Answer the question below (Does your bipolar disorder directly cause the majority of the frustration you feel when at work?) and watch the results unfold as they happen?
The best advice I can give to anyone with bipolar who is struggling to stay employed would be to take advantage of your good days. If you go above and beyond and give 150% on those days, coworkers will be more forgiving of your mistakes when you have a bad day. That has been my experience, anyway.
My short term memory loss is a problem sometimes, but some of my coworkers seem to have picked up on that and are good about giving me gentle reminders for the parts of my schedule they know about. The other parts, I play catch up on my good days. I’m getting better with coping strategies when a sudden mood change occurs and I’m more mindful of my triggers so I can avoid them. I have finally found a job that I don’t dread going to every day. I think I’ve found my niche. If I can work out a few more of the smaller issues, I can see myself retiring at this co.
My Bipolar makes my already short fuse volatile when I get aggravated at work. It’s caused me to lose many many jobs in my life
I have trouble being around people because even in school it only took a simple phrase or just something to happen for a mood shift to happen. Especially loud noises!!!!
Depending on my mood I’m not able to function right sometimes, and then others don’t understand and they judge me. It hurts and makes it hard to work with others.