View Full Version : Can't hold a job


MilosM
06-11-17, 05:41 PM
I tried working different jobs, buy I always end up either quitting because I don't want to cause any more problems or I get fired for doing something stupid. So here are some:
1. I worked in a casino and got fired after two months because I supposedly forgot to lock the door. Although I thought that was not the true reason, but just my incompetence in general I couldn't be sure since that is something that I would forget.

2. I was driving a van, doing bread delivery. Although I could drive the van, I had serious trouble staying organized and remembering all the stores that I need to deliver to. I quit because I got increasingly anxious and got panic attacks because I was doing a terrible job overall, I though that was a good decision because it was not safe for me to drive while being that nervous and suffering from panic attacks.

3. I was a security guard at some old facility. This one was not easy to mess up, and I didn't, but since most of the time you do nothing but walk around the yard I started daydreaming like never before. And having that much time to thing about things was not healthy for me so I quit after a while.

The only job I was able to keep was at my uncle's company(kind of), but that was because he tolerated my mistakes. My job was to print stuff on t shirts, jerseys and everything else, and this was not a great job for someone with ADHD.
I had multiple cases where I apply the pressure to the shirt with the heat press, and while the shirt is being printed my mind wanders off and I forget to take it out on time, which results in a destroyed shirt.

I even once printed wrong numbers on some jerseys, for example number 3 on the front and number 16 on the back :). This was all result of my wandering mind.
The only way I can keep my mind from wandering is to do something engaging, but such jobs usually require quick thinking, and I seem to struggle with that too.

Right now I am trying to get into the business of building websites, I had some success so far, but I hope that medication will help me to do better. Never before taken meds so I am very excited.

Thanks for reading this, I just had the need to share this here.
Also sorry if my English is bad.

dvdnvwls
06-11-17, 08:05 PM
Hello, and welcome to the forum!

Your English is good - easy to understand.

It can take a lot of searching, and also some luck, to find jobs that are better for you. Everyone is different - the jobs that are good for you might not be good for me.

Every job will include some parts that are OK, and other parts that cause problems. The best thing is to find a job where the problems are small and the good parts are bigger.

Websites can be good in a lot of ways, but if I did that job I would waste too much time and not finish my work soon enough.

MilosM
06-12-17, 03:52 AM
Websites can be good in a lot of ways, but if I did that job I would waste too much time and not finish my work soon enough.

Exactly, I like it but I do waste a lot of time in recent days, I just hope some meds can help with that.
Btw where is your postmodernism quote from? I spend a lot of time thinking about what's wrong with the modern world and how can it be fixed, so I'm just curious.

weswes
06-19-17, 09:22 PM
i can't hold jobs either. Usually they are for 2-3 years. I make mistakes and then start feeling awful about them so I quit.

i really need to get on some medication badly. work today was basically awful.

MilosM
08-04-17, 05:48 PM
i can't hold jobs either. Usually they are for 2-3 years. I make mistakes and then start feeling awful about them so I quit.

i really need to get on some medication badly. work today was basically awful.

2-3 years is great, I can barely keep a job for few months. Don't know how I missed this post earlier.

irishadd
08-07-17, 09:02 AM
I've had very similar experiences to you.
I've lost count of the number of jobs I've had and I always had to leave to save them firing me.
Since I left school at 13 years ago I've probably averaged 1 job per year. I usually do OK for the first 3 months but it goes slowly downhill after that. I left my last job after only 4 months because I could see the pattern repeating itself and I wanted to stay on good terms with my boss.

Like you I'm now trying self employment. The only problem is getting the motivation and forcing myself to work when I really don't want to. But I love deadlines and I work better under pressure so who knows. Hopefully website building will suit you.
I've only been working self employed for the last 2 weeks but it is definitely better, I get to do something I know I'm good at and there is no one watching your mistakes. Even better, if I get bored of one task I can go do another for a while.
Pity I'm not making any money yet :P