Originally Posted by bitingthepea
I just wondered anyone out there find it hard having SP and a job?!
Iv had a few jobs now and left a few because of my sp being that bad i wouldn't talk to anyone and would really clam up.
I must say i work better with lads, at the minute i work in a nursery with girls and i just cant do it they bitch and talk and bitch a bit more, and i keep well out the way but they must think im ignorant :(
Thankfully my contract ends in 3 weeks phew !!!! lol
I started working for the postal service 10 years ago and it was hell.
Found it really difficult in the beginning and nearly walked out of my job on numerous occasions. I loved the physical job itself but just could not cope with the social environment ( was too shy,self conscious and my SA was just off the scale). Took lots of siccies. I had one very close friend/work partner who has stayed by my side in work through thick and thin. Like you I get on better with my male work mates then my female ones ..It's not that I get on better it's just I feel more comfortable with the smalltalk that I can do with them. I also avoid the bitching sessions as I'm too sensitive for that crap.
The lads tend to accept and leave you alone.
Over the last 2 years there has been a slight change and I am coping much better. I finally feel more comfortable in the job (not as comfortable as my work mates) but comfortable from where I was coming from.
I think if you find the right job that suits your SA then you can grow a little in the job.