Homeadults with learning disabilitiesFinding the right fit for work

I think one of the most frustrating things about having a brain like mine is the fact supposedly “easy” jobs are anything but.

Since this tutoring job is ending this month, and I don’t want anything that pays under $11/hr, I’m on the hunt for work. One of the local hospitals has a work program for students enrolled in and who have graduated from the school I’m about to get my AA from.

The only catch?

It’s in a call center, and it relies heavily on data entry. Both huge weaknesses for anyone with auditory processing issues and dyslexia.

What REALLY stings is it pays $19.50/hr, plus it would be steady. We could use that income, but I know from experience that’s exactly the wrong environment for me. If someone wants me to enter data, I need a quiet, relaxed environment in which I can concentrate on the task at hand. I also need time to double check my work before submitting it.

So, that puts call centers solidly in my “no” category, but, man, does losing that entire category of opportunity ever sting.

Ah well. One more week to this semester, then I can move on with my plans – both short and long. There’s gotta be something better out there.


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