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ADHD On The Job … Again.


Sometimes I think that working for a contractor is the best possible job for someone with ADHD. There is structure without routine. There is a set expectation. I know what I’m supposed to do and when.

4 thoughts on “ADHD On The Job … Again.

  • May 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    you probably do stuff no one else wants to do. like my coworker gets distracted from drafting work and makes all these spreadsheets for document control. she has no idea how miserable that sort of thing is apparently, then says she feels like she didn’t accomplish anything, and there’s all the spreadsheets right there. maybe she needs to put her name on them so it will make more sense to her.

    i made a spreadsheet once. i stayed at work until 9pm typing in these crummy little cells. then i put my name on it and sent it to the engineer. he replaced my name with his and sent it to the client. i walked to over his office that day, my manager followed me stealthily to see if there’d be a fight. there wasn’t though, since i’m such a composed person.

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    • May 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      I don’t know about stuff no one wants to do, but I love doing what has to be done to get a job done. It’s so much easier than my life. Do this. See what’s next. Do that. See what comes after that. Do the next thing. Simple. Why isn’t life that simple?

      Thanks for your comment, weiss, and for reading my blog,
      Kelly.

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  • May 23, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Oh, I agree. Whenever I have a day off work, I feel weird. I need structure. Even in jobs I hated, there was some predictability. Research was hard that way, because by its nature, it’s not predictable. Otherwise we wouldn’t have to experiment to find out the results. I too prefer a job in which I can tick things off either a physical or mental list. Like a video game. 🙂 S’why I rocked as a fry girl at McDonald’s. I was so good, people tipped me. 🙂 Or maybe just cuz I am pretty. I dunno. But, yeah, I do better monetarily working for someone, but socially when self-employed. That’s the trade off, for me.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      There’s always a trade off, I like that I work for a friend who treats me more like a partner on the job. I was never a fry anything at McDonald’s, but I probably wouldn’t have been tipped, more likely asked to leave … but maybe not.

      Thanks again for your comment and for reading my blog,
      Kelly

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