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Old 08-21-19, 06:50 AM
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How the most boring job imaginable helped me get back on my feet.

I had many jobs, and I got fired from most of those, while in some cases I quit to avoid getting fired. Then I found this factory job that pays well, but is physically demanding, boring and I have to work night shifts. It turns out this job is actually ADHD friendly, kind of. How can a boring factory job be ADHD friendly? Because it is so simple and boring, that you can get it done while daydreaming the entire day. I can be lost in thoughts the entire shift, and I still won't mess anything up. This is great for my stress levels, and because for the first time I had some spare money, I was able to get diagnosed and purchase my first meds. Also, because I am physically active my ADHD symptoms are more manageable than before anyway.

This is far from the solution I seek of course. I still feel that my potential is wasted, and my impulsive buying will put me into debt anyway, it's only a matter of time. I am trying to figure out how to do something more meaningful that pays more, but that will be hard. I do have some opportunities to progress inside this factory, but I'm afraid that any promotion will set me up for failure in the long run.
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