MICROSOFT SERBIA – ANTI-AUTISTIC MICROSOFT BRANCH

Website of company / Вебсајт фирме: https://www.microsoft.com

The seat of Belgrade Office / Седиште фирме:
3rd floor,
Spanskih boraca str. 3,
Belgrade 11070
Serbia

Even Microsoft as worldwide company started Autism Hiring Program, their Belgrade office Microsoft Serbia doesn’t care about persons with autism, I’m sure it’s same for all persons with disabilities.

Мајкрософт као светска компанија покренула програм за запошљавање особа са аутизмом. Са друге стране, њихове представнике у Београду Мајкрософт Србија баш брига за особе са аутизмом, вероватно је иста прича када су све особе са инвалидитетом уопште.

My message to Microsoft Serbia and their silence / Моје писмо Мајкрософт Србији и њихово ћутање

From: Aleksandar Vuckovic <tamper1974@hotmail.rs>
Sent: 20 April 2016 10:32
To: mdcsjobs@microsoft.com
Subject: RE: Specialisterne Srbija – application Aleksandar Vuckovic

Dear representatives of Microsoft,
thank you for giving me your e-mail and let me introduce myself.
– My name is Aleksandar Vuckovic, I was born 13.04.1974 in Kragujevac.
– I finished for IT Engineer(it’s associate degree),
– During all the years, successfully I gained experience programming in Visual Studio using the Microsoft Access database.
– In addition, I know the basics of web design (HTML5 and CSS3) and programming (JS, .Net, PHP).
– Also, I have experience with the installation and administration to Microsoft and Linux systems and servers.
– Although I have 42 years, I have less than 5 years work experience.
– The longest length of work experience is three years as a system administrator in a company for technical security.
– I know English and German langauge.
Although with these qualifications should easily find a job, there is something that hinders me.

Even before elementary school, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, which belongs to the so-called autism spectrum.

During all these years, I had difficulty to fit into the environment, and as far as the school, in the beginning I had a bad marks, in high school I had a satisfactory average.
Still, I managed to get associate degree, what is a true success for people with my disease, because most autistic barely finished high school.
Later, I’ve had trouble finding a job, when I found it, but employers in the majority of cases were ruthless and got fired before the expiration of the probationary period.

Ever since I’ve never put my problem to the fore during the job, but everyone has their own destiny from which he can not escape.
I recently read an article in which the Vice President of your corporation Mary Ellen Smith, presented a program called Specialisterne, according to which Microsoft employed IT person with autism.
http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/04/03/microsoft-announces-pilot-program-to-hire-people-with-autism/#sm.0001e27nloztiffrzmg28j69if48w
http://specialisterne.com/
This program has been revived and active in 13 countries worldwide. Therefore, I have the following questions:
– I was wondering if Microsoft Serbia intends to initiate the same?
– do you there another program, which offers similar features?
– Most importantly, have you even employees with autism spectrum in Microsoft Serbia?
Since I am unemployed for almost two years, I am ready to immediately take the job, if you offer.

Best regards.

Aleksandar Vuckovic,
Information Engineering with autism
Sanska 19a/3
11000 Belgrade
Mobile: 062 / 815-21-04

From: tamper1974@hotmail.rs
To: mdcsjobs@microsoft.com
Subject: Specialisterne Srbija – prijava Aleksandar Vuckovic
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:27:36 +0100

Postovani predstavnici Microsofta,
zahvaljujem na e-mailu, koji ste mi dali i koristim priliku da se predstavim.
– Moje ime je Aleksandar Vučković, rođen sam 13.04.1974 u Kragujevcu.
– Završio sam za inženjera informatike VI stepen,
– Tokom godina uspešno sam stekao iskustvo programirajući u Visual Studiju, koristeći Microsoft Access bazu.
– Pored toga, poznajem osnove web dizajna (HTML5 i CSS3) i programiranja (JS, .Net, PHP).
– Isto tako, imam iskustvo sa instalacijom i administracijom kako Microsoft, tako Linux sistema i servera.
– Iako imam 42 godine, imam manje od 5 godina upisanih u radnu knjižicu.
– Najduži staž je 3 godine koji sam stekao radeći kao sistem administratora u jednoj firmi za tehničko obezbeđenje.
– Pored engleskog jezika, koji mi je na naprednom nivou, poznajem i nemački jezik.
Iako bi sa ovim kvalifikacijama trebao da lako nađem posao, postoji nešto što me ometa.

Još pre polaska u osnovnu školu, meni je dijagnostifikovan Aspergerov sindrom, koji spada u bolesti tzv. spektra autizma.

Tokom svih godina, imao sam poteškoća da se uklopim u okolinu, a što se tiče škole, u početku sam imao loše ocene,
da bi tek u srednjoj školi imao zadovoljavajući prosek.
Ipak uspeo sam da završim višu školu, što je za ljude sa mojim oboljenjem uspeh, jer većina autističara jedva završi srednju školu.
Kasnije, dosta sam imao problema da nađem posao, odnosno nalazio sam ga, ali su poslodavci u većini slučajeva bili nemilosrdni i dobio sam otkaz pre isteka probnog rada.

Sve od sada nikad nisam stavljao moj problem u prvi plan prilikom zaposlenja, ali svako ima svoju sudbinu od koje ne može pobeći.
Skoro sam pročitao tekst u kome je podpredsednica vaše korporacije Meri Elen Smit, predstavila program pod nazivom Specialisterne, prema kome bi Microsoft zapošljavao informatičare sa autizmom.
http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/04/03/microsoft-announces-pilot-program-to-hire-people-with-autism/#sm.0001e27nloztiffrzmg28j69if48w
http://specialisterne.com/
Taj program je već zaživeo i primenjuje u 13 zemalja širom sveta. Stoga imam sledeća pitanja:
– interesuje me da li Microsoft Srbija ima nameru da pokrene isto?
– postoji li neki drugi program, koji nudi slične mogućnosti?
– ono što je najbitnije, imate li uopšte zaposlene sa spektrom autizma?
Budući da sam nezaposlen skoro 2 godine, spreman sam da odmah prihvatim posao, ukoliko ga ponudite.

Srdačan pozdrav.

Aleksandar Vučković,
inženjer informatike sa autizmom
Sanska 19a/3
11000 Beograd
mobilni: 062/815-21-04

The answer from Microsoft Autism Program on the message with same content. / Одговор представника Мајкрософтовог програма за особе са аутизмом

From: Microsoft Autism Program <msatism@microsoft.com>
Sent: 27 August 2016 00:41
To: Aleksandar Vuckovic
Subject: RE: Autistic coworking center in Belgrade

Thank you for reaching out and for your interest in learning more about our Autism Hiring Program. You can see details of our program and answers to frequently asked questions on our Inclusive Hiring Site for Disabilities.Please review the Microsoft Philanthropies site for more details on product donations, disaster response, accessibility and hackathon projects.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/cross-disability/hiring.aspxhttps://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/#Thank you again,
Microsoft Autism Inclusive Hiring Program

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