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What was your first job?

Or, what is your current job? How old were you and how did you get your first job? How did it affect your SA/how did you manage your SA?

It's embarrassing to admit, but I've never had a job. Just the idea of going through the whole process makes me extremely nervous. I've been isolating myself for so long and hate where I'm at in life. I'm so terrified of running into people that I know, having to make small talk, and awkwardly talk about what I've been up to.
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My first job was selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. It wasn't door to door as they made us appointments to "demonstrate" the vacuums and clean and shampoo one room for free. I was 16 at the time and my mental health wasn't as bad as it became in the years to come.

Currently truck driving and have been since last year. It's nice being on the road by myself a lot. We do a lot of local work as well, so I do have to deal with customers, paperwork, and stuff. It's not too bad though.
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My very first job was pumping petrol part-time at a service station - I was either 15 or 16. My first full-time job was at 17 when I went to work in the kitchen of a big private hospital I grew up near. My anxiety wasn't bad back then at all because it didn't bother me - I met my first girlfriend in that kitchen too.
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Security guard. Great job for SA. It was very compatible with SA and it improves it. But what is your social ability? Are you in the outside world? Can you shop etc.
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First job I was a bartender at a five star hotel at age 18. I got to meet rich rich people, kinda influenced my ambitions and helped with my SA too.

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Got my first job at 16, started there doing co-op for school first before they offered me a job, it was working in a warehouse.
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