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Sacked for having Asperger's Syndrome

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Former Employee - Hpc Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Hpc Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

The majority of the staff are great...

Cons

...however there are some that aren't so nice that really shouldn't be working there. For example one of them said that he sacked me because "I would not fit in" - exactly the problem that those with Asperger's Syndrome have.

Advice to Management

Please reinstate me.

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  1. Great insight into the charity sector with the one of the UK's most recognisable charity

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    Former Intern - Corporate Parnerships Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Corporate Parnerships Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cancer Research UK as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Interesting work in Corporate Partnerships to work with top companies linked to the Cancer Research UK
    - Friendly working environment - open-plan concept, great location at Angel building
    - Good facilities: cafeteria
    - Chance to contribute to charity through volunteering
    - Good working hours
    - Great support for Interns

    Cons

    - Large organisation structure - can sometimes lead to less challenging jobs being asked to be done
    - Sometimes some of those who worked there lacked the interest to get involved in the charity activities

  2. Volunteering in a shop, started at 15, gained valuable skills and learned responsibility

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK

    Pros

    Will take younger volunteers
    Earn responsibility and job experience
    Friendly working environment in shops
    There was a relaxed environment
    Good communication between levels

    Cons

    None other than that under 16s aren't allowed to work the tills for legal reasons.

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