December 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm #128498
adhdjParticipantDecember 18, 2017 at 8:31 pmPost count: 15
I keep losing because my jobs or have harassment problems at my jobs. I don’t know what to do, my psychiatrist says he can’t help beyond giving medication. I could t believe he actually said that I was the only ADHDer he knew who had problems with employment and keeping jobs on or off medication. I was part of a support group in Quebec and there were several people with ADHD there who had the same problems with keeping jobs as I did
Some found accommodating employers. I have been unable to find any resources with accommodating employers. My psychiatrist says he can’t help nor does he have any such resources.
I just want a job where I will succeed, good working hours (I’m a morning/day person/ahave a young son), pay that will allow me to survive without having to take extra help (not asking for a million dollars or anything), that I will actually be accepted/appreciated and make contributions so that I can have a descent life.
Is that too much to ask for??
Can someone who’s been through this help?REPORT ABUSEJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:35 am #128532
adultaddladyParticipantJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:35 amPost count: 4
Hey adhdj, I just joined this site and I wanted to respond because it’s been a couple of weeks and your post is still waiting for a response. I’m not sure how active these forums are. How are you doing?REPORT ABUSEJanuary 9, 2018 at 5:17 am #128538
That Guy with ADHDParticipantJanuary 9, 2018 at 5:17 amPost count: 126
From what I’ve read job loss is common ammongst ADHDers. While I haven’t been fired I have been on the receiving end of a couple of downsizings at the businesses I worked at. I was the only one in my department to be cut each time despite good performance evaluations and several commendations. I don’t know much about finding employers who are willing to accomodate for ADHD. I’m still on the side of keeping my condition private.
Good luck with your job search.
RichardREPORT ABUSEJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm #128544
adhdjParticipantJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:55 pmPost count: 15
Thank you both for replying.
Richard, I’m sorry for the troubles you’ve had at your jobs. That is not right at all!!
I know your dilemma regarding making your condition public to your employers.
I’ve struggled with this as well. However, I’m at a point in my life where I’ve seen the same problems continue to pop up over & over again. I figure what have I got to loose by not coming forward with my condition?
The employer will either not accommodate and better to know in the beginning how I’d probably be treated by this non understanding employer, or I meet an employer who is understanding/excepting and I’m put in a place where I’m valued and can succeed.
I just know I can’t continue the way I’m going.REPORT ABUSE
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