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jross327
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16 Apr 2018, 1:41 pm

taiwanluthiers wrote:
Most people on the Autism spectrum are poor hustlers... Asking them to hustle is like using a lawnmower as ceiling fans... It won't move much air and it's dangerous.


NT's have sucked the life out of my professional hustle by consistently sabotaging my efforts. I'll still do it for myself sometimes if there's something I really want (snowboarding equipment) and need to figure out how to get it—if I'm going to buy something it has to be the highest quality version of that thing; kind of like how I find myself staring at my Rolex because of its technical precision and unparalleled craftsmanship (fyi it was a gift, I basically have no money, but can't get myself to sell the watch). Just putting the watch to my ear and listening to the second hand movement is like listening to a perfect rendition of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. I used to have no problem with hustling, but it takes so much energy and effort and I've had the rug swiped out from under me so many times I just don't have the energy for it anymore.



jross327
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16 Apr 2018, 1:50 pm

The below link is an interesting article on a beta blockers study and how it can improve the social skills of people on the spectrum. I know that for me using beta blockers, especially in the workplace, has significantly helped me in social situations, it's just very annoying that they cause me to get very bad heartburn, which would be fine if antacids didn't contribute to my having kidney stones. It also makes me extremely tired after the social situation I needed it for ends, and it ultimately didn't stop me from getting let go from any jobs. It basically just assured that I wouldn't get let go for insubordination or instability as a result of a workplace meltdown/sensory overload—which thankfully I have always been able to successfully avoid, albeit likely at the expense of my physical and psychological health. Maybe your experience will be different?

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/sc ... ion-skills



Chel
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18 Apr 2019, 5:18 pm

My partner is good at masking in job interviews and gets employed he has had 9 jobs in the past 10 years, he just can’t last in the job that’s the problem, he dont tell his employers of his limitations, like changing his routine if someone calls in sick and he has added pressure, or noisy environments, he has never socialised well so can’t get along with co workers and looks grumpy all the time, he can’t work with the public or with elderly or children as he is really sensitive to meltdowns so it’s not safe really, if he does have to mask in public get a exhausted after a few weeks and totally burns out to the point he’s depressed and suicidal. Is there any AS folk who can’t work or is there something for everyone