I'm posting to this thread because it has become "my" thread in many ways.
I have Autism. It's something I've disclosed on the forum before. "Okay, that's nice" you might think.
What it does mean is that my brain does not work the same as your brain does.
I am in a program called the Aspergers Job Readiness Program. One of the things we learn is that what we do and say can be interpreted in different ways. That a good employer will give us the benefit of the doubt.
I have found a job with a good employer. I start Monday.
Why am I posting here?
A few weeks ago I was accused by the admin of these forums of trolling him personally. I insisted this was not the case. He refused to answer. I contacted some of the admin's assistants, and they PMed the admin. He still refuses to answer.
One of the things we learn is that there are people out there who will always view you as 'defective'. That if you do something "wrong" and explain you are sorry, you did not know, you have autism and do not understand social queues, that these people will think you are either a liar, or, you are "stupid", IE, defective.
It seems the admin feels I am defective.
I've therefore decided to not return to this place. I can come here for free and be disliked by the admin, or, I can go to work with people who will give me money to be there who actually appreciate me for who I am.
I've chosen the latter.