LJ and employers

I have this classic problem – because I want to talk about whatever’s on my mind in LJ, without having to hide it behind a friends tag, but there’s always the worry – especially when talking about how I was a drug addict for two years, or how I was a recreational drug user for a long time before that and may be again, or about the two mental disorders I have (ADD and bipolar).. there’s this concern that if any of these things became known, I wouldn’t be employable. One of them has already made me uninsurable, health-insurance wise. On the other hand, there’s this part of me that resents that I have to hide anything about myself. And part of me also suspects that everyone has a few skeletons rattling around in their closets.

I happen to think that I’m really good at systems integration. I’m not the best programmer in the world, but I’m not bad. I’m not the best EE geek in the world, but I can find my way around a PCB and I’m handy with a digital scope, and I know a fair amount about audio, and more than anyone should about rechargable batteries, and I learn new languages fast. I think that my strengths oughtweigh my skeletons – but I still worry.

One Response to “LJ and employers”

  1. anonymous Says:

    If I don’t keep my online identities seperated well enough my employer will gut me and leave me to be picked apart by scavangers… After beating me half to death… This is the new world. 😉

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