I need a job yesterday. I'm still stuck. Where do I go from here?
July 28, 2014 3:42 PM Subscribe
Many of the details in this question
still apply. Logistics aren't that big of a deal anymore, and I'm chipping away ever so slowly at my social anxiety and fluency issue, but I'm still without prospects and now about $12k in debt on account of some reckless impulse spending and unpaid debt from college. Can the hivemind help get me out from under this? Snowstorm inside.
posted by marsbar77 to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Apologies for the word vomit but...
I'm hoping that people will read at least some of the background information from my previous question, because I don't have the mental fortitude to elaborate again here.
How can a 25 year old with cerebral palsy, massive debt, a pretty severe stutter, chronic fatigue lifted only temporarily by overconsumption of energy drinks, a weak work ethic ( with ADD) and no experience aside from a few extremely short volunteering stints get a decent job?
All my life, people have held my hand, metaphorically and otherwise, and now, in the big scary adult world of interviews and competition, I can't help but feel like I don't stand a chance. This has given me incredibly thin skin and has nurtured a " what's the point?" narrative in my head that I can't get rid of.
Aside from that, I don't know where to start, I don't know who to ask for help, and I don't know that I'll ever want or be interested enough in anything to pursue it despite all these snowflakes. Honestly? I'm afraid I might end up homeless, or in a minimum wage job at best, after my parents are no longer here. I want to start being an adult. I'm intelligent, sensitive and street-smart. Why do I feel like that counts for nothing in my life and what can I do to put that to use?
Note: Before anyone asks, I've been in a combination of psych and speech therapy for about a year now. It's helped, but I still feel like all it's doing is putting a bandaid on my issues. I'm also on Prozac, which helped for about a year but isn't doing much now. I've tried Provigil, various benzos and other antidepressants, all with mixed, never impressive results.