I’m Sick of This Shit

I have trouble telling people things they don’t want to hear. That can be a problem with my current job. The week had been going ok until toward the end of today (Thursday). I got a call from the wife of a former worker at my company. The wife claimed that the worker’s boss hadContinue reading “I’m Sick of This Shit”

Trying to Escape my Current Job

A few weeks ago I had two interviews–one at a grocery and the other at a retail establishment. I was actually accepted for for the retail job (as an “apparel clerk”). My schedule would have started at 20 hours a week at minimum wage. This would be a significant downgrade from my current job whichContinue reading “Trying to Escape my Current Job”

Turmoil

My biggest problem at my job continues to be auditory processing and lacking the confidence to stand up to callers when necessary. Yesterday an angry employee of our company called because she’d been unable to get her expense report approved and have the company reimburse her for it. The reimbursement amount was around $1100. SheContinue reading “Turmoil”

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?”

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”

Reminisce of a Past Job Experience/Office Skills Training (Part 2)

Those first three months with Nicole supervising my front desk training were very stressful. I was in a constant state of anxiety, which increased my proneness to mistakes. I remember one incident about a month into my tenure. One of my tasks at the end of my duty of picking up and dropping off mailContinue reading “Reminisce of a Past Job Experience/Office Skills Training (Part 2)”

Reminisce of a Past Job Experience/Office Skills Training (Part 1)

In December 2017, I was compelled to have double bypass surgery on my heart and had to lay low for several months. In March 2018, seeking a route back into the workforce, I enrolled in an office skills training and job placement program offered to persons’ with disabilities. This program is offered by a non-profitContinue reading “Reminisce of a Past Job Experience/Office Skills Training (Part 1)”

Stuck in a Difficult Job Situation (for the Umpteenth Time)

As I implied in my introductory post, my current employment situation is distressing. It requires manual dexterity skills as well as social skills that I don’t have in great quantity. One of the department managers has been assigned to train me. He says I’ve been picking up the basic tasks of the job fairly well.Continue reading “Stuck in a Difficult Job Situation (for the Umpteenth Time)”

My Search For Employment as an Autistic Adult

I’m forty one years old with a master’s degree in history. Seven and a half years ago — not long after I earned that degree and at which point I’d accumulated little experience in terms of paid employment — I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. As part of the IQ test portion of the diagnosticContinue reading “My Search For Employment as an Autistic Adult”

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