Katie D.

@katie-d-1 | contributor
After an adult diagnosis of Nonverbal Learning Disability seriously redirected my life, I started writing to cope. I hope to share some of it with others so that they will feel less alone.
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What are three improvements you would like to make in your life over the next year?

<p>What are three improvements you would like to make in your life over the next year?</p>
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Alone overnight, help?

This isn't the first time I've been alone overnight, but it will be the longest stretch of time (9 days). I'm perfectly fine until it's time to go to bed. Being completely alone in the fully dark house spikes my #Anxiety until I fall asleep. And a lifetime of nightmares about people breaking in, doesn't exactly help matters. With sensory processing disorder, I need it as dark and quiet as possible to sleep, and wouldn't want to leave too many lights on for that long. Anybody have anything else that helps?

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Waiting

<p>Waiting</p>
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TRUE or FALSE: I am comfortable in my own skin.

<p>TRUE or FALSE: I am comfortable in my own skin.</p>
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I'm either blacklisted or paranoid

Yes, I quit my job without notice and no, I don't regret it. But, after 3 interviews in as many weeks went well enough that I expected an offer, only to end up ghosted, I suspect I'm being blacklisted. I was admittedly one of their best employees for almost 5 years. And yes, quitting without notice comes with consequences, but still. I can't prove it just yet, but I sure as hell wouldn't put it past her after all the reasons I quit in the first place. #Anxiety #anger #Depression #neurodivergence #Employment

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I'm either blacklisted or paranoid

Yes, I quit my job without notice and no, I don't regret it. But, after 3 interviews in as many weeks went well enough that I expected an offer, only to end up ghosted, I suspect I'm being blacklisted. I was admittedly one of their best employees for almost 5 years. And yes, quitting without notice comes with consequences, but still. I can't prove it just yet, but I sure as hell wouldn't put it past her after all the reasons I quit in the first place. #Anxiety #anger #Depression #neurodivergence #Employment

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I'm either blacklisted or paranoid

Yes, I quit my job without notice and no, I don't regret it. But, after 3 interviews in as many weeks went well enough that I expected an offer, only to end up ghosted, I suspect I'm being blacklisted. I was admittedly one of their best employees for almost 5 years. And yes, quitting without notice comes with consequences, but still. I can't prove it just yet, but I sure as hell wouldn't put it past her after all the reasons I quit in the first place. #Anxiety #anger #Depression #neurodivergence #Employment

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I'm probably getting a job offer...

and I'm not even sure I would take it. Because it's full-time, her manager wants to talk to me, otherwise she said without saying, I would've been hired on the spot. And she was already expecting it to go so well, she was talking about promoting me. It's basically the job I had before, and full-time.

BUT: no paid sick time, no paid holidays, no vacation pay for a YEAR, and a substantial pay cut. Even if the other benefits are decent, I'm signing up to lose a lot by comparison. Plus, they would want me to go train at another store 1-2 hours away (a major pain when you don't drive and don't have bus access). I have no real legitimate reason to pass on it, but I'm not sure it's worth it. It seems like A LOT of hassle for a pay cut. #Anxiety #Depression #Stress #Employment

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I'm probably getting a job offer...

and I'm not even sure I would take it. Because it's full-time, her manager wants to talk to me, otherwise she said without saying, I would've been hired on the spot. And she was already expecting it to go so well, she was talking about promoting me. It's basically the job I had before, and full-time.

BUT: no paid sick time, no paid holidays, no vacation pay for a YEAR, and a substantial pay cut. Even if the other benefits are decent, I'm signing up to lose a lot by comparison. Plus, they would want me to go train at another store 1-2 hours away (a major pain when you don't drive and don't have bus access). I have no real legitimate reason to pass on it, but I'm not sure it's worth it. It seems like A LOT of hassle for a pay cut. #Anxiety #Depression #Stress #Employment

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