Sunday, September 6, 2009

Work update

I have to work 8.5 hour shifts. It's part of the job.

I can't quit my job because I need the money so badly. I also cannot work those shifts. Something just has to give, but what?

Why doesn't anyone understand?


  1. Are you serious? Isn't that discrimination? :(

  2. Did they inform you of that before you started? If not, surely it is illegal (or at least not best practice) to tell you after you got the job and have been doing it for a while?

  3. I don't know. I don't know, I don't know, I don't know.

    Right now, the plan is this: Do nothing and talk to no one, ever, outside of work. Survive in a mess of anxiety as best I can. Save it all up so that I can manage work. This, until I can find a more suitable job. I can consider asking to switch to a different department... stock clerk, perhaps? Anything where I can stay in 4-hour shifts.

    You see, I am applying for health insurance through the state that is for workers with disabilities. I cannot quit my job, because I will then also be without reasonable health insurance, so I have to work, regardless of what it does to me.

  4. I can't imagine what it would be like to not just get free healthcare, regardless of whether you work or don't work, have autism or don't have autism.

    Here, you could quite easily get benefits so you don't HAVE to work.

    It just seems like a weird system to me.