Friday, October 9, 2009

RAD employment

Bear has been applying for jobs since he was 15. He is now 17. He cannot get past the interview. Last night he had a phone interview with Amigos. He was in his room on the phone and during part of it I went in the bathroom next to his room and listened. The guy must have been asking him a lot of questions. Bear HATES questions. I could hear the tension and annoyance in his answers. It became stronger with each question. Of all things, he was being asked about how he would handle disagreements with coworkers. He gave ok answers but they were not happy answers. I'm guessing this fast food place will not be calling back.

We have role played interviews but it does not seem to help at all. He wanted to go into the military but I am not sure he can stay off his meds long enough to be able to pass pre algebra. Plus there is the whole psych evaluation. According to his current psychologist he has some pretty strong PTSD symptoms that he believes will keep him out.

I talked with Bear about this the other day and told him he needs to keep his options open. His response was "I can't get a job in this town!" Thankfully he is in the schools vo tech program that will help guide him as he prepares to graduate next year.

We have to have faith as our kids get older that there is a plan for them. I don't know what lies ahead for Bear. He does not trust God because he does not trust anyone. But I trust God to take care of those who have such deep emotional/mental issues. I have too.


peggysue said...

Hang in there, you're doing a fine job. I feel sorry that he has been trying for so long to find a job and it doesn't happen for him . . .how frustrating that would be, regardless of the reason.

Unspeakable Joy said...

oh that's tough! i'm lucky mine are smaller, cause neither could do well right now either. will pray here!