Anybody else feel this way, it's starting to worry me... I always get really bad anxiety about six months into having a job and quit. I just don't like dealing with a lot of people when I work. I'd rather have a job where I can just keep to myself... unfortunately, my experience doesn't allow for a job like that. Anybody else hate going into work everyday due to mindless interactions with people?
I think a regular job is one of the most hostile environment for people with this disorder. I am 31, I had maybe 10 jobs or more in this life and I have suffered a lot in any one of them. The reason why this environment is so hostile may be because it is a place where your condition is not going to be accepted even if you were courageous enough to expose. I maybe wrong, but for me, if an sufferer disclose it in an interview or even after being employed, your are done! What kind of company would accept an employee knowing about his condition? Difficult to imagine one.
And I think we are very conscious of it which makes us to spend a strong effort to hide at all costs, which makes the thing even worse. That's how I felt in all my past employment experiences.
In my case, besides the weight of social anxiety, I had to deal with the additional weight of a constant guilt of being a 24/7 lier.
Until I finally accept that regular jobs are not made for SA sufferers and SA sufferers are not made for regular jobs and stop insisting in this path and decided to focus in my treatment with the help of my family and at the same time, dedicating myself to alternative solutions which a phobic person can deal with, like online translation services.
Of course I am not suggesting this kind of solution would fit everyone's needs.