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.
The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.
My answer to all three: "Nope — because we followed the rules." The truth is, office romances are tricky and generally not recommended.
" Those are questions I'm frequently asked when I tell people the story of my office romance.
If nobody seems to notice, there's no reason to share. You and your new partner need to agree on some ground rules and come up with a plan for how you will keep it professional and stay within written or unwritten rules. "You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain," says Taylor.
"What will be your plan 'B' if the heat is on from a supervisor, from gossip, or if things go awry? "Better to overcompensate than to constantly test the limits of workplace etiquette while hoping for the best." Be sensitive and respectful to others.
There's a good chance the person in the position of power will start giving preferential treatment to his or her partner (even if it's subconscious), and other employees may become resentful.2.
Don't date someone thinking it will help you get ahead in the job.
Find out what the policy is on inter-office dating.
Most medium- to large-sized companies have legal guidelines for romance between coworkers.
And when it happens to you, there are a lot of things to consider about how you go about carry on your romance in the workplace.
You might choose to keep it clandestine, or you might decide to shout it from the rooftops but whatever you choose, there are other people intimately involved in this situation who need to be considered too – namely, your co-workers and your boss.