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Job Update!

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by LeroyT1000, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. LeroyT1000

    LeroyT1000 Active Member

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    Hi everyone I hope you are all in good health!

    I started a new job towards the end of January. Things are going good. The hours are the same each week and so are the days and the work is based on fixing laptops, tablets and mobiles phones. Taking holidays requires only 48 hrs notice as I am only one of a big field of technicians.

    As usual I was the quiet one then boom here I am lol! It's a male only environment so there's lots of jokes flying around. I'm known as a bit off the wall, weird, etc but it's all said in good taste. I'm mature enough not to take things to heart anymore. I give as good as I get also.

    I'm memorising the model numbers of devices which might appear crazy to some of the others but I'm comfortable with everything. At first it was very tiring having to learn the job and the stress of not being able to fix something was horrendous. However you can't fix everything so it's part of the job. My work ethic is strong and I'm really happy where I work.

    My conclusion is that nobody knows I have Asperger's and they don't need to as they wouldn't really understand. It's on my employment records but that's it. I no longer get upset with myself for being different. I like who I am this year.

    Please share any similar situations or experiences etc that you've had this year.
     
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  2. Bellatrix

    Bellatrix Space Left Deliberately Blank

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    Why is it a male only environment?
     
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  3. LeroyT1000

    LeroyT1000 Active Member

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    Just in the workshop I guess women have not wanted to apply for a job there.
     
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    Great to hear your job is going well. Keep up the good work!
     
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  5. LeroyT1000

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    Thanks mate!
     
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    That's awesome! Seems aspies are good at understanding how things work and fixing them. There is alot of satisfaction in repairing something broken. I was a service tech for Pepsi for 7 years. It was a great job with great coworkers where I was accepted by everybody and had a great time. I got to ride around in a van all day fixing vending machines and fountains. It was stressful at times dealing with restaurant managers but not too bad. I now run my own carpet cleaning business.

    Good luck in your new job!
     
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