Started my very 1st job last week! It's apart time retail job at a Halloween storeand Halloween is my favorite holiday so I'm happy I got the job. School always wore me down so much, i'm autistic and ADHD, i was really beat down by all the people and noises and social interactions and stress and periods of long focus and partially masking and I was worried this job would be the same but it's not. It's so much quieter than a 2,000 student public high school and most of the social interactions with customers are very short and I don't have to focus on one task for a long time, I have lots of little tasks to do like organizing separate spots in different sections and helping customers with varying questions. and my manager is nice and i feel comfortable around her. my 1st shift i took a 20mg long release ritalin and a hydroxyzine for anxiety before i left and my 2nd shift i was running late so i took nothing and i was still totally fine! i do get headaches after a while during work and i have to have a period of quiet and preferably go non-verbal for a while after work butthats manageable and to be expectedfor me. i'm really happy with how workhas been going and am relieved itsbeen pretty easy and fun. ever since iwas little i would always clean up andreorganize stores i was in for fun andnow i'm getting paid for it!
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Well done. I have started my first job at a theme park doing retail stores. It was fun. I have made a few mistakes here and there but I have worked through them. I might be able to work during Christmas and Halloween, but since it is My first time I don't know if they will let me.
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