I got a job at the department of labor. It is an office job with a variety of responsibilities. 7:45 am - 4:45 pm every day of the week, $14 per hour. Leads to a full time position with good benefits. My anxiety is starting to rise making me feel like I shoukd not take on too much responsibility yet. I am in the process of applying to substitute teach and will probably be approved in 2 months. That pays $160 per day so I would have to work only 3-4 days a week to make the same income. Idk, I was confident but now that I landed this job I’m worried I’ll make a fool of myself. I quite like teaching more than office work, idk.
In your shoes I’d probably go for the position that has less stressful interactions.
Idk which one is that? In both I would have to interact with people. I don’t mind people very much…
The office job sounds easier than the substitute teacher job, fewer interactions are needed. Less likelihood of melting down.
Idk I do enjoy teaching and I like the attention and interacting and talking and having everyone pay attention to me. But both jobs are social. In the office job I would be talking to unemployed workers. I specifically asked for a job where I could interact and not just be by myself all day. But the hours might be tough to handle. It sounds stupid but the more boring/repetitive an activity is, the harder it is for me…
If you truly enjoy being around people, I’d say go for the teaching job. You get more pay for less work even.
You may not like either jobs but they both will pay you more than what you are getting from disability benefits.
I have a little doubt for you. You may not have already been ready for doing a fulltime job.
I would go for teaching job and see how you get on
I think its a full time Commitment… if u can work on decent job who cares about disability… keep doing right tukey …!!!
I don’t know if I am ready for a job yet either but I have little/none negative and cognitive symptoms right now. I am not normal for someone with sz… My main problem right now is with med side effects like nausea and anxiety…
Well you could give it your best shot
If you can’t manage it then your not ready yet
You know what, I will just give the office job a try and see how it goes. Any work experience is only good for me. The money is not that important. Maybe it will work out, maybe it will not. I will go in and work a week and see.
@anon80629714 is able to work fine with her mental illness so if she can do it so can you. It’ll also mean that you won’t be frequenting this forum very much too.
first and foremost, congrats! getting a job is no easy task for us. sounds like your leaning towards the office job, my take is you can’t go wrong with either one. i say try it for two months, then reassess. if it’s too much, you can fall back on the teaching position. be strategic about it, make it work for you! best of luck and good going!
The hrs are the same for teachers though?
“7:45 to 4:45”
I am confused.
I think you are torn between what you want and what sounds reasonably good for you??
$14 an hour is pretty good with good hours. But the teaching job pays more and you enjoy it more. Both jobs you can do. I would say go for your passion. The teaching job seems better suited for you.
That being said, make sure you don’t regret anything. Make sure you are really ready for the teaching job. Maybe focus on your programming for the next 2 months or make sure your really stable. Good luck.
Congratulations @anon62973308 you can do it
Substitute teaching I can start anytime once I am approved. My certification lasts 5 years. I can always go back to it later if this job doesn’t go well. Substitute teaching is 7:30 to 3:00 on most days. I think I am torn between what is good for me and what I can handle… Anyways I called them this morning and they told me I start next Monday. That is how much they need someone right away.
@anon80629714 thanks for the encouragement! Are you working right now as well?
I would stick with the job you like the most.
I was a Substitute Teacher for years, and enjoyed it very much.
I’m sure that you’ll be able to handle it.
Good luck with whichever you decide.