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Alphawolf
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01 Jan 2008, 1:53 pm

short order cook.

traffic cop

beat cop

prison guard

driving instructor

clothing designer

day laborer

fast food server \ cashier

personal shopper

bartender

flight deck crew cheif

supervisor of large group of uneducated employees.

Busy \ Large Office manager

flight attendant large plane

prize fighter

porn star

DJ at a popular young peoples night club.

public transit bus driver

subway driver

taxi driver

newspaper reporter on tight deadline post.



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01 Jan 2008, 1:53 pm

jack hammer operator.



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02 Jan 2008, 6:29 pm

FAST FOOD

Damn it, faster, faster, multi-task, jump around, build a spaceship..... *aneurysm*

I've worked at McDonald's for WA-A-AY too long. Ironically, I'm better at/enjoy drive-thru more than anything else (except dishes maybe).


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08 Jan 2008, 2:14 am

Working at the mall. :cry:

When I was a teenager, I worked as a cashier at Suncoast Videos at the local mall. It seemed harmless enough at first. Then hordes of annoying, spoiled suburban high schoolers would pack the store during the weekends and holidays, armed with their parents' credit cards. Shoplifting was common. Customer lines were long. Complaints, special orders, and refund requests were all to be expected as well. I quickly discovered that Hollywood movie obsessed personalities are not my type. Some of the most shallow, materialistic girls frequented the place. One time a man tried to pay us with counterfeit $ 3.00 bills. I'll admit, I had my share of laughs there, but it was one of the worst jobs I've ever had - maybe even worse than UPS. At least with UPS, a man can get a good workout, and won't have to wear a fake smile and greet customers with a positive attitude all day.



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01 Apr 2011, 4:11 pm

nirrti_rachelle wrote:
Middle school teacher.

You couldn't give me enough money in the world to deal with a bunch of loud, obnoxious, knuckle-headed 13 year-olds who think they're grown. I didn't like that age group when I was in middle school.



Unless they are a aspie and get what your talking about. I am in the same place and school and I hate the other kids!


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01 Apr 2011, 4:12 pm

Syd wrote:
Working at the mall. :cry:

When I was a teenager, I worked as a cashier at Suncoast Videos at the local mall. It seemed harmless enough at first. Then hordes of annoying, spoiled suburban high schoolers would pack the store during the weekends and holidays, armed with their parents' credit cards. Shoplifting was common. Customer lines were long. Complaints, special orders, and refund requests were all to be expected as well. I quickly discovered that Hollywood movie obsessed personalities are not my type. Some of the most shallow, materialistic girls frequented the place. One time a man tried to pay us with counterfeit $ 3.00 bills. I'll admit, I had my share of laughs there, but it was one of the worst jobs I've ever had - maybe even worse than UPS. At least with UPS, a man can get a good workout, and won't have to wear a fake smile and greet customers with a positive attitude all day.


Three dollar bills? How stupid can you get??!


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02 Apr 2011, 9:09 am

How about worst jobs for those with ADD?

My mom once told me that I wouldn't make a great pharmacist because there's not a lot of room for error :D Also, air-traffic control.


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03 Apr 2011, 12:57 pm

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Yea, I agree with all of those, but the only way to grow comfortable with those situations is to experience them.

experiencing them turned me off to those jobs. I never want to work with people again!

I was a Customer Service Clerk at a local grocery store. I had several bad encounters with the customers, the worst one told me to betray my friend to my boss just because she didnt double bag one grocery! But luckily i also made friends there, there were some customers who gave me gifts because they were artisans of sorts- i got a beautiful handmade seaglass pendant from one customer. But the reason I left that job was because i had had my fill of mistreatment by coworkers and my boss. My boss was good to customers but mistreated his staff, he even had me comitted once, but that was a silver-lined cloud, because i learned I had AS during that comittment, which opened several potential doors for me, I could now go for vocational retraining and find a job that best suits my strengths and avoids my weaknesses.


