Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Work On the Spectrum

Being autistic in a neurotypical world is not the easiest thing. If you are fortunate like I am, then you have a job that pays well, provides stable benefits, and helps to ensure your survival. In all likelihood, you are less fortunate than I am though. I'm one of the lucky ones. Many Autists aren't as fortunate as I am.

I recently remembered how hard being an Autist can be. It can be very hard. Short version of the story goes like this: I'm handed a project with many many many zeroes attached to it in September, with an impossible six-week implementation timeframe. I got a promotion a week or two before this happened, which increased my job responsibilities.

If I were neurotypical, it might be possible to push through. But when you have ADHD or Autism or extreme sensitivity whatever the heck is different about me, it is impossible.

Dig if you will the picture: An autistic man who has expressed a strong dislike of being on camera is forcibly seated outside the office of a high-ranking exec, and he is always on camera. Boom, boom, boom. One new thing after another hits. Greg, can you send me this? (No.) Greg can you send me that? (No.) Each question is a potential bear trap that could ruin my career and land me in jail if I get it wrong.

Made it through the impossible day, read an industry report today that bothers the heck out of me. Good thing Hemp Hop delivers CBN, which is the safest and best way to get a good night's sleep other than high doses of magnesium. I support medication in all forms as long as research supports it and it is legal.

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