Since becoming aware of my autism, I was finally able to piece the bits and pieces of my life and explained my struggles. Armed with that knowledge, I was confident that things will improve and I would be more productive because I am now aware of my strengths and limitations to avoid repeating the same […]
This is an darkly honest and heart written post by Lin, and is a remarkably good read. I can relate to so much of what she is referring to here, and understanding the struggles connected with the hidden autism/Asperger’s that many people refuse to take into consideration and especially and more so employers.
I have been victimised by employers and even recruiters – when asked if l should display l have Asperger’s on my Cv or during the interview process they have said no, but to not NOT tell the employer but only in so far if offered the job. By which time my natural moral code steps in and asks, ‘Is this therefore not a falsehood?’ They answer no. When l ask of them if they are on the spectrum to their knowledge and they look at me and say NO, what difference does that make? I answer it makes for a big difference because how the fuck would you know how l feel about not being honest with an employer and how much it fucks up my moral sense of right and wrong to blatantly lie in an interview and CV to only then IF offered the job to say ‘Oh by the way, is this important??’
It’s a pity that Lin has comments turned off on her blog, because this is a powerful post that could and would warrant comment and interaction.
Pop along, read and opinionise yourself – but in my eyes, this is an excellent article.