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03 Apr 2011, 11:51 pm

I worked in retail for 3 years whilst I was studying. The customers upset me sometimes, but the worst part of it was that it was mind-numbingly boring.

The best job I've ever had was as a receptionist. It was a very small, quiet office so I only took about 10 calls a day, and mostly I was just putting them straight through to someone else. Everyone there was very professional, they didn't socialise at work and rarely asked personal questions. I had an agreement with them that when I wasn't needed for work tasks (I did all the admin and cleaning as well as answering the phone), I could fill my time in any non-disruptive way, which I used for study. Unfortunately it was part-time, so when I separated from my husband I had to leave and find full-time work, but I wish I could have stayed.



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06 Apr 2011, 12:26 pm

I worked as a cashier for a small local bakery for two and a half years. I started to work there because I was under the impression that I would get sent to the back very quickly. When the subject of my (undiagnosed) AS came up, I thought my boss would react normally and stick me in the back slicing, dicing and cooking. Instead, I discovered that despite the fact that one of her kids had AS, she believed AS to be a nicer way of saying low functioning. I left because I still don't drive and was moving outside the bus route officially, but it was also that I felt it was a dead end job.

The place that I loved working at was at the Boy Scout camp teaching the rifle shooting merit badge. I really thrived there because I could memorize stats and had a passion for it, having shot rifles since age 3. The only thing I didn't like about it was low pay because I had no formal training and the sexual harassment I got from a few male staffers and some campers. Now that I qualify for a director position there, I could go to Camp School and get my wages from when I was sixteen doubled. Honestly, though, I really want to cook and once I learn to drive, I would like to find a hotel that is looking for a night baker or to see about working in charcuterie, as there are some European sausage shops and hotels where making sausage and curing meats are valuable skills.



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16 Apr 2011, 12:23 pm

My career as been hell
I trained to be a personal secretary and then it was molestation, sexual abuse by boss and male colleague, taking advantage soon after i had my son i left that field
and moved to teaching i have a diploma in teaching but couldnt cope up with the classroom atmosphere....students used to sit on my head, they were screaming, yelling shouting,...i could not handle the politics at workplace
and left that too.
then started some occult business which did not thrive too.

Some wrong professions for AS are:
Marketing
Teaching
Sales
Receptionist
Waitress
Front Office
Personal Secretary


Some good professions are
Painter
Artist
Musician
Computer Programmer
Animation
Medical Transcription
Writer
Author



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20 Apr 2011, 2:47 am

Retail... :(


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22 Apr 2011, 4:00 am

It depends on the aspie, I guess. I thought I would never be able to work in a call center, in an open plan office at that. Now I excelled at it apparently well enough that I was volunteered to apply for a higher position in the organisation. And Asperger's can have advantages in this kind of job. I frequently get good feedback for my meticulous writeup for every call.

That said: worst job for me would be any job in driving distance of my parents (currently, I live in Ireland and they in Germany so all is well ;) ).


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22 Apr 2011, 4:41 am

LostInEmulation wrote:
It depends on the aspie, I guess. I thought I would never be able to work in a call center, in an open plan office at that. Now I excelled at it apparently well enough that I was volunteered to apply for a higher position in the organisation. And Asperger's can have advantages in this kind of job. I frequently get good feedback for my meticulous writeup for every call.

That said: worst job for me would be any job in driving distance of my parents (currently, I live in Ireland and they in Germany so all is well ;) ).

I never get selected in call centre interviews
always shown the door :lol:



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23 Apr 2011, 5:39 am

caffeine_demon wrote:
Hi,

I was just thinking what the worst jobs for aspies would be...

my list

1 - telesales
2 - busy telephone helpdesk
3 - childrens entertainer
4 - politician
5 - customer services

any others?


That one. Number 3. Fck that.



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23 Apr 2011, 5:43 am

I always think that I couldn't do waiting tables. The wait staff at work is so charming and skilled at selling... I'd love to make their money though!