6 posts • joined Tuesday 15th April 2008 18:27 GMT
Re: Stress? I'll tell you what stress is!
Awesome story! For an NT a best mans speech is a major stress event, so as an aspie you must've nearly exploded. You are brilliant.
Re: Great article
See my earlier post. Many see aspergers as a positive. A great number of exceptionally talented people have aspergers. I have met some. I am not a doctor, but my advice would be to learn about it and find & focus on the positives.
Re: Where are you based?
Exactly the same (or worse) in Milton Keynes.
Excellent article. I think HRs political correctness was misguided.
There are many aspies in IT, esp. programming, as you mentioned, it is generally a safer place where you can immerse yourself and concentrate with less disturbances than other service jobs. I have met a few people who certainly have the traits, so I would not be surprised if they are on the spectrum. Without exception, they are exceptional and very talented. Highly intelligent and very fair. Of course, their social skills are not great.
I read a book, The Complete Gulde to Aspergers, which is a very good, yet complex book by Tony Attwood. Interestingly, he said that when he first diagnoses an aspie, he says congratulations. Aspies are typically far more talented that NTs.
Good luck to them
Well, as someone who just spent 2 hours rewriting some code that it took some Indians 2 days to write really badly, I can say that CSC as likely to be burnt. If they are outsourcing software development to India, good luck to them!
O2 Don't like me
Well I have been battling for 3 weeks to get my phone (Orbit2) upped from 128K to HSDPA speeds. I have had around 10 calls with O2 and they have called me back numerous times to say "your provisioning is being upped from 5 to 6 and will be active in the next 72 hours". It seems customer services does not speak to the network services department, or more like the network department ignores customer services emails. I pay £35/month and nothing has happened, except I've hung on the phone for 30 minutes at a time. It's like the old days of NTL-Hell. If I could return my phone and shift to Vodaphone I'd do it tomorrow. O2 are not good enough for data.
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