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Interested in Your Work Solutions

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by Mark Smitt, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Mark Smitt

    Mark Smitt New Member

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    Hi, appreciate you reading this. I’m after hearing about people’s experience with working with people, their problems and, most importantly, their solutions.
    I like working. I like the focus of a tasks, I like how if you do have to speak to somebody it’s usually about something very specific and therefore easy to follow. I want to keep that sense of achievement but years of the intense stress I feel with dealing with people day in day out have damaged my health to the point where I’m seeing 4 medical specialists and having to miss work 1 day in 10. I imagine there’s an underlying physical health problem but there’s no doubt I’m better when I’m dealing with people less.
    I’m wondering if anybody has found a way to work from home that doesn’t involve sales, or if they’ve been able to manipulate their job to involve less people or stress. Maybe there’s just a career or a way of earning money that cuts right back on dealing with people that I’ve missed.
    Thanks again
     
  2. GadAbout

    GadAbout Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Mark. Welcome to the forums.

    If you could mention your specific work history, you might get some useful suggestions. Of course there are home-based jobs that involve no sales - for instance, medical transcription, medical billing, and other data processing type jobs. Freelance writing, bookkeeping, even programming and computer graphics. But we have no information if these are reasonable endpoints for you, with no knowledge of what kind of work you do.
     
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  3. Mark Smitt

    Mark Smitt New Member

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    Hi
    Thanks for your reply . I was thinking about putting my work history on there but it's really varied and there's not any particular area I'm thinking of . I started off as a waiter, did a bit of warehouse work, customer service, data input, sales, Web design, fork truck driving and social care (I'm nearly 40 so done a bit ) .
    The problem always comes down to the social element getting on top of me , the actual work tends to be okay.
    I guess at the minute I'm looking for ideas, not specific to me but what other people that struggle with people do, if that makes sense.
    The data input you mentioned might not be a bad idea, I'll look into it , cheers

     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I’m a medical doctor, but I currently work in occupational and insurance medicine so I don’t have to work on the wards in intensive patient care. I see clients three days a week and the other two days I work from home. It’s a nice balance for me.
     
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  5. Mark Smitt

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    Hi , appreciate your input. Hope you don't mind me asking but how did you cope with university? I just wondered if there was any special measures put in place or if it was just a case that you powered through.
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I powered through. I wasn’t diagnosed with autism until I was over halfway through. Even then there weren’t any special measures the university could offer me, other than extra time for tests, but I didn’t need that because I was usually the first to finish.
     
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