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13 Dec 2005, 12:33 am

Model/actress and for the last few months office manager for a company that produces light therapie photo facial lasers (a fancy way to say a laser than does a microdermabrasion type of thing)


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18 Dec 2005, 5:14 pm

Funnily enough for one so unwilling to communicate, I'm a radio presenter. Having no feedback from real people after you've told a joke or said something really takes the pressure off!

I also work at the World Service as a sound engineer and since I really feel at home with the other techies there, I'm sure it's an AS haven. FAB!



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19 Dec 2005, 4:24 pm

I'm currently doing IT work (and I love it), my title is Network Analyst Assistant. I kind of fell into the job, since it would usually require a BS and I dropped out of college (I'm self-taught as far as my computer skills go). Thankfully, my dad used to work here and some friends of his got me the job.

Past jobs: Dollar store clerk; Jimmy John's delivery driver; Gyro stand worker at summerfest; hotel maintenance; dorm maintenance; Computer store sales; dishwasher; bus-boy. Needless to say, it's quite an improvement.



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23 Dec 2005, 4:52 pm

Receiving coordinator / Lead production planner at a steel forge shop.
Been with the company for 13.5 years.

Delivered pizza for papa johns prior to that.....liked the job, could have done without the people.



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27 Dec 2005, 10:49 pm

I am right now a technical writer working for a company that manuafactures road construction equipment (pavers, compactors). I have previously worked as a political science professor (I was denied tenure by the college President because of college politics, and some higher ups did not like my lecture style of teaching), and a statistician with the Pennsylvania state government. I liked my job as a statistician in the Department of Labor and Industry, but I had to leave it because it did not help us pay the bills. I had a three-month stint at the Department of Education which I had to leave because I was under a highly NT boss who was prone to extreme mood swings. One day, she would be really nice, and the next day, she would be nasty. I was constantly on the phone trying to gather statistics on public school teachers and it required a lot of interaction--the job was definitely more suited for an NT. Also, the job required multitasking skills--say no more. In between salaried jobs, I worked in grocery stores as a stock clerk--I hated it.



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05 Jan 2006, 8:09 am

I went to school and got a degree in biology during that time I worked summers in construction.
After I finished I found the interviews intolerable and the money just as bad. I contuied with the construction I loved it ussally I worked alone more as a troubleshooter for things that went wrong I got the rep. of being able to fix most anything and being a pain to other workers telling them what a poor job they were doing not making many friends. Bosses change with time and soon found myself being more and more responsible for other people and taken atvantage of and quit starting my own company just me doing just about anything usually insulation or light carpentry .



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12 Jan 2006, 12:08 pm

Now I'm on social security and I work 3 hours a day 5 days a week either copying documents at city hall or scanning slides and putting them into a database we're supposed to get.
I've been a mail clerk in the Royal Norwegian Navy, I originally wanted to be a cook but my security clearance was too high, I have tried to become a cartoonist and a graphic designer, both wich I have thankfully long since given up on...
Now, after finding out the bad way that my brain explodes if I ever try to go to school again, I'm either considering finding a job mowing lawns and clearing snow or going permanently on social security so I can spend all my time looking at internet porn...


I really want to be a musician/singer/painter/illustrator, etc., but sucking at math and science, being paranoid and shy and having to use 5 times as much time on learning theory, I can just forget going to college. The kind of colleges there are in England and the US would probably have been better for me because there are so many different colleges and so many kinds of degrees and subjects you can choose from. Of cause I just had to be born in the wrong part of the world...



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21 Jan 2006, 11:38 am

I am currently a postgraduate student doing research into social policy and access to employment in the UK (possibly comparative with australia). Great fun, but hard work!! !

does that constitute a career?



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24 Jan 2006, 1:40 pm

I've never had a job. :cry:



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22 Mar 2006, 2:08 am

Me neither. 8)



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22 Mar 2006, 3:25 am

meox wrote:
Hi everyone. I'm currently in the US military, and have been for 2 years now. :)
And yet your profile says that your are "AS- diagnosed". I didn't think the military was taking Aspies.


