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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody else unable to hold a job?

I've been on the hunt for almost a year, and lately, I've been fired for the third time for not working fast enough. And it lasted 2 weeks and a half, my longest stay at a place in my lifetime.

I first thought I just ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time, but now after the 3rd job I'm fired from, I'm now considering the idea that I AM the problem.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 06:15 PM
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What job was it? My main problem with job hunting is the fact that I have to interact with people, which I can't do. I can't do jobs where there is a lot of pressure put on me. I'm pretty much incompetent when it comes to work. The only job I ever had was elementary school custodial work during the summer, and it wasn't too bad because I only interacted with the 2 women who worked there, and they were pretty nice and were very easy on me. I typically worked alone, except for the few times when the principal interacted with me.

A lot of bosses can be jerkoffs. Perhaps it is the fact that those 3 jobs just weren't very good. It's not exactly uncommon for people to get jobs that they hate because of a horrible boss or other reasons.
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So what were the reasons they gave you when they let you go?
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I had probably 6 jobs within the span of a year and a half and I ruined them all because of mostly my anxiety and depression and it sucks... but my next one I plan on keeping

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So what were the reasons they gave you when they let you go?
That is already mentioned in my post.

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First job was as a baker at Tim Hortons. Fired after three hours.
Second was in a grocery store, as a clerk in the fruit/vegetables department. Fired after three days.

The last one was as a dishwasher in a very small restaurant.

Seriously, I am not lazy at all - that's the thing. I work fairly hard.
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I haven't gotten fired from a job, but I have been job hopping a lot, it seems like my bosses keep getting worse, or my SA and depression keeps getting worse. I often get panic attacks Sunday night, because I dread going to work on Monday. I wish I could take some time off, but I need this job to pay the bills.

That's what she said.
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That's pretty weird because those jobs seem easy. I mean, it really appears that you are the problem.
That's what I'm thinking, but it can't be that hard to keep a job, can it?

From now on, it'll be impossible for me to feel safe once I get another job. I'll always feel like I'm standing on a tightrope.
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