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10 Dec 2007, 5:51 pm

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?



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10 Dec 2007, 5:57 pm

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



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10 Dec 2007, 6:03 pm

I'd add
Tourist guide
Stand-up comedian
King or Queen (if you can call that a job !)


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10 Dec 2007, 6:07 pm

Used car salesman



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10 Dec 2007, 6:08 pm

But...Andy Kaufman was a children's entertainer and then a stand up comedian, if he was indeed someone on the spectrum
but he also practiced Transcendental Meditation which helped his nerves and confidence an awful lot



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10 Dec 2007, 6:10 pm

Knife salesman for Vector Marketing/Cutco. (I almost ended up doing this, but quit on my first day.)



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10 Dec 2007, 6:54 pm

Public speaker. (for those with social anxiety, that is.)


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10 Dec 2007, 7:06 pm

grocery store management

I actually (temporarily) conquered my fear of phones and stage fright by working as a travel agent. The phone work was hard (returning customer calls and calling travel companies for rates) but I could indulge in my geography and brochure obsession. it also served as my intro to computers-I hated and feared computers before working in the travel industry.



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10 Dec 2007, 7:14 pm

WAITRESSING!!



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10 Dec 2007, 7:18 pm

Receptionist, especially the sort who is expected to do an entirely separate job at the same time, e.g., law office with transcription (!) in between calls and visitors.



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10 Dec 2007, 7:21 pm

'Lie detector'/criminal psychologist for the FBI or something? ;)


I conquered my fear of telephones and making a dickens of myself by erm... becoming a journalist!! The best way to get through things and get over fears is to just do it and don't worry about mucking up first time round. I think I could just about do anything now - asperger's makes reeeally strong people.



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10 Dec 2007, 7:59 pm

Took one of those Meyers-Briggs Career Report tests in high school. Here are some of the least popular jobs for my type that were listed:
Director of Religious Education
Cleaning Service
Dentist
Corrections Sergeant
Small Buisniness Manager
Cosmetologist
Roman Catholic Priest
Nursing
Sales Manager
Library Attendant (!)



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10 Dec 2007, 8:21 pm

Door to door sales.



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10 Dec 2007, 9:18 pm

I did comedy on stage for a short time. I liked it except I had too much anxiety.

School bus driver seems like the worst job I can think of.


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10 Dec 2007, 9:42 pm

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.


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