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  #61  
Old 24th July 2017, 22:13
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I get myself into a right state just looking at jobs and I feel sick when I'm actually applying for them lol. I have a permanent lump in my throat which will only go when I take my anti anxiety meds. I've searched for all the jobs you've listed apart from the warehouse ones where I think there would be loads of people!!!!! It's sad because I have a diploma and 5 nvq's all wasted
I feel exactly the same
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Old 20th August 2017, 22:54
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Hello everyone,
Like a lot of people with SA I find it difficult to live up to my potential, I am a qualified electrician however my SA makes it impossible to carry out the job, however I managed to find a job as a Telecare Technician where I install panic buttons for elderly and vulnerable people, I work from home and just chat to old folks all day! Its worth looking into as it does not really require qualifications, just need to be tech savvy.
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Old 20th August 2017, 23:07
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^ You have to go in to their home to install it, or is it just sent in the post?
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Old 19th September 2017, 14:14
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Working remotely as a freelancer is a good way to work without necessarily having to meet people face to face. Seems ideal at first, but the problem is it can actually make social anxiety worse when you do eventually have to go out and meet people.

I worked freelance as an animator for 7 years and found that I became even more of a recluse and my SA was far worse when I did eventually go out. Cabin fever would set in, it really wasn't healthy spending so much time alone.
I guess the trick is to try and find the right balance.
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Old 9th October 2017, 23:00
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Here is an idea for being self employed with little or no face to face contact.
Printing 3D designs for customers on ebay, gumtree etc. Using a 3D printer .
Downside is initial investment, building up experience, and as Johnny Boy55 said
spending to much time alone.
In business I***8217;m OK one to one face to face as long as I really know what I***8217;m on about.
For me knowledge helps with confidence a lot. Been quiet been busy recently
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Old 30th January 2018, 08:59
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I agree with alltimegreat, translating saved my life lol I basically just receive assignments via email, complete it and then return. You get paid quite well and don't necessarily need qualifications (depending on the company); esp if it is your mother tongue. I work for Amytis Translations.com and they're great, very easy to work with and laid back company. Capita. com is the biggest one in the world I think, but they're so hard to get into because they require a million qualifications. I managed to save quite a bit of money this way and paid my way through therapy - that was the goal. If you are working just to be avoidant, that's a very bad idea; it will only make your anxiety worse but if you work, save up and then do something to help yourself, then don't feel bad for having an anti-social job. The way I see it, I am in this job because I would like to have a choice in whether I want to or not want to be social but I am by no means avoiding it. I use my money to do social things. I even signed up to the gym!

I'm happyagain :D
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Old 30th January 2018, 10:04
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I agree with alltimegreat, translating saved my life lol
I'm also a translator. Great for SA sufferers but allows you to exercise considerable avoidance, so you don't get any better.

(And in my experience you will need quals - either an MA in Translation Studies or a vocational diploma like the IoL DipTrans. (I have an MA and the IoL DipTrans) - unless you have a lot of experience in a particular industry and can bring that along with your language skills to the table).
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Old 30th January 2018, 12:18
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I'm also a translator. Great for SA sufferers but allows you to exercise considerable avoidance, so you don't get any better.

(And in my experience you will need quals - either an MA in Translation Studies or a vocational diploma like the IoL DipTrans. (I have an MA and the IoL DipTrans) - unless you have a lot of experience in a particular industry and can bring that along with your language skills to the table).
I'm a translator, I have 0 qualifications in translating and I have worked for big advertising companies and law firms. right now I am working for legal aid through a translation company that tested my knowledge by giving me work and then having someone else proofread it. They said that, if the proofreader rated me high, then they will send me more work and they did! ...because some people understand that not everyone has 'qualifications' but that they are just as intelligent, if not more, than those who do. People with social anxiety in particular tend to be highly intelligent because they spend so much time alone and all they can really do is learn; I used to spend the majority of my time endlessly reading and researching. Anyway, I don't suffer from social anxiety like I used to because I was able to save up and go to therapy. Once I improved my communication skills, I was confident enough to join group therapy and now, I have the confidence to go to the gym. I used to be so self conscious going to the gym because I did not want people to see me exercise but now, I am in contact with an old school friend and we gym it together. I couldn't leave my house 2 years ago so I have come a long way and that's thanks to people who are not so rigid when hiring workers. Amytis are an excellent and professional company, they just know that you cannot judge a fish by trying to make it climb a tree. For anyone that is interested, the company that I work for is Amytistranslations.com - they have over 200 translators, some like me who are tested in fair and helpful ways and others with 'qualifications'.

You do have to tell them that you would like to be tested through proofreading though...
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Old 30th January 2018, 12:26
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Well, I'm just going on what my experience has been. There is a lot of snobbery in the translation industry, as I discovered when I worked in-house. And virtually all agencies I've worked for have asked for either quals, or industry experience, or both.
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Old 27th July 2018, 19:56
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I just do CashCrate from home, my husband is the big earner with a real job, I'm the lazy bum.

It's just surveys, giving your opinions on TV adverts and new foods, stuff like that, but it works, it's not a scam. It's not just an American thing, they send monthly cheques everywhere in the world. They pay with a cheque through the post at first then you have the option to put your earnings in your PayPal.

