hi, guys and gals!
i was a manager for several years in the computer industry amd finally made it to Director (comma ). i do to the work i was doing, i couldn't let anyone know about my depression or bi-polar disorder. my normal state is depressed and i let papers pile up on my desk and let reports go unwritten. then i would hit a manic state, clear the decks and write several major reports in one day. i believe that seven major technical reports in on day was my record (each report being between 50 and 100 pages).
i also had a reputation for blowing up at people. i once told my boss off so badly that he told me that nobody but his daddy had ever talked to him like that. i told him he had just never met me before.
by he same tkken, my secretary was going through a very painful divorce and i gave her as much time off as she needed and let her literally cry on my shoulder many times (with currrent rules, i guess i could get into trouble for thatone).
one of the most interesting things i did waas to fire my data base designer. we were running far behing schedule. i told him that he would have to complete the data abse structure on a given date. i check with him several times, not being too puchy, and he assured me that the data base would be ready on time. it wsn't. i blw my stack! i fired him on the spot. eventually, we became pretty good friends. he understoof what he had done wrong and i appologised for losing my temper.