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Benz88 05-25-2008 08:55 PM

Best Jobs for People with SA
 
I wanted to know from everyone's opinion on here what would you think would be the best jobs for people with SA?

shyvr6 05-25-2008 09:00 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
This has been brought up a few times before. I think it depends on how severe your sa is. Some people can do almost any job, while others would be better off sticking to jobs that don't deal with too many people.

queequag 05-26-2008 08:48 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
An artist!!!

Express your angst and loneliness through your creativity. You don't need to do this as a profession, even as a hobby..its effective.

Zarrix 05-26-2008 09:18 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
I couldn't do a customer service job. Maybe I could if it was a few randoms asking for help in a store, but not at a checkout or anything like that.
I want to deal with as few people as possible.

seanybhoy 05-26-2008 03:04 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Depending on the severity of the individuals SA then anything where your by yourself and getting paid a ****load of money seems to be a win-win situation.

miss.filth 05-26-2008 03:15 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
First of all, you can do any job if you put your mind to it. However, speaking from experience working in a hotel as a housekeeper (or even maintenance) is a great job for people with SA. It's all individual work and I go hours without seeing another person.

Shoeless 05-26-2008 04:23 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Personally, I think it might be good idea to at least try out a job that works with people... kind of forcing yourself out there, you know? Might even help with overcoming your anxiety, even if it's just a little bit.

spinal97 05-26-2008 04:46 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
100 years ago, you could have gone for lighthouse keeper. Now that was isolation. But, today, I don't think there is much you can do to avoid talking to people other than what people have suggested. You could become a writer.

Actually another idea is that you could make a living buying and selling stuff on ebay. I've known some people who do that for that living.

Rrusso1324 05-26-2008 06:00 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Artist is the way to be if you ask me!
Through writing, drawing/painting, and music

that is how i expressed before anxiety was prevalent in my life and now it is how I mend it and make it all better=]

Neptunus 05-26-2008 06:08 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Ah yes, the life of a starving artist. Too bad they're a dime a dozen.

Kyaa 05-26-2008 06:23 PM

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aries 05-26-2008 08:24 PM

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I would love to be a teacher for kindergarten or preschool a daycare. Kids gravitate to me and I don't get anxiety around them at all, I'm like a social butterfly with them. Maybe because I know their thoughts are so innocent and honest, I don't worry about their judgements or getting offended.
I'm worried I couldn't get hired, being male though.

~AJ~ 05-26-2008 10:47 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
cop

BeautifulSorta 05-26-2008 10:53 PM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
You can always become a paper boy/girl. That is, if you ask me, the most lonesome and anti-social job in the world.
I mean, you go out with all the newspapers in the middle of the night, on your own, and putting the newspapers in peoples mailboxes.
Maybe you can talk to and make friends with the mailboxes. ;)

kelso 05-27-2008 01:48 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Tiffany, I really appreciate you asking this as at my age and "been there done that" with not real good results I ponder this as well.
Okay, I did many jobs in my life. Firstly I had two kids to support. Secondly I had no idea what was wrong with me. Thirdly my age group you were not allowed to be sooks eg. "just get on with it".
My best jobs were out in the bush where you had little contact with others but quite frankly you ended up a "myall".
For me it is a job where I am in control. I do not have to put up with idiots. I have people around me that are in control of their own lives and can think for themselves. I am quite intolerant probably because I was brought up with that attitude.

JUSTIN I totally relate to you!

griff 05-27-2008 07:27 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
I currently work from home as a magazine journalist. I get work via email. I send the completed work back via email. I get paid electronically. Because I work for companies across the UK that are outside my area (quite a low-paid area) I can get better money than other people in my area working in offices at 'normal' jobs - I'd recommend it to anyone with SA. Teleworking means you can use your talents without the frustration of dealing with colleagues. Hope this encourages someone else to give it a go.

ardrum 05-27-2008 08:15 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
The problem with a lot of jobs I think is pay. If you have to support yourself 100%, then that eliminates a lot of jobs. :(

queequag 05-27-2008 08:39 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
Its also difficult to advance in careers with SA. SIGHHHHHH

ElectricVolcano 05-28-2008 10:12 AM

Re: Best Jobs for People with SA
 
I would like to get a job, but I'm so afraid of getting one. The reason I lost my last, good job was because I had a mental breakdown over getting sued over an old credit card debt. I constantly felt like someone was going to use the system to legally rob me at any moment. The people wanted my entire pay check or $350 a month, and I was lucky if I made $400 a month. It wasn't going to pay for my meds. I want to work and make money so I could at least maybe afford a hobby, but they could pounce on me when I start working again. There's also my problem with customer support. Before 2000, people used to be nice, but now they verbally attack you for just about anything. I don't want to wash dishes for a living either. I hate washing dishes. All I want to do is work at a computer for work, but you have to have a degree on that now. I've also thought about going back to school, but I don't know if I can get enough funding to not work while I'm going to school. I'm working on Disability, but I can't call my lawyer because I hate phones. Then, everyone tells me how I could get over that, but I don't want to. I hate phones, and I won't use them period. As for getting a job, I really don't know what to do.

I Miss home 05-28-2008 12:56 PM

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I used to work nights as a janitor. It was great. I just couldn't handle the night shift.


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