Furthermore, the short, intense timeline and lack of distance and discretion suggest that this romance — and their reputations — could be smoking rubble by the time this answer sees print.
Even if your company has no official policy on canoodling co-workers, you may have to go to HR if this venereal vortex threatens to suck you in — say, if your boss starts asking you to cover for his girlfriend, or if their imbroglio becomes openly disruptive (slamming doors, flying staplers).
Once I disentangled my feelings about my relationships from my feelings about my own work and career, I was more confident and could make clearer choices in both areas of my life.” I respect the point she makes, but I tend to think of the choice to date a co-worker as one made on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, career field (who would celebs date if they didn’t date each other?
Fight the urge to give that hottie at next cubicle your number!
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Despite it being more convenient for 20-something women who are trying to make “serious strides in [their careers] before [they have] to make tough decisions about marriage and kids” to find potential suitors in the office, Friedman thinks that having a “co-worker-boyfriend hybrid” remains a bad idea.
For her, it has to do with fostering career confidence: “There’s such a thing as having your ambitions too in sync with those of your partner.
Reader: A co-worker and I were recently promoted together to a small team.
My new boss began dating the colleague who was promoted with me within six weeks of our arrival.It’s hard to look at your lover and refrain a smile, or to resist the urge to drop by their desk to see how they are doing.But most of all, a hidden relationship is not healthy when it goes on for a long time.Studies show that office romance is on the rise, and over 80 percent of people surveyed for one study say that would probably date a coworker. While some of them might blossom, office romances can be a little shaky, mainly because if things go sour, you're going to have to see this guy every day from 9am to 5pm—awkward.Plus, the last thing you want is the be the source of gossip at the workplace, and you don't want anything to hinder your work.But office romances tend to be particularly corrosive to office morale, to say nothing of the legal issues they may churn up.