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Old 12th July 2018, 11:08
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Hello!

As I’m having a bit of a struggle in finding a job that seems manageable for my social anxiety, I was just thinking it’d be really helpful to hear the kinds of jobs you all have!

And how you found those jobs
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Old 12th July 2018, 14:13
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I'm a primary school teacher. Working part-time at the moment, 5 mornings a week. I like it I only have 19 children so the workload is alright.
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Old 12th July 2018, 16:36
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Typesetter/artworker. Basically I do layouts for magazines, journals, newsletters, etc. using a combination of Word, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.

Not much interaction required with colleagues. Most of the time I just sit here with my earphones plugged in, while they're all chatting away and laughing hysterically.

Hard to believe I've been here almost 11 years now. I find it quite boring to be honest and wish I could leave.

In the evenings, and at weekends, I do blogging/writing. I don't make much money from that anymore, though, since everyone is using AdBlock now. I've thought about going with Patreon instead.
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Old 12th July 2018, 17:24
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been a storeman in a warehouse for about 35 or 36 years now,......it's shit
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Old 12th July 2018, 19:59
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So envious. I always wanted to be a teacher.
Part-time with the little ones, it's okay But I wouldn't recommend it as a career to anyone. I did eight years full-time and was sick of it by the end. I used to spend hours after school every day and the majority of my weekend planning, assessing and marking The teaching aspect is great, but you'll spend hours more on admin tasks than you will in the classroom.
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Old 12th July 2018, 20:13
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I'm a trainee teacher in a primary school. It's basically the complete opposite career to what I expected I'd end up doing. I hated the very thought of it up until last year. Then, after getting stuck in a dead-end retail job and realising that my SA had improved somewhat, I decided to hell with it, and decided to give this a go after someone I know started it as a career and I gained a glimpse of what it could be like (he then promptly packed it all in just as I'd started, because of the stress of it )

It's very enjoyable in many respects... very rewarding when things go right! But as Tink said, it's also very intense. I think some people believe it's a doss because of all the holidays, but you really do need a break by the time they come around! You also do spend a lot of out-of-class time preparing. Each lesson usually requires a mountain of resource-prepping, and then there's the marking and assessments, and all of that. Looking after 30 children is also extremely mentally tiring, it has to be said! Where I work has a number of children who display extremely challenging behaviours, too, which can be highly draining. I do struggle too, with observations as I have to be observed teaching by mentors and other members of staff at the school. Given I'm still socially anxious, though a lot less than I used to be, it's a big hurdle to overcome. But overall I do enjoy it... I'm sticking with it for as long as I can until the stress becomes too much or I get told I'm just too crap at it.
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Old 12th July 2018, 21:14
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Semi -retired Civil Servant, been in the job 43 years. I now work full time 3 days a week. On one of my non working days I do 2 hours of voluntary work in a morning with our local environmental volunteer group. I've applied to do 2 hours of voluntary work on my other non working day in a local charity shop, due to start next week.
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Old 12th July 2018, 22:23
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I'm a field service engineer, I mostly travel around South Wales and the West of England in a van, visiting shopping centres and hospitals, repairing and maintaining things, such as credit card payment systems, security barriers, intercoms etc.. Tomorrow I'm working in Cardiff.
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Old 13th July 2018, 06:56
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Postie.
I put junk mail and bills through people's doors and the occasional giro. Get to be nosey and read people's postcards too ,see where they've been.
Get to meet nice and not so nice dogs.
On a nice driving rural round.
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Old 13th July 2018, 16:06
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animals, or kids is a good profession for sa I think. People not so good with people usually are better in those careers.
I currently got a decent job for sa but need something else.
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Old 13th July 2018, 23:16
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Not working. The problem is I’m not interested in anything literally nothing. People are passionate about things but I’ve never felt strongly about anything. Animals is the only thing I like really.
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Old 13th July 2018, 23:46
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I work in an office for a healthcare company. I enjoy the job as there is very little interaction between me and other people and no phone work! I audio type correspondence, date stamp and distribute post and data entry.
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Old 14th July 2018, 01:00
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Driving buses. Not what I expected to be doing, but the pay is very good and I've always found driving very satisfying. From a social perspective, it's fine - most people are perfectly pleasant, and there's an assault screen separating me from those who aren't.
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Old 14th July 2018, 01:26
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I work as a computer programmer for a large international company that makes videogames.
I used to help develop the actual games but now I work on computer programs that help other people and companies to make videogames for us.
I work with a very quiet team, half of them work from home and the rest prefer to send instant messages than interrupt you. We only really socialise at coffee breaks and the occasional meeting.
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Old 14th July 2018, 16:48
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University accommodation cleaner. The job is decent but the environment feels toxic at times.
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Old 17th July 2018, 16:58
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animals, or kids is a good profession for sa I think. People not so good with people usually are better in those careers.
I currently got a decent job for sa but need something else.
What job did you get?
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Old 17th July 2018, 17:20
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Driving buses. Not what I expected to be doing, but the pay is very good and I've always found driving very satisfying. From a social perspective, it's fine - most people are perfectly pleasant, and there's an assault screen separating me from those who aren't.
That’s astonishing to me!

