Articles on why dating is not allowed at work

30-Nov-2015 00:26

Soon the rumor mill gets started and it’s everybody’s business.

Now your love life is the subject of gossip around the water cooler and all eyes are on you and the person you’re dating.

The most common one being, if it doesn’t work out, you still have to see your ex and work with him or her everyday.

This is especially hard on the person who didn’t want the relationship to end.

Whether he is or isn’t offering you any special “perks”, such as raises or time off, people are going to believe he is. As a supervisor dating a subordinate, you may run into some issues as well.

Say you’re the supervisor and the person you’re dating suddenly believes they no longer have to work as hard or even do their job at all.

Constant scrutiny can drive a quick wedge between you.

For example, giving raises/promotions to a subordinate simply because of a relationship he/she has with a superior or the perception of the relationship having an impact exists.”And don’t forget about sexual harassment. Even if the relationship was consensual, you always run the risk of a sexual harassment claim from the subordinate who can claim feeling pressured to continue the relationship out of fear of losing their job.

However, Janet Blair Page, Ph D sees this type of romance in a slightly more favorable light: “The up side is that if the relationship works either as a romance or closer friendship, the subordinate wins more intimacy with no downside and the subordinate wins a lover and/or friend and possibly protector and mentor as well.”What to Do When Romance is Unavoidable Some office romances go beyond the excitement of a mere fling; they’re the real thing.

Ahh, Monday morning; that annoying time to get up early, schlep into the office and get back to the stresses of the job. An office romance may make Monday mornings easier and more fun.

But is adding a bit of excitement to your work life worth the risk?

Constant scrutiny can drive a quick wedge between you.

For example, giving raises/promotions to a subordinate simply because of a relationship he/she has with a superior or the perception of the relationship having an impact exists.”And don’t forget about sexual harassment. Even if the relationship was consensual, you always run the risk of a sexual harassment claim from the subordinate who can claim feeling pressured to continue the relationship out of fear of losing their job.

However, Janet Blair Page, Ph D sees this type of romance in a slightly more favorable light: “The up side is that if the relationship works either as a romance or closer friendship, the subordinate wins more intimacy with no downside and the subordinate wins a lover and/or friend and possibly protector and mentor as well.”What to Do When Romance is Unavoidable Some office romances go beyond the excitement of a mere fling; they’re the real thing.

Ahh, Monday morning; that annoying time to get up early, schlep into the office and get back to the stresses of the job. An office romance may make Monday mornings easier and more fun.

But is adding a bit of excitement to your work life worth the risk?

Dorothy Tannahill Moran puts it this way: “There are groups like law enforcement and the investigative agencies that have had great success actually relationships because the demands and pressures being put on them are often unique to their professions.