... I totally agree. I need to have control over my surroundings - people are dynamic; so managing people and interacting on either high or low days is really hard work- except you don't notice you're high always, so you appear unfocussed, erratic, make mistakes and lead to customer dissatisfaction. You can however be really creative when high (I am) although rarely carry through... (5 replies)
... polar and other mental illness sufferers are destined to be second class workers, always looking over our shoulders no matter how many well meaning coworkers and bosses we have. ... (9 replies)
... I dunno. In my experience, not telling has proven to be more problematic than anything. I mean, you can only have so many sets of "personal problems" before it starts to look like you're either making it up or very poor at managing your personal life. At least if you are open about your disorder, there is generally SOME legal protection (depending on what state you live in).
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If it's not broken, don't fix it. For many years, my upswings were fine and there were no problems, except for the down periods. However, life throws you curveballs. I now work in a very close-knit environment with a few other women, and my mood swings were impacting them and wreaking havoc in the workplace. In order to establish better working relationships with... (1 replies)
... having. I refused to believe I could be bipolar. Looking back over my life, I guess I was bipolar before that. My bosses called me "Wonder Woman" because I could do it all, fast, accurate, overworked, etc. etc. Then I would go through spells where I could barely function. ... (7 replies)
... c it my bosses parents. My boss is 2 years younger than me. Besides his mom acted like the supervisor of this small office anyhow. ... (7 replies)
... Wow! I recieved some excellent responses on this subject..... and here I thought it was just happening to me.
It makes my self worth horrible having to endure the loss of all my jobs. I start off SO happy and full of joy that I got a job and then woops... after a few months, the linda blair syndrome has reared it's ugly self.
therapy doesn't help and I don't know if this... (37 replies)
... Hey Linda, How's you today??
You know, that frown's just an upside down smile - I don't mean to make light of when you're down. God, we all know that sinking feeling I guess. We're treading water with bags of crap weighing us down most of the time, but when we manage to just let go of one bag, we catch our breath don't we? Ha! If we let go of two bags, we're having a real... (23 replies)
... Oh...do I know how it feels to lose focus...at times I feel like I'm in a constant state of confusion, I stare at my documents for lengthy periods of time, trying to make sense of everything...when others are talking to me, I think I sometimes "zone out" and miss complete segments of the conversation, I nod and smile but really, I have no comprehension of what they're trying... (15 replies)
... Fighting is all you can do... I told my bosses and they "seem" to understand.. ... (15 replies)
... Thanks girlfriend!
I hope the same too...after a year of tweaking, I'm starting to feel hopeless...but I'll keep fighting. (15 replies)
... Please let us know how your appointment goes. I know you will be able to calm down some now that you know your bosses are going to be understanding and not punishing. ... (15 replies)
... I told my former bosses at Safeway that I was Bipolar, but now all but one are gone. They were very understanding and kind of let it slide, never mentioning it. ... (15 replies)
... I am 26 years old, and was officially diagnosed as bipolar about 3 years ago. ... (5 replies)
... Hi gav
you've started yet another thread that i can totally relate to!
The longest ive ever held a job was just over a year, every other job has ended before this time. Infact, so of most things in my life, such as school, college courses, clubs, hobbies etc. Like you, i find excuses to leave, mainly such as not getting on with bosses/coworkers. The only way i can describe... (12 replies)
... I am starting this new thread per a discussion that is being held in another one. We have been talking about patterns in our work histories; specifically, that a few of us have recognized that we face trouble at work right around that one-year mark, either breaking down, being terminated, or resigning to find other work and starting over.
Anyone experience this same pattern... (12 replies)
... my bosses are on the fringe of firing me, but I think I have rights. I JUST looked it up the other day. ... (12 replies)
... I am taking a great medication that's a drug used for epilepsy. they found out it works for people with bipolar illness too. ... (3 replies)
... I wanted to pipe in here to let you know you're not alone. I used to fantasize about ALL of my doctors, including the gynocologist who delivered my daughter - although I have to say he was VERY good looking. But even the ones who weren't, I would feel the same way. This was LONG before I ever found out that I was bipolar (my daughter's 13), but I thought something was really... (9 replies)
... lot of jobs, the smallest things set me off, I have no friends, they got tired of figuring out what mood I was in and so did my family and bosses. My daughter is bipolar at 7 years old, so we just are one big bipolar house. I have never tried to hurt myself, but I pray to the Lord to take me or take this disease from us. ... (9 replies)