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Old 08-16-2007  
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Hey,

I am 20 years old, and really need a part-time job. I have had plenty (I have worked at McDonalds, Walmart, a dollar store, an eye wear centre, and most recently Michaels)...yet none of them have lasted more than a week, because I let my social anxiety get to me. When I'm there, I feel like I just want to run away..like I can't deal with it.

However, there must be some jobs out there that aren't so closely dependent on social skills..I just can't think of anything.

Any suggestions/help would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 08-17-2007  
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You could do data entry type work, it's pretty tedious typing in numbers into little boxes over and over, but you pretty much sit in front of a computer all day... which may be better than having to face/talk to people all day, lotsa computer jobs like that, but they tend to be quite tedious.

There are job networks that specialize in helping people with disabilities, not just physical, psychological too, you could try one of them, they can help you find work that suites you rather than shoving you into the first job that comes along.
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inner_dwellings,

how far are you from oshawa? i know 2 callcenters that are hiring right now. are you ok talking over the phone?

if you know computer programming, i know someone who wants some work done for a website.

if not theres manual labour, if you're near in the whitby area, i know a friend that has a business laying down drywall, i might be able to link you up with a job like that and get him to train you.
I live in Oshawa...

And I'm not sure how I would be on the phone..I'm assuming better than in person..
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Old 08-18-2007  
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However, there must be some jobs out there that aren't so closely dependent on social skills..I just can't think of anything.
I'm currently in the same position as you inner_dwellings. Like you said, it's very hard to think of any job suitable for people with SP. I was in my last job for nearly five years, and I felt so desperate some days.

The first few weeks when starting a new job are stressful for everyone, but this is even worse if you happen to have SP!

It's already been suggested, but the only thing I can think of is data entry, but surely there must be others :?: :?
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Not sure how good you are with your hands, but auto repair kept me going for quite a while until I got out of college. Rotating tires, mount & balancing them and changing oil is pretty easy. Plus most shops dont allow customers in the work area. If your ever approached by a customer, you just point them to the nearest tech or service manager.
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I wanted to do data entry, but most of these jobs require you to use the phone. I have a phone phobia also.

One thing i've always wanted to do is write books - be an author. That is one career you can work from home in.

I found this homeworking site a while back where employers posted their home based jobs on, the site was free, but I can't remember what it was called.

You could also set up a website and do freelance work.

I'm finding it almost impossible to get a job :(, it seems everything requires you to use the phone or alot of communicating. Although I have been looking at fruit picking for instance, but there are no jobs like that round here :(
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Social anxiety is really just a fear of people and particular social situations. You shouldn't base your work on this unless you really hate people and prefer working alone, not because your scared of em. Eventually you need to get over this fear.
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I think its totally fine to find a job that suits your social phobic lifestyle. Just make sure you have common social interactions with friends, family, etc and I don't think it would be a problem. It would be beneficial in the fact that the social phobic wouldn't have to seal with the stress and still have a good income (therea re some good jobs out there that you can do online, I'm studying to do medical transcription at the moment).

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Social anxiety is really just a fear of people and particular social situations. You shouldn't base your work on this unless you really hate people and prefer working alone, not because your scared of em. Eventually you need to get over this fear.
Easier said than done.
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I used to be a postman. Money was rubbish but at least I was alone. I am unemployed at the moment because I am in a similar position.
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