Do you get upset when you did not push yourself to the fullest for a job?
March 9, 2018 12:09am CST
As you all know, I do a lot of thinking and quite introvert when it comes to mixing with friends after I get depressed and schizophrenia since I was 16. It affects me a lot now I am 37, I eat meds everyday. Although my health condition is like that, I still misses work outside, everyday I read newspaper and facebook to find a job that suits me. I know sometimes I must adapt to the environment and not complaining everybody, but maybe my health condition does that to me. Lately I call up a company and ask for data entry invoicing work, I get upset when she says "can you work or not?". I told her my condition and she says "you better stay at home and find another job instead" I feel I did not push myself to the fullest. I get upset when my situation is like this. Do you get upset when you think you fail to make the job to the fullest?
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I am sorry to hear that. I'd be annoyed if someone talks to me like that, I think that's quite impolite of the lady to say those words to you, whether or not they are hiring you. I think there are still some good companies out there, we just need to find them, though I know there are many mean bosses out there too. Do you have any friends or relatives which can recommend you to some jobs? Or perhaps if you have friends or relatives who open a shop or company, you may apply to work there. Good luck to you!
• Janesville, Wisconsin
Sounds like with your last application the mental illness stigma got you. But also part of the issue is many who have these diagnoses are on government programs that do not allow them to earn over 50$ a month and many business can not hire for that. But, can you drive well in all weather? I know many with this illness at least got a job delivering papers on paper routes. I am 38 years old and run into the same stigma, except in my case I was never diagnosed as schizophrenia my issue is family and others who do not want me to work and would rather have me on government support keep going around and lying to people saying I am untreated schizophrenic. These people are ignorant and do not accept my official diagnosis in 1999 was mild to null, Seasonal affective disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and post traumatic stress symptoms all mild to null.... They want to use that my heritage and alternative religion as an excuse to try to force a disorder on me i do not have.. why .. all about money.. of course.. The same reason these people do not want to hire people who are different that huge liability word.. which is mostly nonsensical fears... However people with our illnesses do have an advantage on intelligence and creativity. When the world does not want to hire us we have the ability to create our own jobs... I wish someone with the ability would create an organization that is not government ran that is good benefits and well so good that people would wish they had mental illness to be able to work there... That is what needs to happen.. until then,.. anyone who can that has mental illness in between the paid job huntings.. should at least try volunteer work jobs.. This has for some of my friends lead to some paying jobs too... My sister who has schizophrenia and my other mom her adopted mom we were adopted to two families.. Always told us.. no matter what when people tell you you can not work there is always some form of work you can do in the community, if you can not do paying work and get suck on benefits and programs.. there is always volunteer work, always fundraisers, always help needed somewhere.... In between jobs also ask family and friends if you can do anything for small cash they they need help with taking out trash or recycling, or cleaning a room everyone has something they fall behind on .. laundry, dishes... dog walking, even house sitting... i recommend when applying do not bring up mental health topic unless they do first... I do not know why so many have this stigma about schizophrenia but they do and their judgements towards it are very.. very bad.... I have for years tried to help combat that... So many places are also not understanding of days you can not make it work either.. if you had an episode or something but a pink slip from a doctor should can any issues about that... Employers should never turn anyone away no matter what over a medical diagnosis unless the individual really can not fulfill their work or job duties.. and places that do this.. are doing discrimination and need to be boycotted into the ground. This is how i feel about it. If you keep having issues call around and find places that hire people with disabilities... some will even if one is not on disability if you just have a medical slip to prove diagnosis, others will require someone to be on some program. Otherwise look at small business you can create and do for yourself. :) Stay strong, and keep looking, in the meantime i recommend volunteer work... this also on your work record helps to prove you can work.
You must climb out of your fog and seek medical help beyond medication. Sharing your feelings with a professional may help. This quote about depression is so true. That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as he/she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key----Elizabeth Wurtzel