Mean, sick, and poor is no way to go through life, son.

Have any of you worked with a bipolar manic depressive?

I posted about this new co-worker awhile back:

http://www.crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=326665

I figured out what his deal is.  I overheard him telling another co-worker that he is a bipolar manic depressive.  And he is on no meds to treat the condition.

He'll alternate between being very excited, productive, and talkative to bitching, complaining, and slacking off.  In addition, he's overbearing, bossy, thinks he knows everything, and is never wrong. 

Anyone have experience working with this personality type?  If so, any tips you'd be willing to share?
Permalink Grunt 
May 16th, 2017 10:23am
That's convenient. If you have a problem with that you're either discriminating against him because of his diagnosed medical condition, or failing to make accommodations in accordance with the ADA.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 16th, 2017 10:29am
>> Anyone have experience working with this personality type? 

No.

>> If so, any tips you'd be willing to share?

Grease with dog shit the inside of his car door handle. After a few times, he'll get the message.
Permalink Io 
May 16th, 2017 10:31am
So basically he's in a protected class now?

> No.

Really?

This isn't the first time I've worked with someone with a personality disorder, this employer seems to attract these types.  I can't get through a work day without hearing him sigh multiple times lol.
Permalink Grunt 
May 16th, 2017 10:35am
They tell you their diagnosis for a reason. Later they will say "Bob knew I had this disability and yet he still ....".

Then Bob gets disciplined or fired as part of crazy Joe's lawsuit against the firm.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 16th, 2017 10:37am
If he knows his condition, but he chooses not to take his meds...

...better watch out
Permalink Sangamon 
May 16th, 2017 10:51am
> They tell you their diagnosis for a reason. Later they will say "Bob knew I had this disability and yet he still ....".

> Then Bob gets disciplined or fired as part of crazy Joe's lawsuit against the firm.

Heh.  He was bitching about someone on the floor one day and said that if that person harasses him then he will go to HR.

I have the worst luck when it comes to working with people with personality disorders.  When I first started the job, the network admin at the time had a very similar personality and it was magnified because his best friend (a total narcissist) was the boss.  This place (or maybe the IT field in general?) seems to attract people with personality disorders. 

> If he knows his condition, but he chooses not to take his meds...

> ...better watch out

I'm about ready to throw in the towel and start another job search.  I put it on hold for awhile since things started to get better, but I don't see this guy's behavior improving over time.  God forbid someone above us leave and this guy gets any kind of power.  Regardless of his faults, he is pretty smart and knows how to bullshit the higher ups.
Permalink Grunt 
May 16th, 2017 10:59am
I dated one.

She threatened to go to the police and claim I raped her after a 'date'.

After that for a few months, my nightlife consisted of moving to different corners of my bedroom.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
May 16th, 2017 12:52pm
Sex with crazies can be more fun...

...just don't give them:

Your real name
Your address
Your place of work
Your sperm
Permalink Sangamon 
May 16th, 2017 12:59pm
Bored, I think that's why they invented MGTOW

+1 Sangamon
Permalink President of the Brice Fan Club 
May 16th, 2017 1:06pm
Fortunately I'm a chimera so the DNA samples from my hair and saliva don't match the DNA in my sperm.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 16th, 2017 1:08pm
A journal might help: "Joe said he wasn't taking his meds again today." Or: "today, Joe went off at Suzy again and made her cry."

You cannot cure them.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than ... 
May 17th, 2017 12:28am
Two words...

  Baseball Bat
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 12:29am
We don't just work with bipolar.  We are the crazy ones.

You didn't go to sanityontap.com
Permalink Legion 
May 17th, 2017 8:45am

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