David R. Wilkowske
The Chronic Job Hopper

"I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!”  This is David Wilkowske’s battle cry after holding over 63 jobs since age nine. David has chronicled his misadventures in a delightful new book, “The Chronic Job Hopper.”  “With a resume that looks more like a shopping list than a real vita, David writes, “I have managed to land, lose or ditch more than 58 jobs in 37 years, with no career security or pension to show for it.”  Some of the many varied positions he has held include pea-reaper driver, landscaper, telemarketer, computer programmer, substitute teacher and truck driver.

But, David is not looking for sympathy. He is seeking to educate job-hoppers and holders alike in recognizing how ADHD has played an integral part in his active working life.

After graduating from Morristown High School in 1977, Dave Wilkowske entered the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in horticulture and business. For the next ten years, he worked in the horticultural field as a landscaper and nurseryman. In 1995, he completed DePaul University’s Computer Career Program in Chicago and launched a new career as a computer programmer and systems analyst.

Over the next six years, David worked for TruServ Corporation, IBM Global Services, CNA Insurance and Allied Van Lines. In October 2001, a month after 9/11, he was laid off from Allied Van Lines due to the economic turndown. Since then, David has had a roller coaster ride of dead-end jobs.

In 2004, David was diagnosed with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, which he believes he has suffered from his entire life. Despite organizational and cognitive challenges, David went on to write “The Chronic Job Hopper” in order to help others who were facing similar circumstances, but did not know why they were not able to stay with the same company or job for very long.

By recognizing the signs of ADHD: social immaturity, sleeping disorders, the inability to focus, short term memory dysfunction, and more, David shows readers how to manage these problems.  

In ‘”The Chronic Job Hopper,” David pulls down the curtain on the mythical American dream and reveals a jungle of wrong turns, lions and bloodthirsty insects. Wilkowske’s life story is a riveting and insightful portrait of the American workplace, penned from a first person perspective that readers will really be able to relate to. He deftly recounts his work experiences against a backdrop of American history and culture from the 1960’s until the present era.

Kirkus Discoveries has called the book, “Inspirational and informative. A must-read for those seeking, but rarely finding, contentment at work or at home.”

“The Chronic Job Hopper” is available in paperback for $19.95 and in hardcover for $29.95. To order a sample copy or to request more information, write to David R. Wilkowske, PO Box 64, Demopolis, AL 36732.

You can also order and get additional information at David’s web site http://www.tcjobhopper.com  David also has a special gift for web site visitors, a Free ADHD Self-Test that you can download to discover if you or any family member may have ADHD.