Many of you on this forum may remember that I started a new job in April and I've been having problems, been off sick with stress, been back to work and now new problems.
At a formal meeting a couple of weeks ago I was given a second chance. And a formal written letter informed me that they were considering three options.
If I reached the required standards.
1. They would recommend to HR that I would be confirmed in the post.
If I didn't reach the required standards.
2. To extend my probationary period.
3. To refer my case to a formal hearing.
Today I have been officially informed that option #3 has been chosen. I am due to face a formal hearing within the next ten days.
The big incident was that I was reported for stimming on one occasion.
Is this the job you did where there was all that dodgy stuff going on with staff not following rules etc? I’ve been away from the site a little and the last time we spoke, you had had a pretty disasterous time with a job, (that you did don’t even know if it was a job), so I’m wondering, but guessing that this is maybe a different job?
p.s. just out of curiosity, how were you stimming?
I was stimming by gently bangingy head on a wall as a way of saying, 'i don't believe this'.
I made the mistake of wishing one of my clients good luck with her dental appointment as I was finishing my shift. And she went into meltdown mode.
Oh wow, same job - I wasn’t expecting that! It sounds like they’re doing you a huge favour by choosing option 3. If you can’t stim when you’re at work then it’s not a safe place for you. I still think you should sell your photos and write your life observations somewhere. I love your stories, especially the ones about the neighbours who were around when you were growing up.
Hopefully at the job review, they’ll sack you, but only if that’s what you want, of course.
Are they aware of your condition? If they are then they're really taking a risk by starting disciplinary procedures against you for being autistic.
NO. They are unaware of any of my past problems.
My employment advisor ordered me to lie and not to mention any mental or physical disabilities or problems. She instructed me to appear as 'normal' and well balanced as possible. Otherwise I would be intentionally making myself unemployable.
Get rid of the employment advisor
I'm on universal credit.
My jobcentre workcoach ordered me to attend sessions with with an employment agency, employment advisor who is contracted to the job centre. Or else I would be sanctioned.
Autism Plus are currently running a scheme to give one to one support and you can be referred by your work coach. My friend wasn’t referred and didn’t know about it so he’s going to ask for a referral.
They’re not helping me to get a job because I’m not currently looking for work, I’m coming out of a major burnout and need help to establish a daily routine. But they do help people to gain and maintain employment or they will help you discover what your ideal job would be and help you to achieve it. They will help you with whatever help you need. Speak to your advisor.
Thanks. I will look into it.
I also have a second advisor from yet a different organisation helping me.