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by WTCCFan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: No Skills, No Benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

No Skills, No Benefits

Recently Labour announced that people who want to claim JSA will have to sit a test in Maths, English and IT but if they fail they will be denied benefits (or so it appears to me). What is everyone's opinion on this? I think it will hit most people who have learning difficulties. People who want to ...
by WTCCFan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Can dyspraxic people drive manual cars
Replies: 15
Views: 7391

Re: Can dyspraxic people drive manual cars

I have been driving for 3 years and I found I drive as well as someone who doesn't have Dyspraxia. I did take lessons in the mid 90's I think it was with an Independent instructor but it fizzled out. In August 2009 I tried again and went with BSM and the first lesson I felt a bit bemused by the proc...
by WTCCFan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Career ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Career ideas

What are your strengths? What are your key skills? I think in a way key skills are a strength when it comes to work. We don't know what work exactly Baz has done but from what he said in his post experience in customer service and sales shows me he has great interpersonal and communication skills. ...
by WTCCFan
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: theory test
Replies: 6
Views: 3702

Re: theory test

hi there... believe me, i'm going through a simular situation myself, ive taken my theory test twice and failed. im finding the hazard perception so difficult as im not getting the timing right or i lose concentration. the actual questions am not too bad with. it can be so hard as my brother and si...
by WTCCFan
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: The world has been scarred!
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

Re: The world has been scarred!

I'm just back from my first driving lesson, it's quite a tiring experience! I made one person swerve almost drove into 3 signs when the instructor said move away, I thought he meant the oncoming traffic! I also mounted the kerb doing a manoeuvre I've done loads in car park, I have done some practic...
by WTCCFan
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: administration work - problems with accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: administration work - problems with accuracy

I can sympathise. I have a number of IT based qualifications but we are talking about covering most of the 90's and the first 2-3 years of the new century. From 1995 which was my first certificate to 2003 which was my last certificate. I have problems remembering all the ways to use the various MS A...
by WTCCFan
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: JobCentre Plus
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Re: JobCentre Plus

They are largely useless. DEA's are incompetent, unfriendly and lack knowledge. Job Centre Plus rarely help graduates. Remploy, A4E, Shaw Trust, RBLI could be described as a joke. Hi guys. Long time no see. I don't even have a DEA now I don't think. I used to have one but that all got stopped I thi...
by WTCCFan
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: % of dyspraxics who can drive
Replies: 29
Views: 11952

Re: % of dyspraxics who can drive

I passed my test last September. I have really adapted well to driving quite naturally and normally without having to worry about trying to remember everything. I feel like I have been driving for ages. I was terrible at the start. I really felt the whole thing of controlling a car was to complex to...
by WTCCFan
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Trouble getting to the friend stage
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Trouble getting to the friend stage

I have acquaintances but I have no friends. I have difficulty opening up to people, so they can know the real me. Does anyone else with dyspraxia have this problem, what can I do about it. You could be me. The people I know are acquaintances too. People in passing who I never see again once we part...
by WTCCFan
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Lack of friends
Replies: 44
Views: 12951

Re: Lack of friends

All of this is very correct. I used to be very quite and would never give my opionion and was quite needy but not that I'm the complete oposite I can see how annoying it is to have to deal with someone is clingy. I agree being self-sufficient, friendly and independent works and as for the boyfriend...
by WTCCFan
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Recently diagnosed dysoraxic - worried about relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Re: Recently diagnosed dysoraxic - worried about relationshi

I know I am a right one to talk expertly about relationships when I have never had one but speaking as an observer I don't think dyspraxia really has that much of an impact on your level of success or failure. I think most of our failure to attract the opposite sex comes down to our own lack of conf...
by WTCCFan
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Lack of friends
Replies: 44
Views: 12951

Re: Lack of friends

I think most of the people I have known through my life are aquaintances. That mostly due to the fact I think as a person, not because of my dyspraxic tendencies, I find it hard to make friends. Take that plunge and just brazenly walk up to someone and get to know them. I am a very withdrawn anyway ...
by WTCCFan
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Trouble Feeling the Pedals?
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: Trouble Feeling the Pedals?

I have drove in trainers with a good tread and I have felt a whole load of issues. I too found general contol and sensitivity of the pedals hard but I think it is almost as if the tread creates resistance. It is as if the tread sticks the trainers to the pedals. I wear trainers but they have no trea...
by WTCCFan
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Instructor
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

Re: Instructor

That makes me soooo bloody angry!! Who is this cad! :@ :evil: How DARE he insult, demean and demoralise you like that! Whoever you have he ain't an instructor. Independent is he? He is meant to up your confidence. Maybe that is why your failing. You have even said stuff that makes me think your lack...
by WTCCFan
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: any help me about chatting 2 women
Replies: 25
Views: 2180

Re: any help me about chatting 2 women

Not been on in ages. Had other stuff. Nice to be back on a forum I feel where many will understand me. # a smile always helps. # maybe try some sort of compliment like you're looking pretty today- can work off complete strangers or guys i know vaguely. # if you meet them in a bar or coffee shop try ...