Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

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Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Magic_Lemur » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:12 pm

I know this has been partly covered before (e.g. by 'What sort of Jobs do you guys have?') but I thought it deserved it's own thread.

As a dyspraxic: what is the job you'd most like to do & feel happiest in? What fits a dyspraxics clumsiness, yet natural creativity & what do y'all dream of doing?

Personally, I'd love to work in a group of script-writers (like the ones who wrote 'Lost') & contribute ideas & scenes to a movie/ TV show, as then the chaos of ideas that comes from our constant daydreaming would prove directly useful. :D

Failing that, I'd love to be a stand-up comic in the mould of Bill Hicks or Lee Evans, as I think Dyspraxics have an unusual perspective on reality.

Anyone else got any ideas? =P~
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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Grackle » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 am

I think that the job that I have is fairly dyspraxia friendly. I'm a librarian in a university library. I work a lot with organizing information and I love it. I don't do a lot of public service which suits me well. I love doing research and learning random bits of information.

My even better job would be doing research from home for a writer or something like that :banana:.

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Magic_Lemur » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:17 pm

Hmm - Librarian - hadn't thought of that. I find I am quite anal, like collecting books &, like you say "I love... learning random bits of information."

Thanks for your ideas... :D
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When walking thru the jungle,..
He never fears tigers
as there's no place to sink his claws,...

This is the fulfilled person of the Tao
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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Brad » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:34 pm

I'm also a librarian in a university library.

Doesn't always suit me as a lot of it is nothing to do with books. Invoicing and spreadsheets, number crunching. Not me.

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Osymandus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:58 pm

Librarian or Museum curator would be nice :D

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Post by SirDaveofDanger » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:57 pm

Social Carer working with mild/moderate learning disabilities is pretty alright to do (it took me a while to get a routine together, but now I basically know what to expect to do when I get into work). At the moment i'm considering the route I want to take my career (basically I can go with generic, mental health [which I suspect I will go for due to the amount of my friends/my missus having issues] and something else which has escaped my mind at the moment)

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Daniel » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:44 pm

I work in the public sector which I find provides very good support for dyspraxic issues. Unfortunately much of the public sector is set to shrink and isn't recruitment externally at present, which makes it tricky for others to join.

My job's office-based, and is in a specialist area that supports the building up of skill sets. There's not much in the presentations, which I'd feel is a weak area, although I've also had training in this area which has bolstered my confidence.

Unlike a previous poster I'd never consider being a stand-up comedian as I find thinking quickly on my feet to be a real weakness and I'd never be able to remember material due to my awful memory.

From experience I'd never again want to do a customer-facing role as although it seems to be all problems and strife. I'm very good at problem-solving, but in areas where I can spending time to analyse an issue, not having some aggrieved and unreasonable person on the other end of the phone.

What jobs have others found worked or didn't work for them?

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Post by agsiul » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:27 pm

I'm a teacher and ironically since it is a public sector job you'd think there would be support. I work in learning support which actually works for me but mainstream definately does not. I don't know how long I'll be able to stay in learning support. I found mainstream really stressful. There is so much to deal with. Whenever people would ask what I'd do if I won I'd say I wanted to get a 9 to 5 job because I would know that when I'd be leaving work that I would actually be leaving work.

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Grackle » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:02 pm

Brad wrote:I'm also a librarian in a university library.

Doesn't always suit me as a lot of it is nothing to do with books. Invoicing and spreadsheets, number crunching. Not me.
Brad, I seem to be lucky enough to not be in the same area of librarianship as you so I don't do any invoicing or math. I do a lot of archival work so I get to root through people's private papers and also spend a lot of time working with databases and other fun computer programs.

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Philip » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:39 pm

My last job I had from September 2010 to December 2010 was dyspraxic friendly for myself entering data into the database.

Also a massive plus point for no telephone work for our team (just the team leaders sorting out the problems with the paperwork) and communication was not a big issue, since any problems we had the team leaders were all easy to talk to.

All my work has come through employment agencies short term contracts (between 9 days and 3 months)

My dream job if I had the confident to work in and if the city was more touristy and that is to work in a tourist shop selling gifts ec.

Possibly work in a library

However I feel because of my speech and not being confident I feel face to face with customers, will probably stress me out.
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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by agsiul » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:51 pm

I'd love to do something relating to travel. what I'd really like to do would be a cultural officer for the deparment of education where I would be touring around the country teaching children about the cultures of other countries, researching the cultures of other countries, putting together material for schools that they could use, etc. Of course such a job does not exist :-({|= .....if anyone ever hears of one let me know! :grin:

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Magic_Lemur » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:55 pm

agsiul wrote:I'd love to do something relating to travel. what I'd really like to do would be a cultural officer for the deparment of education where I would be touring around the country teaching children about the cultures of other countries, researching the cultures of other countries, putting together material for schools that they could use, etc. Of course such a job does not exist :-({|= .....if anyone ever hears of one let me know! :grin:
You could do it - it could be like being one of Jesus' Apostles - with just the shirt on your back & the knowledge in your head to live by.

Takes guts though, and at what point does a traveller/teacher become a bum? I also think relationships / student debt stop such dreams becoming reality.

Still, is good to dream... :D
"But only 1 in 10 survives all danger.
When walking thru the jungle,..
He never fears tigers
as there's no place to sink his claws,...

This is the fulfilled person of the Tao
who has no mortal spot."


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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by agsiul » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:15 pm

Makes it difficult when you have bills to pay like a mortgage, health insurance, etc. more pie in the sky at the minute unless I win the lotto.

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by Magic_Lemur » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:55 pm

Worked for Francis of Assisi, but I know what you mean :)
"But only 1 in 10 survives all danger.
When walking thru the jungle,..
He never fears tigers
as there's no place to sink his claws,...

This is the fulfilled person of the Tao
who has no mortal spot."


Tao Te Ching Verse 50

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Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

Post by agsiul » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:11 pm

Can't wear wool and really not keen on living with animals!

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