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DS has got a permanent job at last! Whoop!

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GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 19:13:31

2012 has been a terrible year for my family with a number of horrible things happening. Earlier in the year, DS went for a job interview, quite a few of you posted in support, but he didn't get it.

Today he did!

We are totally thrilled and so is he. DS is in his early twenties and has learning difficulties and ASD. Apparently, some of the staff at his new place of work also have relatives with ASD and they have decided to take him and and help him to ease into the job. So he will start with shorter hours and then build up as his skills and confidence grows. We are amazed that a workplace is prepared to do this in the current climate!

Ilovecake1 Tue 04-Dec-12 19:15:58

That is brilliant news...well done!

Milliways Tue 04-Dec-12 19:16:59

Wow, well done to your DS smile

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 04-Dec-12 19:17:52


Congratulations to him.

colditz Tue 04-Dec-12 19:20:50

This post gives me the warm melties

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 19:22:43

Thankssmile I hope it gives people with younger children some encouragement. When DS was little, we were told he might never learn how to walk, talk or read or write. He can do all of those things and more.

He has spent the evening ringing up everyone that he knows with the good news.

Mind you, he is now outside making sure that his Dad has locked the car by testing every door three times exactly! grin

helpyourself Tue 04-Dec-12 19:23:00

grin fantastic news.
thanks to you too!

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 19:24:52

Thanks for the flowers. Yes, it has been a very hard road at times and I am sure will continue to be. I expect we may have to support him a lot in this job as he finds new situations so stressful and then makes sure that we do too!

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 04-Dec-12 19:29:28

that is fantastic news, well done to him and you grin

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 04-Dec-12 20:10:32

That's brilliant. Gives me hope. smile What a nice bunch of people they must be.

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 20:15:57

He is now getting very excited at the thought of earning his own money smile Lots of plans for what heis going to do with it!

sneezecakesmum Tue 04-Dec-12 20:19:03

Bet it feels like christmas in your house smile

troutsprout Tue 04-Dec-12 20:23:28

Now THAT is blardy brilliant !

Ineedpigsinblankets Tue 04-Dec-12 20:26:02

Yay, well done to you and your dsgrin

chuckeyegg Tue 04-Dec-12 20:29:43

Thank you for sharing this, it gives us all hope for the future. I hope the job goes well and congratulations to your DS.


GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 20:29:58

Yes, we feel really good this evening, which is very nice because the last few months have been full of severe illness and bereavement.

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 20:31:31

He just brought me up a cup of tea with a big smile - I am very ill so have to lie in bed every evening.

StarOfLightMcKings3 Tue 04-Dec-12 20:40:56

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

mariammama Tue 04-Dec-12 20:43:08

And I bet he becomes a prize employee, it doesn't matter if you take a bit longer to learn the job when you can display other strengths. Which he'll do by showing that he works hard, performs reliably and never takes a dodgy sickie grin

DorsetKnob Tue 04-Dec-12 20:43:13

What an amazing company and congratulations to your DS.

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Tue 04-Dec-12 20:44:52

Thanks again everyone. He is now smiling because of all your kind posts smile

Badvocsanta Tue 04-Dec-12 20:53:13

Many congrats.
Well done!

pinkorkid Tue 04-Dec-12 21:36:13

Really pleased for you and congratulations to your ds - and you're right that it does give hope to those of us with younger dcs.

justcoping Tue 04-Dec-12 21:41:25

Thanks for sharing this. Means a lot to hear such positive stories as it gives us some hope for future. Congratulations to your son and to you. Enjoy this precious moment.

schoolangst Tue 04-Dec-12 21:47:15

smilesmilesmilesmilesmile Great news

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