Need some advise on this one. A former but brief employee (2-months) quit and wants to come back to work for me. Problem is I think he is bi-polar and I'm almost positive he is a functioning alcoholic. Sounds like an easy decision except he is very personable, clean cut, good hygiene, and above all talented he has a good eye for design he knows plant varieties and the clients love him. There is a lot of other baggage that is to petty to get into but he is a challenge to employ. I desperately need someone of his caliber but have been unable to find anyone. And he works cheap. He has called back several times and apologized. I hired him back one time (two weeks ago) and I went to pick him up and he smelled of alcohol (gin) and I asked him about the smell, he said he had been drinking the night before and didn't realize he smelled. He was clear eyed and did not seem impaired. I told him I could not have him smelling like that at work. In his prior employment I never smelled any thing and he was never late and only missed one day and called in the night before. He will not be driving a truck or operating machinery, just planting flowers and modifying irrigation in flower beds. What say you ?