I would never be able to have a job with such responsibility. Or with the worry that there could potentially be a confrontation coming my way..
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Old 17th July 2018, 17:21
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University accommodation cleaner. The job is decent but the environment feels toxic at times.
Howso toxic?
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Old 17th July 2018, 17:24
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been a storeman in a warehouse for about 35 or 36 years now,......it's shit
I was thinking of warehouse work! Good for social anxiety though, would you say?

What keeps you there if it’s shit?
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Old 22nd July 2018, 13:36
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Family Worker for a local authority would you believe.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 13:40
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^ Do you enjoy it? I've always been interested in that type of work.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 14:17
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I look after a lorry. Pretty much ideal for SA but there are times where I wish I could be doing something where I have to use my brain more.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 15:37
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Sure yes. It’s varied you manage your own work, you get peer and management support and flexible working
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Old 22nd July 2018, 18:17
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I'm a Maintenance Operative, posh name for a glorified Caretaker. Not the Job I wanted, but at the time my Job was deleted so got this with out the need of an interview or and application. It was a case of take this job or get sacked!
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Old 22nd July 2018, 19:12
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Howso toxic?
Constant gossip, different departments not working together and Tony to look the best, favouritism, lack of organisation. They printed out a new timetable that offended some cleaners and didn't balance the tasks between cleaners. Rather have some cleaners too much work and others too little. Also the company is someone's too cheap to pay for a temp when multiple people go on holidays so we have to cover for them. I feel the company is corrupt.

The pay is decent though.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 19:15
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I was thinking of warehouse work! Good for social anxiety though, would you say?

What keeps you there if it’s shit?
I would hate Social anxiety top limit my job potential but the truth is that it is. Not just SA though but a lack of social skills I suppose.

All my colleagues are immigrants, I'm British and fluent at English so I should be able to do a more higher up job accept the anxiety does make it hard to do.
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Old 24th July 2018, 11:54
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I used to work in customer services but I took a meltdown then temped with an agency for a few months. I just recently received a pass for my web development course and I'm also doing a mini course on user experience design, so I shall be hoping to get into a job with that. Using my free time at the moment to work on my portfolio.
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Old 24th July 2018, 12:02
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Typesetter/artworker. Basically I do layouts for magazines, journals, newsletters, etc. using a combination of Word, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.

Hard to believe I've been here almost 11 years now. I find it quite boring to be honest and wish I could leave.
^^ this sounds interesting to me I love using Photoshop but never used InDesign though
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Old 24th July 2018, 14:11
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I was thinking of warehouse work! Good for social anxiety though, would you say?

What keeps you there if it’s shit?
I'm one for routine and security,.. sad but true.
I kind of need money coming in and I feel it's a do'able job,
I'm probably pretty capable, and may be able to do something else, but often go to pieces if something really new/different crops up.

thing is,. it's the attitude of a lot of the people that's been making it a bit shit,
a guy that's meant to help me just stands looking out the window most of the day, when I press him on this he usually starts shouting and swearing
I find it hard to take people's attitudes and moods,.. I wish I could let it wash over me, but it often gets to me, on many levels.
I think a lot of companies are kind of shit and tend to get by on luck more than on planning, with many staff just phoning it in and not really 'turning up'
I'd like to work for myself doing something creative, but I'd probably go to pieces by stressing over being financially secure and whatnot.

I didn't even naturally get into it on my own, someone pushed me into it initially.

it's not great for SA, my current role has me interacting with loads of people on a daily basis.
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Old 24th July 2018, 15:20
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I'm a self-employed financial trader.
So basically interactions are limited to people on forums.

Can understand how office politics and shit would really get you down, but part of me would love to just experience it again (as I feel I may be better equipped).

At 37 it is almost impossible to get even a reasonably interesting job though. At times I wish I had stuck at it, but other times not.
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