I would never confide in my employer and trust that they would look fairly towards me as an employee knowing that I have bi-polar. This may be a double egded sword. Most of the time when I have an episode, I ride it out. This, of course, affects others around me; leaving me with a bad reputation in the work place. Because I have chosen to hide my affliction, I suffer the consequences of being an outcast or maybe even being fired. What else can I do?