Work, work, work! It is on the minds of most of us, but how do we find a good job that we enjoy and doesn’t stress the symptoms out of us? I’d like to share my past employment choices and whether they might be fit for you: If you are interested in any of the jobs listed below, do an internet or job website search (indeed, monster, craigslist, etc) Craigslist is a great place to find a treasure job.
customer service (call center, consulting, movie theater usher, storage facility assistant manager, casino gaming associate):
ease of work: C+
job satisfaction: A-
I’ve worked a call center job for a leading auto manufacturer, consulting for a placement firm, a movie theater usher (no age restrictions) a storage facility assistant manager (no direct supervision or co-workers), and as a gaming associate for the casino industry (good with numbers-- try this one!).
mystery shopper (mystery guest):
ease of work: A
job satisfaction: A
You might be asking yourself what is a mystery shopper? Companies such as fast food restaurants, hotels, hospitals, auto dealerships all employ mystery shoppers to evaluate their employee performance. I’ve worked for the fast food and hotel industry. These were my most consistent jobs in terms of duration. No direct supervision: you go out to assignments solo and use your phone or computer to log results.
marketing (brand ambassador, field marketing rep, marketing associate)
ease of work: B
job satisfaction: B
I’ve had two field marketing jobs. One in the food and beverage industry and the other for a bank. You have to be sociable at marketing jobs, most definitely will help you with people skills. Not an easy job, but if you can land a marketing job you can practice/ learn/ grow your confidence with people.
sales (sales rep, sales associate, inside sales)
ease of work: C-
job satisfaction: B-
I currently work a commission based sales job for the local paper. It is not easy, but the pay is phenomenal. I work part time and I’m leaving my ssdi checks in the dust (my trial work period has ended). It is stressful but you learn a lot from the job and gives you plenty of time to sleep and rest on days off
teaching (after school teacher, sports instruction):
ease of work: A-
job satisfaction: A
Can you teach? Do you like kids? Want to improve your skills with people of all ages? You do not have to be teaching at a school-- there are lots of jobs (and volunteer opportunities) that may be suitable for you in the community.
Please reply to this thread with your experience with jobs. Most of us want to work, we just do not know what we are suitable for. There is plenty out there, you just have to know where to look.