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Old 04-03-14, 10:14 AM
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Re: Can't Hold a Job

Hello Chicago ! ! !

been unemployed for several years so not one to talk... however.....

I totally agree with a lot of people here. I would have been fired after 5 minutes from a minimum wage job (cashier) without med's while I held 6-figure jobs because they were more suitable to my skills, personality, adhd-type

when i did have to work min' wage jobs I was a "dressing room" associate. aka, talked to people, laughed with them and got the MOST compliments anyone has ever gotten in the store I worked for (did wonder for my ego) ii got bored, talked to customers and they loved it

when I did have a prestigious job (got many performance bonuses and promotions) vs. cashier -- would fire me after 5 minutes.... another one is jobs that don't like opinionated people - would fire me in less than a day (actually took them 5 days)

long response to say: not every job is right for you... that doesn't mean they're bad, you're bad or whatever...
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Re: Can't Hold a Job

What do you love to do? What would you do if money weren't an object? (obviously it is) You said you love to write. Anything else? Let's start there.

Also, what were the specific difficulties at the other jobs? IMO, when you have very severe ADHD (I do) you can't do what everyone else does. You can't get the low level job, impress management, move up... and climb ladders so on and so forth. That's impossible when you have these kinds of disorders. It's not fair, it sucks.. but it's the way it is.
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Stev..79 - OK, your was more pithy, concise and to the point :/
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Lol.

Btw, I can totally relate to being craap at low level jobs while excelling at seemingly "more difficult" far higher paying jobs. Paradox?
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