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My Employment History

Hi again. This time I want to talk about my history with employment.

Just a quick recap of my history. After being taken out of school after 6th grade in 1995, I didn't have contact with anyone outside my family until my first job as a dishwasher in December of 2001. I did the job well & was my favorite job, but I wasn't prepared to talk with my co-workers. I got along with most of them, but I would say things sexually that I didn't know I couldn't say & remembering on my 20th birthday that my brother sexually abused me didn't help. I was forced to quit in August 2002 because of my mouth.

My next job was again as a dishwasher in May 2003 after I went back & got my GED. It was the first week they had moved to a new building & I couldn't keep up with the work. Also having to bus tables when I didn't do it at my last job didn't help. My coworkers let me know I wasn't doing a good job + having to live with my dad = not being able to cool off. One day I had an anxiety attack & didn't want to be there anymore. If one of the bosses hadn't see me try to leave, I would have walked out. We talked & he didn't understand why I felt the way I did & I quit right there. I didn't make it a month.

Last was again as a dishwasher in September 2003. Again I couldn't keep up with the work as they were very popular & the bosses were no help. They told me to figure it out on my own. They cut my hours down to twelve hours a week. The person who hired me told me I would be working 30-40 hours a week. I didn't show up to work the night I was suppose to & I am sure I was fired. I never went back Don't ever do what I did. I should have told them in person it wasn't going to work out & give them 2 weeks notice. Never no-show.

I have since then tried to get SSI. After over ten years off & on trying to get it. I found out last Saturday I will never get it. I have tried Vocational Rehab too since then & nothing. I had given up on ever finding work, but it didn't give up on me.

In my first blog I mentioned I am on probation right now & that my PO has been a mentor to me & has helped me change my life around in the last 5 years I have known him. I was arrested in 2008, put on probation in 2009 & I will be done in June 2016. It was during a group I go to that I didn't know at the time was an opportunity that I always wanted. All I have wanted is a chance to prove myself & I would get.

More in my next entry. I will split this in two for easier reading.



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