I make about 300/400 a month, which I spend on very important things like lipstick and Starbucks.

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Old 28th September 2018, 20:57
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I drive a truck now, i was an office cleaner working unsociable hours before that. I had keys for the businesses I cleaned so didn't really see anyone.
I have more contact with the driving but it's fairly fleeting unless I feel unusually sociable! I'm given a job sheet and a truck for the day/week - usually getting loaded by digger and transporting it to tip on another site, back and forth, just me n the radio living the dream ! It's about 3k to get both licences but with 12 hour days you can make it back quickly. Scooter delivery also looks sa friendly, especially for deliveroo as you're fairly independent working from your phone.

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Old 14th January 2019, 11:31
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A place where people can post SA-friendly jobs you've seen. For example:


Job: Medical Records Clerk
Location: Watford
Source: Indeed website
Pay: 7+
Role: Sort patient records out etc
No experience needed
Thats not really a SA friendly job because I applied once, and basically you're going around all the hospital picking up records.
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Old 14th January 2019, 11:32
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seen a couple of good SA jobs which are Replenishment Operative at Waitrose, but is typically night work. And Parcel Sorter- just work on your own and sort Parcels. Drawback is very loud music played.
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Old 11th April 2019, 10:09
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Some gardening can be quite good. I mean sometimes it really isn't but often you can do work for holiday cottages, estate agents and stuff. Gardens where people are out are my favs.
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Old 11th April 2019, 12:22
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I work in Data Entry for a big publishing company. I specifically choose jobs where I don't have to deal with people on the phone so this is ideal. Its through an agency and initially they wanted someone for 2 -8 weeks but I've been here now over 2.5 years. This is my longest temp job, would be nice if it could become permanent. My boss works from home 2 days a week now and shes mostly in meetings so don't see her that much, not that she's a terrible boss or anything but sometimes she can get a bit stressed!

Up til January of this year I also had a weekend job as a cleaner in Youth Hostel which meant cleaning rooms. Mainly dorms. It stressed me out a lot because I just wanted to get it over with and leave. I got annoyed when guest were still in bed especially as they had to leave, when my co workers were bloody slow so I'd end up having to help them sometimes, my boss would sometimes have a word with me over me missing things, like not cleaning things properly. Even though shes some petite Romanian Girl she had a very loud voice, almost like she was shouting. I know it must have been hard for her but I was still annoyed and it would put me in a low mood for the rest of the day.

I've had much worse jobs and I have learnt to stick to something I'm happy as opposed to going for something that pays more with more stress. I've had horrible bosses, worked with horrible people and just not fitted in certain places, especially Warehouse and industrial environments where people are more vulgar, less educated and mostly talk about football which I hate! I've had loud mouthed bosses or people make comments about my quietness and made issues over it. It was so annoying like one time when I worked in the evening for a Parcel company in Data Entry and this girl remarked "oh so you do talk then" because I maybe I answered a question or spoke, can't remember.

The thing is you will encounter people who are friendly and sympathetic and know how to behave around you. Other people are just plain ignorant and don;t fully understand Social Anxiety or Shyness. They just label you weird or quiet or rude as if being able to socialise is normal and easy but we all know that its not.

So I've learnt to be very careful what jobs I choose. I'm lucky enough that I established a good reputation with an Employment Agency who knew the kind of work I liked doing and my exact specifications i.e no telephone work and no customer service.

I've had some really nice jobs, like 6 months of filing in a room with another girl who I got on with really well and plus we had a radio. The rest of the office was open plan. But as soon as she left I was asked to take on different work and work with a team of people. It wasn't so bad but I loved that tranquility of being in that room.

But even a simple job can bring problems like when I worked for this company for a couple of months. One day I couldn't log into my computer because my Login had expired. I was too afraid to tell anyone. My boss at the time was in meetings I think. I managed to go virtually through the whole day almost not being found out until this woman in my team asked me if I had received her email and I had to say I didn't as my computer wasn't working. My boss seemed a little angry at me telling me I had wasted a whole day. I felt like crying. But I didn't want anyone to see me crying so I mustered up all the energy I had and pretended everything was fine, said goodbye making them think I was coming in the next day as usual but didn't. I emailed my consultant at the agency telling her I wasn't the right person for the job but she never got the email and I had a voice message on my phone from another person from the agency. So I merely sent her an email explaining that I wasn't right for the job. So now I don't think I can ever work for them again.

This has happened a few times with other employment agencies either because something like this happened or they had me using the phone when I explicitiy told them I didn't feel confident on the phone. I had to email agencies to make excuses. Thankgod we live in the internet age otherwise I don;t know how I would have handled it. Maybe write a letter and post it through the door lol!

I did once try doing Market research over the phone and could barely get through the day. Twice I tried this with 2 different agencies. The first Agency were really understanding and nice about it but the other wasn't so much. The woman on the phone said "that was only 3 hours, not what I call giving it a go" but for me that was absolute torture. The problem with some Employment agencies is that the more jobs they can fill, the more money they make so they might be a little economical with the truth. If you say you don't like using the phone they might say "oh theres only about 1% phone work involved" But you might end up answering the phone for most of the day! Thats why you really have to be specific about what you want in a job.
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