What are some decent part time jobs for a high functioning autistic 64 year old with brain damage?

Hello. Here's the story. About 9 to 10 years ago, my dad was in a very bad motorcycle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury among other injuries. After about 1 to 3 years(I don't remember the exact amount of time) of recovery he tried to go back to work at the hospital. He worked on networking and computers and was very good at it. He's also a high functioning autistic. Unfortunately he could no longer handle the stress and has to quit and ever since then we have been living on Social Security money. It was a large cut in pay but we were able to get by. Now the money is getting real tight and he has to get a job soon. He wants to be a firearm instructor(which payed even more than his old hospital job) but he needs more money to complete his training(and of course to help us get by). He's in much better shape than he was when he tried to go back to work all those years ago but he still can't handle stress like he used too. He's still very good at computers and networking too. With that said, what are some part time jobs he can apple for? Hell, does he even still have a chance of getting any job? He prefers to work at home by the way. He's been looking for a job for the past few months.

3 Answers

  • Ti
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Forget about working from home.

    Forget about being a firearms instructor.

    If it has been several years since he worked with computers, forget that, too unless he gets some more training to update his skills.

    What about night stocker at Walmart?

  • 1 year ago

    He is not going to get work around firearms if he cannot handle stress and neither should he.  His computer skills are very dated at this point.  He would need to retrain which he could do with something like a 12 week course.

    But here is a novel idea.  If Dad is 64, you children must all be working and productive adults by now.  Why not get your heads together and come up with a solution?  I can think of two off the bat; pay for his training or give him a little extra money to live on.

  • 1 year ago

    64 year old with a questionable work history doesn't get to work from home, so forget about that.  

    Without knowing more about him, there are tons of jobs...but it sounds like he is only trained for networking...so he gets an entry level job just like the next person without any specific skills or training.  

    Sorry, that's his reality now...take whatever he can get. 

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