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Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/14/2018 in Posts

  1. 2 points
    Diagnosis is only useful if you need help. If being you is ok then there is no need for diagnosis. Perhaps that’s what they meant
  2. 2 points
    Well if you were paid you would need to be reliable. I'd see voluntary as therapeutic, work history and practice for paid work ... which includes dependability paid or not ... however you cannot help ill health. Do you know whats getting on top of you? Are there any pattern or triggers to your depression or late nights? Are you doing enough recreational interests to recharge? Sometimes when alot on, I forget to pursue interests and get depressed, but I realise these interests give strength of mind if I kick myself to do them. I suppose options are different days, shorter days, late or early shifts, or less days to see if you can get a sweet spot rota wise that you can manage. Leaving is another option, but the dead time may not be useful health or momentum wise so if thats a direction I would try and get an alternative placement first so you can keep things rolling without momentum grinding to a halt. Managers all have different styles to getting shifts filled ... the sickly sweet emotional blackmail is probably one of the better styles once you can defend yourself from having your heartstrings twanged and be able to assert your availability while keeping flexibility well within your limitations. People always push for more, so availability wise I would leave a safe margin for yourself that you can commit to and make sure you pursue your interests that recharge you. You seem to have done well so far ...
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    Three things occur to me on reading this post. 1. It sounds like you have depression, and that is what is causing these issues rather than Asperger's. If you are to continue working, you need help for this. Perhaps you could speak to your GP? Obviously, your mental health should come first, sorting the depression out is top priority. 2. If this lady is running a shop and has several members of staff, then yes, she does need to organise a timetable and be able to rely on her staff being able to come in at pre-arranged times. Not turning up will probably put her in a difficult position, as she might not have the staff necessary for the shop and might need to ask another member of staff to come in and cover for you, so it is reasonable for her to ask this of you. If you want to continue working there, you do need to be able to guarantee that you can go at certain times. If you feel that you can't do this, then you probably should give up the job, or take a break from it until you have dealt with the depression. As for staying up late, if that's a reason why you are not going, that is something that you need to work on changing - it is reasonable to expect that they might make some accommodations for you, but you will also need to make some accommodations for them for it to work, a compromise - work on changing your daily routine so you don't go to bed so late, for example. Keeping a job, even volunteering, deos require a certain level of committment on your part.
  4. 2 points
    I recall ages ago I had posted a pic of my dog on this site so I had a look in the archives just in case. Here is his photo probably taken 4 years ago.
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    I am good at math, I know I don't have dyscalculia which I have always understood to be a numerical form of dyslexia, so instead of struggling with letters, words and language you struggle with numbers and math. I did the test to give you a point of comparison, my results are below: Pass - 4 minutes - You scored well and the time taken suggests that your skills are fluent. Unless you have serious concerns that your mathematical skills are significantly lower than other skills, you have no need for a diagnostic assessment of your number skills. I will admit I was also watching something while I did the test so I probably could have done it faster, I got one answer 'incorrect' although that isn't really right since the question was 'Do you have difficulty managing money?' and that issue is as a result of ADHD
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    Mine gave me a 'pass' and I had 20/20, but it told me that I must be out of practice because I took a lot of time to finish. I guess I have two choices - either I do it fast and get some wrong, or I take as long as I need and have all correct. I always prefer the latter. I hate making mistakes.
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    I got 17/20 but its when doing Accountancy tasks it goes pear-shaped for me, so more likely a sequencing issue as I'm actually good at the actual arithmetic. I'm looking for work at present, and would happily apply for an Accountancy support role if not for the issue just highlighted. So frustrating!
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    I got the risk of dyscaliculia too . I spend 5 minutes and 23 seconds on it.
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    I took less than 11 minutes to complete it, but I put I would be guessing for a lot of them. :/ I got risk of dyscalculia. I took it a second time with 2 minutes to complete it, but I still got risk of dyscalculia. I took it a third time and still got risk of dyscalculia. I think I actually may have dyscalculia......
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