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Careers: How do people with severe social anxiety pay the bills?


I currently have a decent paying job that I got through a connection, but I'm not guaranteed that I'll always have this job. Its a big concern of mine that one day I may lose it and will have a very tough time finding a job due to social anxiety. Or I may find a job where I feel "comfortable," but the pay may be very little due my very limited options.

How can a person deal with this problem?
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I just leech of my parents and use school as a decoy to fake ambition.
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I just leech of my parents and use school as a decoy to fake ambition.
Yep, same. I don't feel like getting a job either.
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I just leech of my parents and use school as a decoy to fake ambition.
what will you do in a few years? college only lasts so long whether or not you graduate unless youre getting your masters

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"But I'm not good at anything!" Well, I have good news -- throw enough hours of repetition at it and you can get sort of good at anything.

Don't like the prospect of pouring all of that time into a skill? The good news is that the sheer act of practicing will help you come out of your shell. People quit because it takes too long to see results, because they can't figure out that the process is the result.
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what will you do in a few years? college only lasts so long whether or not you graduate unless youre getting your masters
phd then homeless
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I'd rather have a career than be in school personally. Anything to get me from relying on my parents any longer is always a good thing.

I have way more anxiety in school than I do when I worked. I had one semi social job and the other I worked alone so maybe I've just been lucky.
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Only being a recent high school graduate, I still live at home and rely on my parents. They are encouraging me to get a summer job, so I submitted an application and hoping I get the job. I'm really happy I'm able to at least try to get a job this early, because it'll help later on after college.
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Find a cubicle job. Over time I got myself moved to an isolated cubicle with only one coworker that could see me. I then put up some huge shelves where he could see over to me. Problem solved. Kept my SA in check 80% of the time.
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Maybe it's better to focus on what jobs to avoid, since most require some degree of social interaction and it can depend on exactly what position you hold. Ex. Working with computers could mean working alone or in a team. I'd say freelance, but again it depends entirely on your approach to advertising/finding clients and what it is you're selling.
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I work in a warehouse for a trucking company. The days are really long and it's hot as hell in there. It barely pays my bills and the people I work with are the devil incarnate. I feel my blood pressure spiking through the roof everyday because of them. I don't have the resources to go back to school, so I'm pretty much trapped with what I've got.
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Eventually your parents stop supporting you and you just have to work, despite the pain. It helps to be in a job where you don't have to answer to many people above you.
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I am an indentured servant. No bills because the masters feed and shelter me, i have just enough money to vaguely dream of some things and maybe leaving but not enough to decide anything to do because any one choice i make instantly closes all other doors forever and if it's the wrong choice i die.

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Find a cubicle job. Over time I got myself moved to an isolated cubicle with only one coworker that could see me. I then put up some huge shelves where he could see over to me. Problem solved. Kept my SA in check 80% of the time.
What kind of cubicle jobs are there?
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