The headline splashed across the newspapers read….
Autistic Man denied work experience with major TV network
And that’s the reality of the situation.
My autism is not what my ability to work in television should be based on. But in truth it is.
I AM BEING JUDGED.
My skill set and the fact that I have a uni degree don’t come into the equation.
I am being cast aside, hoping that I’ll no longer pursue the contact in Melbourne.
Who told me that she would have to
“Speak with the directors about this and hold a meeting” This was in Jan. It’s now March.
I got my DES job consultant to email her, she said that the people that she needed to converse with still aren’t in the office, her reply was short and sweet and curt.
I am beginning to wonder if she’s even raised the issue at all?
After all this network promotes its diversity by advertising positions on the careers part of its website for Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islanders.
So why are the disability community left out in the cold?
I have a lot to offer a company, I have the skills but I am lacking in being given a chance.
All I asked for was to get some work experience with a public broadcaster, you’d think that I was asking them to find a cure for incurable diseases.
Why are they scared?
If they don’t want me then why not just say instead of stringing me along?
I don’t want to be in receipt of benefits forever.
I even offered $10,000 (via my job agency) for someone to mentor me but to no avail.
THAT WAS A SERIOUS OFFER
IT’S AS EASY AS ABC PEOPLE JUST HIRE ME AND GIVE ME A CHANCE IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?