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26 May 2011, 1:35 am

namaste wrote:
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


The bold words are what I'm considering doing for job. I couldn't do any of the jobs that were listed as good professions on your list. :D



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26 May 2011, 7:01 am

My nightmare job would be to have a base-plus-commission sales job in a women's clothing store, surrounded by snotty women who talked about boring crap and people's appearances. The store would stink of sizing, have flourescent lights, have nowhere to sit down, and you'd have to stand around all day harassing each customer and telling them that every piece of overpriced, cheaply-made crap they tried on looked FABULOUS on them! You'd have to ask permission to go to the bathroom, and stand outside on a stripmall sidewalk for your "break."

Oh, and the (younger, prettier, shallow) boss would be a real PITA and get on me for "not being a team player," and I'd get written up for it. Now THAT job would really be the ninth circle of hell for me! :)

One other terrible job: Be one of those women running a shopping-mall kiosk who smear Dead Sea mud on your face to pitch $80 facemasks! The racket, the hard floor, no sunlight, no peace and quiet, commission-only pay, hard-sell techniques...arghh. How do those people DO that job?! Some of them really excel at it. My ex-husband was one of the greatest salesmen I've ever seen, and I'm the worst saleswoman around...my current husband will confirm that! :)



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27 May 2011, 12:49 am

I honestly hope your name isn't "Al Bundy", then...



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02 Jun 2011, 8:22 am

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Clothing Retail...I've done management for a popular clothing store in the States...One of the most challenging and draining things I've ever done. There were over one-hundred people on staff and there was never any quiet except when I would kick our stock person out and do it myself.


Oh man, I used to work retail for a department store. The staff was awful, customers were rude, and I was constantly overwhelmed... it was a blessing in disguise when they had to deal with "downsizing" and stopped giving me hours.



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03 Jun 2011, 11:05 pm

Just got around to reading this thread and a couple comments...

I agree about sales, BUT an Aspy may be good at selling whatever his particular interest is. I've always felt I would be good at selling books, but I can't get any of the stores to hire me. They want high school dropouts and not my overeducated ass.

I would think any job where ones uses their hands a lot would be bad for Aspies. I'm inclined to think Aspies prefer working with their mind, but then again not all Aspies have NVLD like me.

Agree about customer service....that's got to be WORST for Aspies. You have to lie, exaggerate, empathize with the customer, ugh.

Regarding the Vector knife salesman, I was ALMOST going to do it until I found out you had to find clients on your own. Originally, I thought they would send me to peoples' houses.



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09 Jun 2011, 5:36 pm

Door to door salesman would be the worst. I've interviewed for jobs like that, and you have to be a couple steps away from being a sociopath in order to do that job. I think that's how those people are created, doing that type of thing over and over again. Another one would be escort. But easily the worst one of all would be politician or lawyer. (Not that they aren't the same thing really, 70% of politicians are lawyers) How can you consistently convince people to let you stay in office, or keep the jury at bay for hours at a time? Talk about social skills. That's it man! That's what social skills are; the ability to lie on a consistent enough basis so people don't know the difference.



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09 Jun 2011, 7:53 pm

I disagree with children's entertainer; and go further to say we are good for it. Something about the logic of accepting kid's ignorance makes them a lot easier to be handle. And the usual social queues thing too.


Where do people feel nursing fits for an aspie job? I currently am a Lab Tech part-time (biochem research; cells, mice, etc.) and am wondering if I should save up for a nursing license; and one of its masters options after.
Nursing is not an obsession of mine; just seems like a better income path and still within a biology field.


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16 Jun 2011, 2:15 am

Worst: Supervisor or Manager
Best: jobs that don't require a lot of human interaction



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16 Jun 2011, 4:36 am

Infoseeker wrote:
I disagree with children's entertainer; and go further to say we are good for it. Something about the logic of accepting kid's ignorance makes them a lot easier to be handle. And the usual social queues thing too.


Where do people feel nursing fits for an aspie job? I currently am a Lab Tech part-time (biochem research; cells, mice, etc.) and am wondering if I should save up for a nursing license; and one of its masters options after.
Nursing is not an obsession of mine; just seems like a better income path and still within a biology field.


If you like interacting with people, I'd say go for it. I can't beat out my biology, I hate chit-chatting on any given day and I don't recall information enough to accurately use it in a conversation.



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17 Jun 2011, 12:39 pm

I've been working some time now in logistics company customer dep.

3 things:
-I am Infinite Consciousness, i can do whatever i want and no one can touch me
-i don't care about what others think of me
-Don't feed the trolls

So if you're afraid of dealing with angry clients, DON'T BE and don't care about them. Just remember to not feed the trolls and everything will sort out.
Other positions would be a van driver or in a warehouse, sorting stuff...

In every company, you're dealing either with physical or psychological pressure. If you prefer lifting heavy weight and hard labour over some phones, that's up to you.

There's always a pressure, you must choose if you prefer a physical over mind.



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17 Jun 2011, 11:01 pm

Since people have been trying to inadvertently "fix me" for years I always get suggestions to attend technical schools for the following, which makes me want to throw up because putting my hands on/in strangers makes me feel ill: dental hygienist, hairstylist, masseuse and medical assistant. I can almost make anyone understand the masseuse thing by describing someone gross but most people don't mind the others apparently. I also really hate touching people's feet. My sister used to make me give her pedicures. As someone else said maybe I could sell something that I really cared about but in general I'm not one to be BSing someone about how great they look in their jeans or whatever.



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19 Jun 2011, 8:14 pm

Policeman/woman
Detective

Being a detective requires a non-literal, less linear manner of thinking that many of us with Aspergers (and the related executive function deficits) struggle with. Being a policeman or woman requires extreme adaptability to change and the ability to negotiate unfamiliar (and often scary!) social interactions.



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29 Jun 2011, 1:44 am

Being a baker is deffiently the worst job for an Aspie.

Don't be a baker, all those Weights and Measures and Flour and other people who haven't worked with other aspies don't understand how the Aspie mind works.

And this can be Frustrating at times.

I missed my meds two nights in a row because I could not get them I run out and boy did I feel it.... :roll:

Both in the Concentration stakes and the fact that I had had to do Different things than I'm used to in my "worK" routine.

And neither of my co-workers realise how Frustrating this is for me :(

To do this and then Suddenly at 4 am I suddenly get Thrown another job out of completely no where, because someone wanted a Utility Cake for absolutely No reason at all.

So the combo of Night shift/slash not sleeping that well on the only two days I got off/ Misunderstanding due to my disabilitym Added for a Very Stressfull evening.

And I tried to make a Chocolate Mix on the stove to do A job I usually get to do myself and I got yelled at because I'm working with too different people that I usually work with.

And was just trying to give people a hand.

Its usually is my job when my foremans around, the two other Coworker Bakers seem to get other Tangent into there minds of when They require of me!

Needless to say I was absolutely Close to tears and I hadn't even worked my forth or Fith night yet :(
Too many coooks not enough spoon :twisted:



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12 Jul 2011, 10:04 am

I would have to say that another bad job for an Aspie (if it hasn't been mentioned already) is being a cashier. Not only is it hard to do multiple tasks at once within a VERY limited amount of time, it is also hard to deal with customers yelling at you for "not greeting them". Asking for help was like pulling teeth! I worked as a cashier for three weeks and I considered it the worst three weeks of my life!



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12 Jul 2011, 1:26 pm

What about being:
-A financial analyst who handles investments?
-An accountant?
-Logistics coordinator?