for the past few days–she could have Covid for all I know. He walked gingerly, even a littleContinue reading “Taking My Dad Home from the Hospital”

An Update on my Dad’s Condition

My dad has been determined to have Valley Fever. This is a fungal infection, with the majority of cases in the US ocurring in Arizona. He got back from Arizona around March 5 or 7th. He and my step-mother have a small second home in that state. I read online that most cases of ValleyContinue reading “An Update on my Dad’s Condition”

Update on My Dad’s Condition

After seemingly being on the upswing yesterday, my dad’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. The doctors no longer believe he has Meningitis but some rarer infection that my step-mom couldn’t prononounce when she relayed the news to me. His constant headaches are more excruciating and his back and neck are incredibly stiff.Continue reading “Update on My Dad’s Condition”

The Trainer at my New Job and my Dad’s Condition

In the middle of last night, my father went to the emergency room and finally received a diagnosis for the excruciating headache, chills, blurred vision and other symptoms he’d experienced for the previous ten days: Meningitis. Actually the doctors aren’t completely sure that it’s Meningitis; one of them suggested he might have Valley Fever.  EarlyContinue reading “The Trainer at my New Job and my Dad’s Condition”

The First Two Weeks at My New Job and Potential Trauma Looming

There are many little details to remember at my new job and I’m trying to learn from any mistakes I make. My boss rebuked me in a sternly worded email on Wednesday after I missed several messages from her the previous day on the Jabber chat system. She was trying to communicate with me regardingContinue reading “The First Two Weeks at My New Job and Potential Trauma Looming”

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