Justin Interview: Challenges
This is a video interview with Justin, discussing his challenges in the workplace and the hiring process. Below the video is a transcript for those who would prefer just to read the interview.
Edited for clarity.
And that's beautiful. So we're talking about employment here. So we're going to keep our answers focused on employment, not too much of just kind of general life. But, what I want to ask you are, what are challenges your identities have had with you being able to get and retain employment?
Okay. I found the challenges as an entrepreneurial work-wise, is that one, I, I didn't really conform to what I think business society wanted me to conform to. And by that, I mean that, you know, I would go in the office and I was, I was always dressed in my work clothing. And at times, going into a real estate office as a handyman, you need to be dressed more proper. I also had more of expectations and I think it was my fault of expecting business to remember me and I don't have to market myself. It's more that they should remember me. And I know that business-wise, that that did affect me. In retaining jobs, I handled myself, well, I handle myself professionally but I just didn't market myself out there well enough. And, and I know that I suffered from that and that does have to do with my, my personality, how I identify as being on the spectrum. I didn't want to conform to what I thought. I thought I knew the way to get business done.