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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Joke

 Post subject: Joke
Posted: 05 Sep 2014, 12:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,302


A psychiatrist goes into his waiting room and is surprised to find that the lone occupant is a cow, whom he duly ushers into his office. "I've never had a cow as a patient before", says the psychiatrist. "What brings you here "? "I'm feeling very anxious", says the cow. "A lot of people I meet say t...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Networking for a job

 Post subject: Networking for a job
Posted: 27 Jan 2011, 1:14 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 757


I've always thought that for a person on the autism spectrum to hear that job-hunting is all about networking is like if you told a paraplegic that it's all about running. I particularly have trouble with free-form networking events where it's just everybody standing around in a big room chatting wi...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Answering the "have you been fired" question

Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,643


Spokane_Girl wrote:
"No."


You would lie outright?

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Answering the "have you been fired" question

Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 2:32 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,643


On a job application, when you've been fired, say, 11 or 12 times.

How would you answer it?

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: When your work history has so many holes that...

Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,013


...it looks like it has the mange, how do you deal with it in a resume (especially if asked to supply a chronological resume)? A job interview (if the interviewer asks about it)?

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: If you have had repeated losses of jobs...

Posted: 19 Feb 2008, 10:57 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 834


and if you are asked in an online job application, "Have you ever been involuntarily terminated?" followed by "please list the employers, dates, and reasons" would you provide ALL of them (no matter how many)? If not, how would you decide which one(s) to omit? It's safe to say that this is a situati...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Scientific study on Asperg/Autistic adult job experiences

Posted: 02 May 2007, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,648


‘Almost all participants..also reported lengthy periods of unemployment and/or underemployment, as well as lack of opportunities for career advancement. In the words of one participant, "I spent much more time being unemployed than being employed altogether." In the words of another, "The years roll...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Is anyone else poor?

Posted: 06 Oct 2006, 1:56 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,688


Sadly they seem to be almost all automated, these days. How about fire-watching in the US forests? From a couple of distant contacts I gather that's still a little more current. Those jobs are not as common as they used to be due to satallite survalence and "hands-off" forest management. However, F...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Over-qualified for your job?

Posted: 28 Aug 2006, 4:55 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,660


The Wikipedia article on autism says that autistic or Asperger's people who have jobs are frequently working "far below their actual level of skills and qualification". How many people here are in that situation? That was certainly true of my last full-time job.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Is it ever OK to mention autism/Asperger's in an interview?

Posted: 28 Aug 2006, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 6,779


I'm particularly thinking about whether it is OK to mention it as a part of the answer to the question "Why have you been out of work for so long?"

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: If you aren't getting work, how are you coping financially?

Posted: 22 Aug 2006, 7:21 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,965


Most sources talk about keeping a six-month monetary reserve in case of layoff. Well, I have been without significant income for much longer than that. Fortunately, in my case, my parents have quite a bit of money and have repeatedly offered to help me out and sent me money without my even asking fo...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What are the best things about being of the male gender?

Posted: 16 Aug 2006, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 548


men do not have to give birth. its aweful and painful. and only ccurs after 9 months of a parasite completely using your body , and stealing your true value, your body. stretch marks are traumatic for women. same thing with those resulting childbearing hips and fat asses. Responses to an online pol...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Love-shyness

 Post subject: Love-shyness
Posted: 07 Aug 2006, 1:53 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,596


I first read about this only a few days ago: ------------------------------ The term love-shyness was used by psychologist Brian G. Gilmartin to describe a specific type of severe chronic shyness.... Gilmartin had seven criteria for each "love-shy" man he included in his study: He is male. He is a v...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Does anyone have trouble holding on to their jobs?

Posted: 02 Aug 2006, 9:51 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 5,904


:cry: My first ten years out of school were pretty uneventful -- I was steadily employed the whole time, quitting just once just to move to another state. Then in 1993 I was laid off -- and everything went to pieces. Since then, I have been fully employed in a professional capacity for a total of ab...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Just received the diagnosis TODAY -- at age 46

Posted: 02 Aug 2006, 12:10 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,579


congratulations on your Dx. So they provided it for free? Hmm, sounds kind of odd to get "congratulations" for something like this. I'm afraid in this case "nonprofit" definitely did not translate to "free". The initial consultation there (with the sponsoring neurologist) was $350, and I had to mak...
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