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ADHD at Work
Should we give up certain things to accommodate our ADD?
Should we push ourselves, or accept ADD? (And in doing so, achieve less than we might have?)
I was just turned down for a job that I was a shoe-in for; I think a part of the reason is that the job involved some meticulous review of charts…and either it’s obvious that details are not my thing, or word has made it around my workplace that I’m “creative and smart but not focused and prone to detail errors.”
I didn’t really want the job; I was scared of the detail issues. I was just trying to get away from a bad management situation in my current job.
Is it better to not push ourselves into those things we know we may keep failing at (in order to keep stress low?)
Is it better to not go for promotions because the next level up involves details, numbers, budgets?
Is it reasonable to consider going part time in order to create more time in the day….despite the loss in pay?
How much should we give up because of ADD?
What have you given up?
Did it help?