difficult child got a job

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Fran, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    It may even have potential to be a career some day. He is working full time in the mail room at a large company. He starts with orientation on Monday. He will get benefits after 90 days. I can't wait for him to be off this SSI thing. I really hate it but it's in his best interest until he can do more for himself.

    He will have a job coach to get started. Yay!

    Now if he will not self sabotage he may be able to move forward.
  2. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Wow Fran, that's great news!
    Congratulations to difficult child, and here's hoping that the job goes well.

  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    How great Fran. Im so happy for difficult child. Working does seem to make them feel better about themselves.

    Heres to hoping everything will just fall into place for him.
  4. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Hoping the job goes well for him.......great news!
  5. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    So glad for him. I know its a relief to you. Hopefully he will be able to get with the program and not let his eccentricities interfere with his job performance.
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Great news. Wishing you and your son all the best.
  7. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Hope he does well. It's nice to have some hope once in awhile.
  8. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Thanks everyone.
    Meowbunny said it right. It's nice to have hope once in a while.
    We know his pattern so the job coach and other supports are in place. My worry is that his oppositional thinking will take over.
    All we can do is offer the supports. The rest is up to him.
  9. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    That really is great news, Fran. Please share what steps were taken to reach this opportunity with supports in place. Fingers crossed. DDD
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    Praying for forward motion!!!! Congratulations to your difficult child. I think I see a successful young man in your future!!! It sounds like a super good job, and with help/coach? Win/Win!

  11. KateM

    KateM Member

    Great news! Is this the first time he will work with a job coach? I'm always interested in hearing your news as my difficult child reminds me so much of your son. difficult child will graduate from his specialized school in June, so we are just starting now with OVR. Hope this job proves to be a good fit for your son!
  12. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Good for him, Fran! Woo hoo!
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I am so absolutely THRILLED for difficult child!!!!! :wine:


    I soooo this turns out to be an amazing career move for him.

  14. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Oh Fran that is wonderful news. :laughing: Keeping everything crossed and saying a lot of prayers for success. I completely understand the "self sabotage".. :( It is a fear of mine also. :( BUT I am learning to just appreciate every day of success. :)

    Way To Go M

  15. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    KateM, I'm putting my faith in the program. Hoping that they are able to work with difficult child and the system. The mailroom is not too public and it's not too lonely. He will do a lot of physical lifting. He is capable to do that. His challenge and goal is to be consisten and responsible. Do the best job he can and make them see the good stuff in him. The right supervisor can pull it out of him. He could move along if he proves himself.

    Coookie I'm taking your advice and just enjoying one day at a time.
  16. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Awesome Fran - that is so amazing! I am keeping all my hopes up that he finds this job unbelievable rewarding, and embraces it with all he has.

  17. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Fran -- This is AWESOME news!!!! I hope the job works out!

  18. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Fran, that is wonderful news. I hope he makes a go of it -- it sounds like a really good chance.

    Please keep us posted how he gets on.

    Love, Esther
  19. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    That's great, Fran!! Now...maybe he can hire me. ;)

    I hope the best for him.

  20. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    So glad that difficult child has found this job. I hoep it works out well.