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Paul05
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09 May 2021, 9:12 am

Hello to fellow WrongPlanet members!

I'm Paul who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism by German Montessori specialist. It was told more than a decade ago, since then I started homeschooling, we've also got social and psychological service. Actually, some of their aspects may seem formal, bureaucratic and poorly informative (doctors tend to hide diagnosis in Russia, including mine) but it all goes smoothly with really few things to do. Depending on how you look at it, that can be classy too ~~

I live with my mom who is born in area by Ukraine's western borders, but she gradually moved to St. Petersburg in early childhood. The influence remained and recently we've started to show interest in history and culture of places of our origin. Aside from English, during the last years I've practiced Finnish and Chinese and now understand them much better, but mostly when it comes to calligraphy and written part. Perhaps autistics have a memory that can act photographically.

Last winter I got Chinese language diploma from my city's main university – the place where many scientists, politicians, historians and other prominent people got a degree. Oh, yeah, I try to be in "brag-free" position! :D I learned remotely and did everything in a couple of weeks. Most of 400 characters, included there, were mastered by me long ago before the enrollment. So happy that I've got 5/5.

Other than that, I didn't meet tutors or experienced speakers from whom I might get help. I do my studies mainly on my own, with copybooks and Internet (I prefer texts on travels, DIY or vegan food) Mom has been keen on editor's work for many years with considerable, but partial success. Later on, she quit it, but now she's thinking on how I might use my knowledge and skills.

We had a several options, such as copywriting, rewriting, translations or correcting. I like the idea, so much. They might have suited me and my abilities, but I should name a few drawbacks about them. As they're known by masses, seeing an inexperienced, illiterate user is fairly common and they may get expostulated by somewhat impolite customers. At times they criticize even good and successful work, which is not motivating. Individual approach, well, it's also absent there.

Once I found survey taker job and this field was truly one of my pleasant experiences. The downside is, it's not multifunctional enough to develop it broader than just a hobby – moreover, international websites may lack surveys for months.

I would be really glad to get a distant job, possibly part-time. Perhaps somebody in this friendly and modern community can give me a hint, where to find it!



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09 May 2021, 10:25 am

Paul05 wrote:
I would be really glad to get a distant job, possibly part-time. Perhaps somebody in this friendly and modern community can give me a hint, where to find it!

Welcome to WrongPlanet. Look for jobs online. You shouldn't move to a new place without a solid job offer in hand. You might consider working-from-home for a few years until you have a very solid credential, and that can be your springboard to something in another part of the world. Avoid creating an unfocused resume with many different things on it - try to stick to something long enough to have a body of work.

Some of the things you view as negatives, such as criticism, I'm afraid you need to learn how to deal with. These sorts of skills are known as "soft skills," and no amount of technical skills can overcome a deficiency in this area. So see if you can find ways of getting more human interaction, and strive to get better at that.


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Paul05
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09 May 2021, 12:46 pm

Thanks a lot for messaging me back and for your helpful advice. I knew a programmer with ADHD who managed to get to Australia, and he even made acquaintances there. This growing experience may lead to being comfortable, it's right.

It's OK that job can be stressful at times, these occasional "jolts" even may help to coordinate better. However, I'm not a fan of fixed deadlines or other boundaries – I like to do it at my own pace instead. Nobody's perfect, even though I strive for it, I feel uneasy when someone bluntly views my job (or even worse, efforts for it) as cheap.

I should also mention that most of the jobs I've seen lack unity. Honestly saying, I don't view excessive competitive spirit as my native element.

Despite all of this, I'm glad to understand my capability better with this forum, I felt like I'm in another large, but friendly city.