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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sleep deprivation seems to help me concentrate

Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,576

I know that the less I sleep, the more neurotypical I become. If I'm really fatigued (which has been pretty much all the time lately) it is VERY hard to get the geek going on a target...

I also get very single-item focused, which also isn't normal to me...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Wanting to Dress Well for Work

Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,038

Your work uniforms are an investment. And suits are basically uniforms. Buy CONSERVATIVE. Go through a Brooks Brothers, take a look, then check out a few discount places - You can buy $150 suits without a great deal of problem. Wear nice ties. Again, try to stay relatively conservative. You're going...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Just a little weekend money from home

Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 647

Sounds like you are already anticipating failure... Dude, what do you geek on? What really makes you tick? I've got a friend who likes to work on cameras. He buys old cameras cheap, refurbs them, and ebays them to collectors. There's -always- something. For that matter, get yourself a spray bottle, ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: I'm NOT a Savant! But that doesn't make me an Idiot. *geesh*

Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,675

I'm good with computers... but not numbers... What really works for me is -patterns-. I'm good at taking a data set, and getting down to bottom line stuff... What matters, and what's just noise... Let's see... Courses I've gotten As in... Journalism/Broadcasting law, Media Statistics, that sort of t...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Attorney Seeking Advice

Posted: 17 Aug 2009, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,147

The problem with criminal defense is, frankly, a whole huge majority of the people you will interact with are guilty scum. And you've got to take your logical solution of "You know what, we really need a long drop with a short rope," put it away safely in a box, and then try to get them off... Here'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Music in Head Making me CRAZY

Posted: 17 Aug 2009, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 3,968

Heh... I've had Terrapin Station going for the past several days, but every so often it segues into Ripple...


Then again, it could be worse...

"It's a small world after all...!"

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I'm a proud worker of HOT TOPIC!

Posted: 16 Aug 2009, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,496

A store dedicated to drama... sigh...

I dunno... As of late I've been telling the fourteen year old's disaffected friends "go lengthwise - not across..." I get the nastiest looks.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Is perpetual anger an NT thing? Or just how we see it?

Posted: 16 Aug 2009, 10:53 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,963

I know someone who is a really nice person, until she goes into "business mode." Then it's like she's got a mad on for the whole day, and between the flailing around being "efficient" and the constant "hmpfing," I get tired just being in the same room. She also thinks that I'm "special." Yeah, I'm "...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Guys, I have to look at it as an opportunity...

Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 898

When I was working for The Big Drug Company, when I'd lunch with other people, it was researchers, and we'd be talking about work... Which was fun and interesting. Then they took away my red Swingline, and moved me to the basement, where I was assigned to the Facilities folks, who seemed to have a s...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: Okay - where do I report a spammer?

Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 724


Sounds like she's in love... Then again, I also got told today that I've won the Yahoo International Lottery, this time HQ'd in Thailand instead of Nigeria, but the email originated from the PRC...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Workplace politics.

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,280

Amerique... A suggestion...

Ask the boss-type to change the name from "complaints department" to "Trouble Team."

That's a more positive, proactive-sounding snippet...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi. I'm Bogie, and I'm a geek.

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 8:47 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,470

I didn't "get into" computers until college... And then I discovered the world available over the phone systems... Ran a BBS for a while, and now I also do some webjunk. I've found that I can somewhat target the geek - And it's really cool when I can point him, he goes, and several days, a few pound...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Guys, I have to look at it as an opportunity...

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 898

Well, I've got a BA in public relations (mostly a techie), and experience in everything from journalism through tech writing through graphic design... I'm currently working with a company that does continuing education training for healthcare professionals. I'm constantly talking about the subjects ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What does this term mean?

Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,254

Contracts can be good... I'm offering to sign one in a job I've been interviewing for - I'm not the type to jobhop anyway...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Guys, I have to look at it as an opportunity...

Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 10:48 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 898

I'm pretty high functioning, genius level, and I've learned to avoid cocktail party chatter death... I'm also job hunting. Personally, I can't see why someone would avoid hiring an aspie... I've somewhat managed to learn to point the geek at problems, and let him rage - It may turn into a few all ni...
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