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I have help from the Mental Health Assc. and Vessid to find a job. I told the woman at MHA that I just want a part-time to get my feet wet, to kinda break me in so to say. I want something that is 2-3 days a week or something that is just a few hours each day. If not, I feel like I'll be setting myself up for failure. Last time I trired to work a full-time job I became so depressed I was borderling suicidal.

I also told her that I have skills working on cars/trucks, welding, and things like that.

There really isn't much around here for part-time jobs unless you want to work at a fast food place or Wal-Mart, and neither are SA friendly. Not to mention that I would have no interest in a job like that.

Anyway, she keeps telling me about all these jobs that I'm not interested in. Some are full-time and some part-time, but they're jobs that I have no interest in.

I feel like I really should go for some of them since this poor woman is going through the trouble of telling me about them, even though I already know about most of them because I've been looking myself.

I'm so afraid this woman is going to think that I don't want to work at all. I'm afraid she's going to think that I just keep making excuses not to apply for some of these jobs.

I just don't know what to do. I even thought about starting a small welding business so I wouldn't have the anxiety of working for someone else.

I need advice. What should I do?
 

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Please, have a discussion with her, lay your cards on the table.
I would think it would be better that you start of as part time before you jump into full time employment.

Yet, when you first are starting back, you may not get the job you want........You may have to take something that you have little or no interest in, just to get back to work.......I understand you don't want to do this, it sucks......I know, *but* it gets you back out there;-)

I also found it interesting, in your area there is limited part time work, here, in Central Michigan, it's the oppsosite, almost all part time!
 

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I know I won't get my dream job, but I also don't want something I'll hate everyday. I just want a job were I wouldn't dread going to work because I hate the work.

I think you're probably right, I should talk to her and discuss it with her. She seems like a decent person. It's just hard for me to speak up for what I want.
 

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Agh, hon, you have to speak up for yourself. If you're like me, and you take a job to "Please" someone else, and IF you don't do as well as you want (being a perfectionist) I would beat myself up afterwards! Be true to yourself!
 

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Agh, hon, you have to speak up for yourself. If you're like me, and you take a job to "Please" someone else, and IF you don't do as well as you want (being a perfectionist) I would beat myself up afterwards! Be true to yourself!
Wow. That is me to a tee.

I just saw this ad for a welder but I'd have to travel like and hour to get there and it's full-time. I have a lot of experience welding and I even took a class, but I think they're probably looking for someone with more experience than me since they're paying $19.14 with full benefits to start!

If I felt like I could handle the traveling and a full-time job, I'd definitely go for this one! Jobs like that are hard to find. It's practically my dream job.
 
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