Everyone says I will find one when the job and time is right, but I feel defeated. It’s been well over a year.
Do you volunteer? Sometimes that can help in finding a paid job.
I might have to start getting into that. Anything to be able to feel productive.
Do you have a car? Maybe you could deliver or drive uber or lyft?. Also maybe think outside the box and find a way to make money.
I gave up my license after dx and never got it renewed.
Ahh, I’m sorry Ish. It is tough.
Have you thought about doing some more training in a relevant field that you’re looking for work in? Spruce up that CV?
I have 10 years of admin experience. I get a lot of calls, but most of them agencies are looking to fill full time roles. My CV has been looked at by my mental health employment specialist she says it’s the best CV she has ever seen although she has to say that to motivate me…but I need help in interviews which I will ask for
I know the frustration. I drove Uber and lyft but got into an accident and realized I shouldn’t be driving so soon after hospitalization. That was 2 or 3 years ago. I’ve applied to a bunch of part time jobs but nobody wants to hire a schizophrenic person on disability. I’m trying to find a job in writing as I am a very good writer. If I used experience I’d have to cook or landscape. And quite frankly I don’t want to do either of those. To stressful.
It’s tricky looking for a job now. It has to be able to accommodate my needs and not many jobs around here do that. I live in Amish land so a lot of jobs are carpentry. Not many jobs for people like me in this area
I’ve had over 50 jobs. My resume is an encyclopedia of failure. Woohoo! Don’t give up, etc.etc.
I can only say “Same”. Personally I attribute my failures to being ill and incapable first. It’s not a social issue to me. Rather it’s just that I can’t actually work. There are plenty of people who do can work but still struggle to get a job. Predictably I am outcompeted. Therefore personally I decided to focus on eliminating my symptoms first. Given an employer approaches me, so long as I can’t claim responsibility for my work, it’s all doomed beforehand.