Hey guys and gals! I need some help. I’m struggling to keep my job. I was transferred to a new role on a new team about seven months ago and I’m not meeting deadlines or keeping up with the amount of assignments I need to. In addition my quality of work is not up to par. I cannot tell you how much I hate this. What I’ve discovered through the years - and what this confirms - is that I take longer than most people to learn things. I’m very smart. No learning disabilities that I’m aware of. But I have a hard time grasping abstract concepts. I also have a hard time generalizing them and applying them to other situations. I’m a writer, So if my boss says, “Hey write this in a more emotional and persuasive tone,” I can’t picture what that would look like unless someone sits down and gives me examples and explains it. I need to ask questions and really process it. And then actually thinking through it and making the project happen on my own takes longer than most people. Like a lot longer. Sometimes I just can’t think of how to do it or another way to say something. I’m very frustrated because I think I’m about to be in jeopardy of losing my job and I’m not sure how to fix the situation. I know I have OCD but I feel like there may be something else going on. Does this sound like an OCD issue? Does anyone else experience these types of problems?
Thanks for your help!