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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Jobs???

Can everyone put an input to what the jobs an SA person can do please? It can be any wage wether it's high medium or low
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Lower pay jobs: Janitor, forklift operator, factory work. Worked in all 3 and never had anxiety issues in these type of jobs.

Higher pay jobs: Work in Parks and Forestry, Astronomer, Field Geologist, some engineering jobs.
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What about gardening?
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a queens guard like I had mentioned to someone else..

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What about gardening?
Yes, I did landscaping for a very short time. It's fine.

Worst jobs for me: Restaurants, Retail and Health Care. Anything with customers or patients was a nightmare for me. And I don't even have full-blown SAD just performance anxiety/GAD.
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Librarian. I worked in a library while going to college. Some of the full time Librarians were very much withdrawn and quiet. Some never spoke.
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You could make pizzas. You just stay in the back. I applied at a few pizza places but no one has called back. :[ lol
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Even jobs that seem SA-friendly, usually have social dynamics with co-workers. I actually find the co-worker social side of jobs worse than having to deal with the public etc.
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Fight the SA.

Do something social like bartender, office work, who cares, get out there and have fun.
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Even jobs that seem SA-friendly, usually have social dynamics with co-workers. I actually find the co-worker social side of jobs worse than having to deal with the public etc.
Yeah..I kinda agree with this. Customers/public, can be very annoying, rude, but at least they come and go. Coworkers you have to deal with on a daily basis or whenever, which freaks me out a little.

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Someone with SA can do any job possible... the problem is starting it.

I work in retail which is probably a SA suffers nightmare but it was almost like I had no choice to take the job (long story)

I was bad, could barely cope with it, but at the time I pushed on. 6 years later and im still there and its not easy at all even after that time.. but im used to it now
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I've thrown myself into a customer-facing job, because I think I'd become a recluse if I didn't! When I was unemployed, I pretty much stayed in every day and got nervous if I had to go somewhere new or somewhere I didn't go very often (like to the doctors). Now I work in a supermarket on the delicatessen and the fish and meat counters (wooo!) and I have to talk to strangers constantly. It's not too difficult because I pretty much say the same things to every customer! I've found it's helped a bit with my self confidence and even though I feel very nervous before going to work, I feel better about myself actually being able to do it and achieve something!
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Even jobs that seem SA-friendly, usually have social dynamics with co-workers. I actually find the co-worker social side of jobs worse than having to deal with the public etc.
I agree!

With the customers, I know what to say. I have absolutely NO idea what to talk about with my colleagues!
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Well to start you might want to consider working the night shift anywhere you can. There's much less people and it's more relaxed. I myself am hoping to get in anywhere near my house. Whether it be Meijers, K-marts, Walmarts, anyone of those places. Hey a job's a job, at least to start out with.

The nightshift is key, and most places are really willing because not many people want to work the night shift.

That and I'm a total night person so it works out well. Perhaps that could work for you as well? It's so much more relaxed.

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Are there any jobs that are a happy medium? Like something where your SA isn't pounding into your brain every time you move, but also something that doesn't turn you into an horrible socially isolated recluse troll?
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I drive a truck delivering concrete and haven't run into many SA related problems.One time i got laid off for a little wail and drove a taxi cab, that turned out to be a total nightmare.
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I was a Legal Secretary for a few years. It was mostly just typing and it was in a small office with few people so the anxiety levels were pretty low.
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I started working at a gas station. The hardest part about it is getting there, and starting the day for some reason. After I'm there for awhile, I get used to it, and I feel a little better (unless it's a bad day). Talking/developing some type of friendship with the coworkers is one of the harder parts. I'm still working on that. If I worked at a gas station that wasn't in my town, it would be better, because I wouldn't have to talk much to the customers. Everyone knows each other, so that kind of sucks, but if it was some random out of the way place, it would probably be random people coming in mostly and I wouldn't have to be as friendly and talkative.

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