Men with AS often have some of the following traits, but they will vary in both number and level of severity from person to person: 1.
A special interest (e.g., coin collecting) is common in males with AS, and this may be something they have pursued for years.
One of my employees who I manage is a very hard worker – he is reliable and always gets the job done.
He has a great reputation in the company, and everyone just goes straight to him for help with projects (something I came into when I started, and has been working well until recently).
Otherwise he’s unlikely to take the issue that seriously, and he’s likely to fall back into old patterns.
But remember, first make absolutely sure that it’s really a Bob problem and not a workload problem — or you will have a rightfully pissed off employee on your hands.
Why am I only hearing about this through the grapevine?
” You’re going to need to stay on it in this way, at least for a while.
We’ve talked about this before and set plans, and then it doesn’t seem to solve the problem. ” He’ll probably say that his workload simply can’t be managed in 40 hours a week, and he has no choice but to work all these extra hours.He wants to please everyone, which is just not realistic for this type of work.Another problem is that this workload is inconsistent – sometimes we are bombarded with requests, other times it’s very slow.That’s not sustainable in the long run, and I’d like to keep you around for a long time without burning you out.So let’s figure out how we’ll do this.” Then, once you have a plan, be realistic about his track record of him agreeing to plans like this and not following through.A lot of men with Asperger’s (AS) – also called “high functioning autism” – have never been diagnosed and are regarded as being eccentric, a little odd or loners.