Workplace accomodations for ADD

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    • #196037
      confusednarwhal
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      My husband has ADD and he does great at his jobs, but after about a year of being in a job, he struggles to stay motivated and gets depressed. We’ve been married 7 years and he’s had at least 4 jobs, though each one he’s left of his own accord and gotten a better job in the process. He also struggles to fall asleep at a reasonable hour (every time he tries, his body keeps him up) and his job is now hammering in on him being signed in by 9am. He’s done well in workplaces that are more flexible about when you do your work. We’re trying to figure out if this is a situation where small accommodations would help, or if he should look for a new job. Does anyone have experiences with getting work accommodations for ADD? Or helping a spouse stay in one workplace?

    • #196444
      twithat
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      What kind of work does he do?

    • #196450
      Gazettechan
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      I think it really depends on his job. If you tell us, I think we can help.

    • #196482
      confusednarwhal
      Participant

      He’s a fully remote computer programmer

    • #196557
      Rose
      Participant

      Perhaps a more creative role that is continuously evolving would keep your spouse more engaged and lead to a longer term commitment. I have a second job as a consultant that provides a lot of flexibility and theres always new projects so the novelty helps.

    • #196572
      confusednarwhal
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      Good point!

    • #196727
      CharlieC
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      Hey, I was in a similar boat working at a top tech company (remotely) and was fired, only to end up at a smaller, early-stage startup that was more accommodating.

      This has caused a huge increase in quality of life for me!

      I get up later, don’t have to rush in the mornings, and get work done at strange times, but they don’t care as at the end of the day I’m doing good work.

    • #196779
      confusednarwhal
      Participant

      That’s exactly what he needs! Glad to hear you found it!

    • #196796
      Dr. Eric
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      I find that awareness of my diagnosis gets me more than any accommodation.
      This is mainly due to the fact that I work under legally mandates timelines.
      So, any of the common accommodations would be considered “unreasonable” and grounds for finding me unfit for the position.

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