Dating someone at work
However, if you are interested in one of your coworkers, you can date them by first initiating a romance, maintaining professional boundaries, and working to develop your relationship.
Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. If things do work out, one of you may have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees. Let's say you become involved with someone in your department, and you receive a promotion. Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion.
Will you be peering around corners to make sure your former love isn't in the hall and avoiding the company picnic for fear your ex will flaunt a new love interest? Before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are five reasons dating your coworker might not be such a good idea. Reality Unfortunately, this is not a tale by the Brothers Grimm, so you can't count on a happy ending.
And when coworkers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.
If you sit together in the company cafeteria, will people now feel they should give you privacy?
Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and disciplining your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you.
Work-based relationships aren’t always superficial and it is almost inevitable that at some point in your career you’ll develop a crush on someone at work.
Here are some tips to help make sure you don’t end up wanting to resign if dating a colleague doesn’t work out.
The man I’ve been seeing isn’t my boss and I’m not his, but we do work pretty closely together on a lot of projects (which is how our relationship bloomed).
We’ve been seeing each other for a little over a month.
I’m not sure where it’s going but if we continue to date, it might be hard to continue to keep it a secret.