What kind of easy jobs can people with autiusm get

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27 Jul 2018, 2:28 pm

For example, I do an easy job because I clean as a janitor. What are other easy jobs?



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27 Jul 2018, 2:32 pm

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29 Jul 2018, 7:24 am

In general, easy jobs won't cover rent, phone, and food - they are too easy to fill. Assess your aspie strengths, and see what job needs them. I usually had to be my own boss.



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29 Jul 2018, 8:34 am

My favorite easy job was reshelving books at the Township library when I was in high school



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29 Jul 2018, 1:15 pm

Dear_one wrote:
In general, easy jobs won't cover rent, phone, and food - they are too easy to fill. Assess your aspie strengths, and see what job needs them. I usually had to be my own boss.


While I agree with the sentiment about easy jobs not paying the bills, you don't really give any constructive advice. What do you mean when you say "be my own boss"? What does "usually" mean? Were you or were you not self-employed? Or were you 'your own boss' in some other form or fashion? I don't want to pry, but how does one be their own boss? What worked for you? And why do you say usually? Did you go through multiple self-employed businesses? Did you work for someone else, but managed to 'be your own boss' somehow?

What are you getting at exactly?



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29 Jul 2018, 1:41 pm

disconnected412 wrote:
My favorite easy job was reshelving books at the Township library when I was in high school


That sounds like my dream job.



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29 Jul 2018, 1:47 pm

ezbzbfcg2 wrote:
Dear_one wrote:
In general, easy jobs won't cover rent, phone, and food - they are too easy to fill. Assess your aspie strengths, and see what job needs them. I usually had to be my own boss.


While I agree with the sentiment about easy jobs not paying the bills, you don't really give any constructive advice. What do you mean when you say "be my own boss"? What does "usually" mean? Were you or were you not self-employed? Or were you 'your own boss' in some other form or fashion? I don't want to pry, but how does one be their own boss? What worked for you? And why do you say usually? Did you go through multiple self-employed businesses? Did you work for someone else, but managed to 'be your own boss' somehow?

What are you getting at exactly?


I sometimes worked for wages or salary, but never lasted two years with that arrangement. I mostly used jobs as a way to get some valuable experience - one paycheck in my hand, and one in my head was my plan, until my head got overstocked. I worked independently as a handyman, specializing in extra-odd jobs. I knew a couple from Oz who were not allowed to work in Canada, but did just fine buying, fixing up, and selling a succession of vans to live in. Others go to "moving out" garage sales, and make a big profit at their own garage sale later, especially if they do a bit of cleaning, painting, or other repair. I did some artistic metalwork, which I still do as a hobby, but it didn't pay as a manufacturing gig. I even had a limited company of my own for a while doing high-tech stuff, before I realized that it wasn't as Green as I'd hoped. However, the advice about "do what you love and the money will follow" is rather capricious. One does not always find a like-minded patron. My main talent involves structural efficiency, which has the potential for making a lot of people change jobs, so I never got hired for that. All my heroes advised getting a business-oriented partner, and mine was a dud.
The other side of learning to earn money is learning to not need much. There are people who say they have never eaten as well as they do as dumpster divers with a kitchen. Sometimes, I'd rent a whole house, and then sublet the rooms and live in the basement or garage with a workshop very cheaply. I used a bicycle instead of owning a car for decades. I get my furniture and appliances nearly free, just needing a bit of repair.
I can't give you any specific ideas on how to proceed - be like water, and go where you find a way, and like an ant, always feeling around for something sweet.



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29 Jul 2018, 2:57 pm

AprilR wrote:
disconnected412 wrote:
My favorite easy job was reshelving books at the Township library when I was in high school


That sounds like my dream job.


It was great. You would be surprised how much you can memorize.



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29 Jul 2018, 3:06 pm

If you are really good at math and science engineering can be an easy job. As a bonus the pay is pretty good.

On the other hand, there are lots of scientists and not enough jobs for them.

But, I know I guy who studied bugs for the state of California. They want to make sure bugs don't wipe out their agricultural industries.

https://www.environmentalscience.org/ca ... tomologist



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29 Jul 2018, 3:09 pm

For me, jobs such as proofreading, editing and library work are easy because I love to work with words.



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29 Jul 2018, 9:33 pm

An easy job for me would be selling my artsy stuff at art fairs and craft fairs as well as at the flea market. I know that I need to work at a job that has some element of challenge to it in order to pay my bills and have food on my table.


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30 Jul 2018, 1:03 am

I know a middle aged aspie who became a security guard a long time ago. He said for him it's been the perfect job because he's left alone most of the time and can operate at his own pace.



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30 Jul 2018, 7:51 am

I guess that would depend on the skills the person has. Some people actually find it easy to work office-based jobs while others would prefer freelancing. Some want more art-based jobs too so like selling stuff they've crafted themselves.



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30 Jul 2018, 8:37 am

I know someone who's basically like a "telemarketer" of some sort where she talks on the phone as her job. She had really bad anxiety for a while, though I'm not sure whether or not she's autistic. Maybe that could work for an "easy job" if you don't have to deal with people face to face.



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30 Jul 2018, 9:15 am

A comedian maybe.

If you can memorise lots of jokes.

I was a trapeze artist... but they let me go.