Job loss and rebuilding confidence to join workforce
For working professionals: I’m really shaken from losing a job pre-diagnosis. In my work experience, employers have told me “I wasn’t listening” or “don’t care” or “not learning fast enough.” I’d lose the job and have constant conversations about my room for improvement.
I have a graduate degree. I’m very personable and have great vision/ideas. I know my field really well. Yet, my lack of speed, ability to shift from task to task, and attention to detail. The fun projects start to get taken away from me because I am not meeting deadlines on day-to-day routine tasks.
Anyway, I figured out the pattern after I lost my recent job. Got tested and diagnosed finally just shy of my 30th birthday.
Has anyone had a similar experience? How did you get back out there and sustain a job? Also, I’m tired of the paranoia I felt at work all the time. I was always so anxious because someone was always on my back about something.
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