From my experience it affects how I work. Euphoria and depression episodes can make you very ineffective...also emotional breakdowns on the job are not seen very well, makes you seem unprofessional. In the banking world for example, you must keep your composure in tact.
How can it be a career destroyer? Explain?
I can really relate to the emotional breakdowns. My workplace knows that i am capable of doing things wery well but because I have so many emotional breakdowns they dont take me seriously. They don't believe me when I say I can't help it. Once the tears begin its really hard to get me back in composure.I work retail, so breaking down in front of customers isnt seen as very good. I dont breakdown because of the customers though . ITs the managment that I have the breakdowns with. They cant trust that I wont breakdown like that in a customer situation. i have been put on a medical leave of absence for now. Ive tried to go back but I just can't cope. I went to y pdoc and fell apart in his office at the thought of ever going back to work. He was beside himself. He didnt know what to say to me. He told not to even think about work right now and that I was in crisis. He just keeps giving me one edication after another to try to get the right combination. the proble with that is I cant afford to go to the office as uch as he wants me to because its 35 dollars each time. Has anybody ever heard of sombody having to rehabilitate into a different career field because they cant cope with their bipolar in a certain evironment or will I have this problem wherever I go?