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Aspie work or live of welfare (anonymous survey)

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by OrdinaryCitizen, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Work

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    63.2%
  2. Welfare

    14 vote(s)
    36.8%
  1. OrdinaryCitizen

    OrdinaryCitizen Well-Known Member

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    Well wanted to see the results, no need to write anything if you dont want to just vote its anonymous.
     
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  2. Pats

    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Well, I did work up until a few years ago - now on social security which is from my work, so I'm counting it as the same. :)
     
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  3. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Husband and I are aspies, both of us worked and retired early. We both receive pensions.
     
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  4. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    Everyone, AS or NT should work for their living if they can. If they can't or can only work part-time, then they should be supported as needed by benefits. Few people are content to live on meagre social security benefits if if they can cope with the alternative.
     
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  5. tducey

    tducey Well-Known Member

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    On Unemployment from working.
     
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  6. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    I am seventy-two and I am still working. See, I told you that I was still crazy, even after all these years.
     
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  7. Fino

    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    I have a job, but I live with my parents. So that's both, isn't it!? :p
     
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  8. SusanLR

    SusanLR Well-Known Member

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    I always worked full time until I couldn't due to several disablities.
    Physical and psych both.
    Just didn't work long enough to get a decent SSD amount to live on when I couldn't continue working.
    It truly is paltry. Work if you can.
     
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  9. Mr Allen

    Mr Allen Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I curently live off Welfare (and get criticised by the Daily Fail for it) but I'm trying very hard to get a job.
     
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  10. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    Work.
     
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  11. disconnected

    disconnected Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I work, and support the family.
     
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  12. LadyBird84

    LadyBird84 Well-Known Member

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    I'm officially on benefits, but I also have a job which pays enough so that I don't get any. Working I make a little bit less than I would if I quit my job, but I still prefer it.
     
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  13. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I’ve worked for a living as much as possible.
    I applied for benefits once when I was unable to work due to illness and once when I was unable to find a job, but I was declined for some weird loophole reasons both times.
    Anyway, I’m employed full-time these days and plan on remaining that way.
     
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  14. spacegirlalienfairy

    spacegirlalienfairy New Member

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    I've been living off of SSI since I was a teenager. I tried to work at a few jobs I got through a vocational/rehabilitation program, but I never lasted long, usually one or two weeks. I was never able to handle the stress of a regular job.
     
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  15. Aeolienne

    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    I'm working. Based on previous experiences I wouldn't be eligible for much in the way of benefits if I become unemployed.
     
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  16. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I would like to work 40 hour week, but had to get through some PTSD issues from marriage and divorce the last couple years. I was working 6 days a week p/t for awhile.
     
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  17. LucyPurrs

    LucyPurrs NT, INFJ V.I.P Member

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    Worked until I was 67 but then had to retire due to bad health at the time. Wish I could have worked until I was 70 though.
     
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  18. GBWest

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    No option for no income? I view welfare as unethical and immoral, so...
     
  19. Schism

    Schism Well-Known Member

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    These votes are under represented as this thread is hidden many pages back from main pages. It's a valid point and should be Featured I think.