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MAN WITH AUTISM STRESS AS PARENTS ARE HIGHFLYERS, CONVERSATION NEVER FITS

37M autistic, full-time employment, not making “good money” living with my parents.

Every time I come home it is the same conversation Me “Hi!!” Them “Hi, welcome home, how was work/your day?” Me “Fine, how was yours?” Them “good” They tell me sometimes what they did but not always and we carry on.

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Dad is 68, mom is almost 60, and every conversation we ever have about my job, always ends up the same way, either them gaslighting me, shoving the fact that they have over 80 years combined experience in an office environment blah blah blah… One was/is a lawyer, the other was in HR Both retired. Every conversation is always meet with Above and beyond Anti quiet quitting Boomer generation/boomer advice

None of them has done the jobs I have done Door to door salesman Stagehand/labourer, Outgoing Call centre operator and Facilities Assistant (4 years ongoing/current) I don’t work with clients, I don’t have long hours, I don’t have a long commute, I don’t have helicopter monitoring, I don’t wear a suit and tie ever, I don’t have a briefcase, and when I’m not working I am either doom scrolling Twitter, watching tv shows/movies or wasting time.

I have tasks to do throughout the day, but I make sure they are done on time, are done well, properly, efficiently, and to the best of my ability, then I wait a few hours and then do them again, like a security guard, I waste time, do my scheduled shift, then go back to the guard tower.

If anything they give me advice to jobs, I will never have, they know what I do, and they know what my job is, but the advice is always wrong and never current/relevant to what I do.

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I can only have conversations with people who have done my kind of jobs.

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