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22 Mar 2006, 3:29 am

Lonermutant wrote:
I originally wanted to be a cook but my security clearance was too high
I've never heard of such a thing. Were they worried that one day you'd be standing in front of a cauldron of soup and start spilling state secrets to the sous-chef out of sheer boredom?


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22 Mar 2006, 3:39 am

Jetson wrote:
Lonermutant wrote:
I originally wanted to be a cook but my security clearance was too high
I've never heard of such a thing. Were they worried that one day you'd be standing in front of a cauldron of soup and start spilling state secrets to the sous-chef out of sheer boredom?


I thought they would let me become a cook because they knew I had nothing else to do. Instead I became a mail clerk. What a waste of ability. I was the worst solider/seaman they had ever had and I was even refused to have a gun. They only let me stay in the Navy because I had nothing else to do.
I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead. I don't know what would have happened if I had chosen the cooking course.



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23 Mar 2006, 3:11 am

Lonermutant wrote:
I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead.
It seems like you *really* want to be a cook. Since you're only working a few hours a day, you should see if you can get the government to sponsor you into a cooking school in the evening or something. Personally, I've always found cooking to be difficult (if not dangerous) because I lose track of time...

It's never too late to find your calling. I drifted from job to job until I was 26.


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23 Mar 2006, 8:37 am

Jetson wrote:
Lonermutant wrote:
I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead.
It seems like you *really* want to be a cook. Since you're only working a few hours a day, you should see if you can get the government to sponsor you into a cooking school in the evening or something. Personally, I've always found cooking to be difficult (if not dangerous) because I lose track of time...

It's never too late to find your calling. I drifted from job to job until I was 26.



I wanted to be a cook when I was 19. Now, at 33, I want to surf the Internet all day. I've lost all work dicipline.



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30 Mar 2006, 2:42 pm

Resume/CV
good grades at school
1st year at medical school (bailed out as there was too much rote learning ahead and I had an engineering position open)
Engineering degree [Electrical and Electronic] focused too much on the work/syllabus / had a bipolar breakdown [passed the course though]
Masters in computers
2.5years computer programming moved on because skills were changing and the person I felt I communicated with most moved to the U.S. [from Dublin Ireland]
2 years computer programming moved on because work was not moving to Ireland from Canada, I had a breakdown, and was offered a job with a previous employer.[Also the main guy I communicated with stayed in Canada when I moved to Galway]
8 years computer programming originally ok but more and more pressure with less and less structure and training. [Had 2 breakdowns basically requiring 1 month off work, and then slow depressed recovery] communications with coworkers pretty poor: people chat about drinking and sports, I want to chat informally about work so I can make notes and use other peoples solutions/parrot back to them if they forgot how they fixed it last time. Parotting back has become a less valued skill with the rise of Google. having no specialist skill besides java/database programmer makes it hard to develop a portfolio and be more valued. in the past I developed a specialty that was not in line with the core business, but somebody had to look into it and there was little competition for the spot. I liked the idea of building up (small) islands of knowledge but now it appears learning quickly at whatever is required today, and being good at instant communications talking with the boss instant message with U.S.A. are the skills I should really have.

I am married and my wife is due to have our first child August 6th, so I feel trapped in a fairly lucrative job that I do not do well and I cant think of anything else I can do any better in the short term. I should really learn to talk with other married with children people at work as I will need to crib information about child care creche schools etc.]

I asked a coworker after working closely with him for 2 years has anything I have said to him been useful or interesting or funny, he said it has all been irrelevant. He is such a 'funny' guy. There are two people I talk with a fair bit who I used to work with but they have moved to different teams, and there are two slightly more senior people I can talk to occasionally without showing myself up as a leach who is just trying to tap their technical knowledge. My boss is not too bad just there is always more work, I would not employ me...

Is it common to have an important to you relationship with a same sex person who you can use as a social crutch/guiding star in work/social/life I appear to have craved close relatioinships and just the thought of appearing too clingy and pushing them away have stopped me being too clingy and pushing them away... 1 to 1 comms I can get, groups and small talk just do my head in.