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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Triad531, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Triad531

    Triad531 Active Member

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    Hello my friends,
    I started an accounting job yesterday which is going to be basically the same job I had for 4 years that I got fired from last year because I was burned out and not motivated anymore. I am lucky that I have a job and am trying to keep a good attitude about this one. At least for this one there are co-workers my own age. Still, I feel the environment is so fast-paced and I am often confused about what is going on. I think this career (CPA) is over my head and requires a lot more social skills than I thought. When the company hired me they said they expect me to be a manager by next year. I just am not wired to talk to clients all day and explain accounting. I am the type of person that works great when I have tasks to do. I dread small talk with people and putting on a mask for clients.

    Anyways, I am going to try my best at this job, but I was wondering if you had any ideas for jobs that I could think about applying to? Are there decent jobs that don't require too much of a social aspect? Where I wouldn't have to go back to school for 4 years? I don't even really like accounting. My dad recommended it when I didn't know what to major in because it has a lot of job opportunities, but I didn't know how much of a social job it is.
     
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    May I ask you what steps you took to get into building maintenance? That seems like a nice fit for me but I don't have any experience.
     
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    The best job I ever had was driving a forklift in a warehouse. They'd just give me a list of boxes to go find and bring back. Hardly had to talk to anyone, and if I did it was strictly about work stuff.

    Oh, and driving a forklift might not pay like a CPA, but driving a forklift is exactly as fun as it looks.
     
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    you had any ideas for jobs that I could think about applying to?


    On paper or on screen...
    List your skills on the left side.
    List your hobbies and interests on the right side.

    Then start matching them up. mix left with right.
    Will take some thought but you should be able to find a job that you will like doing, that is a fit for your skillset and that has less social interactions involved.
     
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    My dream job that I always wanted was driving an escort car - following oversized loads across country. Couldn't do it before because the kids and now I don't like to drive like I used to.
     
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    If you have an accounting degree, maybe look at getting into the finance department of a corporation. Not all are the same, obviously, but the one I work for (I work in finance, but not with an accounting degree) is relatively quiet.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'm looking into forklift jobs and janitor jobs. I want to be done with accounting.
     
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    I didn't realize accounting was so people intensive. I always envisioned an accounting or coding job as being alone in a room full of computers and paperwork shoving work product in and out through a sally port type hole in the wall or window. Instead I kept getting promoted ( or was it demoted) to a coordinator or help desk position that only me with my Aspy superpower was capable of doing.

    Perhaps you can stick it out for a year until you are boss. Then delegate to your subordinates to do the people speak part while you attend to the fun stuff. Perhaps, like on TV, you can pair up with one of your coworkers whom you can more easily relate to as a mouthpiece or mentor, like Dr Claire and Dr Glassman on the Good Doctor or Angela and Cam on Bones. Share the superpowers.
     
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    It just doesn't seem to work like that. There is a new client to deal with every day and make small talk with. It is too fast paced for me. I just want a job where I can listen to music and not talk.
     
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    Working in a factory or warehouse job can be like grand central station. Lots of people to deal with. No clients but multiple bosses telling you to hurry up. Some have high turnover rates with new coworkers. If you don't socialize enough to fit in, you're out, even if you are the best worker they ever had.
     
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    I suck at accounting.
     
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    I honestly don't see a solution in this fast paced world other than trying a janitor or warehouse job.
     
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    CPA at an accounting firm has lots of clients but if you worked in the accounting deparment at a business, you'd only have to deal with one boss. Accountants can telecommute in a sweatsuit.[​IMG]

    If you don't need much money, janitor meets your criteria. Instead of working in a ware house that is busy 24/7, you can get one where you go there after everyone else has gone home at 5. You usually just have to deal with one boss handing out assignments or maybe have a regular gig where it's the same building(S) every night. I erned college $ doing that and usually nobody talks to you. As long as the place gets cleaned every night, nobody even cares what time you show up. You can plop in your earbuds and start at the end of the hall where no one is working late. Music is a safety violation for forklift drivers.
     
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    Thanks tempe. I applied for hundreds of jobs this summer and couldn't get any of them other than public accounting because that was the job I have experience with. I definitely don't spend much money. I used to think I needed money because I would support a family but that is not looking likely anymore. Money is not a concern.
     
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    Accounting isn’t your ideal job, it was something that you got talked into. How many times do we hear about well-meaning family members giving bad career advice!?!
    I tried accounting because I’m detail oriented but I hated it. I like the neatness of the columns but I’m just a little bit dyslexic so I would get confused between debits and credits. Lol. So bad.
    You are young so you can go into a more physical and less office/customer service work.
    Just some ideas:
    Small motor repair...fix washing machines, vacuum cleaners etc in a small back room of a shop. Quiet and music.
    Landscaping...follow orders and dig, trim, mow, rake, working outside. Exposure to noise, bad weather, pesticides.
    Dog kennel attendant...veterinarians hire people to stay at the kennel overnight when they are closed to keep an eye on the dogs and cats that have to stay overnight. Not totally quiet, expose to bad smells, but music ok.
    Custodial, Office cleaning services...work when employees are not there, quiet, music, but could be pushed to work faster than comfortable?
    Grocery store bagger...bag groceries, help carry purchases to cars. There is a lot of interactions but it’s superficial and brief, definitely not like explaining accounting! No music, bustling atmosphere.
    I would rather have a relatively low paying job that I enjoy than making tons doing something I hate.
     
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