Rich Marlow
9 months ago
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Lost....

My years in the service almost broke me. The only way I have come to hold a job at all is by working at nights just so I can avoid almost all people. I don't like going out and doing stuff and it is hard to get my head on straight to even manage a trip to a store or even to my VA appointments. The only time I feel okay in the slightest is locked away in my home. What kind of jobs would be good for me to do? Can anyone help? I really need this.

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Brittaney Gresham
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As a veteran I understand. I believe what you need to prioritize is working with the VA and other veteran based programs to help you through this. Being in the service is different than being in civilian employment. The attitude is just different. Sometimes people come out of the service broken, physically or mentally and sometimes both. But, you will spend more more time in the civilian world than you will in the military service. So, working through these issues is a must. You can do it.

If you are looking for a more solo job, consider trucking. Look at getting into Troops into Transportation. As long as you have your post 9-11 or Montgomery, a clean record including driving and are willing to dedicate a month to training, you should qualify.

You are always going to have to deal with people. But with Trucking you’ll be mostly solo except for the on the job training period and then the interactions with people when you are hooking up and dropping off.

You might also want to look into getting a service dog. Having a SD might help to reduce the anger and anxiety associated with dealing with people who at times, just don’t get it.

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Jason Barretta
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Look into medical billing or medical transcription. Both are typically WFH jobs and require little or no interaction with people. A friend of mine did transcription for years and loved it.

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Lee Williams
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Parking attend

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Richard Flynn
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Thank you for your service to the county. Truck drivers as a profession are a very old average age. Very good future in driving.

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Richard Tususian
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For years I sold items on ebay and amazon. For an introvert like me it was perfect, I very very RARELY spoke to anyone, just got payment for the item, shipped it, and left a comment online. No human contact at all. There are other LEGITIMATE work at home jobs available. My friend used to do typing for a hospital at home.

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Mark Jorges
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Richard, have you sought out Mental Health Counseling from the VA? I would HIGHLY encourage you to seek help for your social anxiety and service-connected trauma. Once you have coping mechanisms and/or medication, things will gradually get better. For now, I think getting the Mental Health taken care of should be paramount!

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David Burns
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Well brother, look into drop shipping it's from your home all you have to do is be handy on your computer. Theres many jobs online out there that way you wont have to be in the public. At the least my prayers are with you.

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Dave Beale
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Well someone may have already suggested this, but i would seek some Pastoral counseling and someone to pray for and with you! And maybe a chaplain at the V.A. if nothing else. But either way you are at least now on my own prayer list. Also, there is a website called liveops.com, where you are basically working from home as a type of call center rep, answering customer questions depending on which type of business/industry you choose from what they have available. Anyway just a suggestion...

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Chris Parsons
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Do your laundry.

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Dave Beale
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Also Mcdonald's has 3rd shift maintenance positions where all you are doing is cleaning, and working by yourself as far as i know?

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