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Old 12-20-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Job longevity issues not related to being let go

I wonder if anyone else has these issues Iíve had the hardest time keeping jobs all my life with my longest tenure being about a year and a half. Most of my working years my adhd wasnít truly treated however I was self medicating during that year and a half I was on lamictal and Wellbutrin because they thought I was bipolar exercising regularly had no wife or child or real outside stress and I still left. My issue is not related to performance or being let go in fact except for one weird situation Iíve never been let go from a single job and as sad as it is to admit Iíve lost count of my jobs but know itís north of 18 different jobs.

I always seem to start out motivated and positive then typically it drains out I lose all motivation and start having these feelings of I have to leave and go somewhere else etc and I keep trying to force myself to stay then I usually start calling out and then usually the situation speeds up very rapidly to where I either put in notice and donít complete notice and quit or on the worst times just call out and say I quit. Kind of depends but no matter the situation it feels almost like an impossible to stop compulsion for me.

This current job seems to have only gone on so long due to my adderall because any time I donít have it I almost quit but I can feel the expiration date for this job approaching.

Most days I have no motivation and the only reason I make it is the adderall once it wears off around 2 I donít want to do anything for the rest of the day itís terrible.

I donít think like mentioned all over the place I have the fear of failure and typically in all the jobs Iím usually exceeding standards so I donít think itís quitting before I get fired. I do think I might get burnt out but I donít know why

How do you keep a job?? Nothing can seem to stop me from quitting not even knowing I have a family and daughter to support itís sad and very frustrating because obviously I canít keep this up forever my resume is now starting to have serious issues because of how long Iíve been in the workforce with no serious experience anywhere.

Iíve tried many different industries and job types and nothing seems to stick.
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Default Re: Job longevity issues not related to being let go

Hey @Adhdandthensome are you or have you taken adhd meds specifically? Do you see a P-doc regularly?
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I wonder if anyone else has these issues Iíve had the hardest time keeping jobs all my life with my longest tenure being about a year and a half. Most of my working years my adhd wasnít truly treated however I was self medicating during that year and a half I was on lamictal and Wellbutrin because they thought I was bipolar exercising regularly had no wife or child or real outside stress and I still left. My issue is not related to performance or being let go in fact except for one weird situation Iíve never been let go from a single job and as sad as it is to admit Iíve lost count of my jobs but know itís north of 18 different jobs.

I always seem to start out motivated and positive then typically it drains out I lose all motivation and start having these feelings of I have to leave and go somewhere else etc and I keep trying to force myself to stay then I usually start calling out and then usually the situation speeds up very rapidly to where I either put in notice and donít complete notice and quit or on the worst times just call out and say I quit. Kind of depends but no matter the situation it feels almost like an impossible to stop compulsion for me.

This current job seems to have only gone on so long due to my adderall because any time I donít have it I almost quit but I can feel the expiration date for this job approaching.

Most days I have no motivation and the only reason I make it is the adderall once it wears off around 2 I donít want to do anything for the rest of the day itís terrible.

I donít think like mentioned all over the place I have the fear of failure and typically in all the jobs Iím usually exceeding standards so I donít think itís quitting before I get fired. I do think I might get burnt out but I donít know why

How do you keep a job?? Nothing can seem to stop me from quitting not even knowing I have a family and daughter to support itís sad and very frustrating because obviously I canít keep this up forever my resume is now starting to have serious issues because of how long Iíve been in the workforce with no serious experience anywhere.

Iíve tried many different industries and job types and nothing seems to stick.
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Hey @Adhdandthensome are you or have you taken adhd meds specifically? Do you see a P-doc regularly?



I have off and on seen a pdoc and therapist regularly depending if I had health insurance or not currently I donít have health insurance so I havenít been in a while.

Iíve been on strattera and it didnít work then there was another I donít remember. Other than that the first adhd med I tried was adderall xr and thatís what I currently have and have been taking regularly to keep my job though unfortunately lower levels than I should the xr seems to drop off in about 6 hours for me so when I had health insurance I was on 20mg xr twice a day.

Iím just trying to figure out how to keep a job and of course if maybe my job issues may be just the wrong job though other people can keep jobs theyíre not interested in long term so Iím not sure what my problem is
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