Dating relationships with coworkers
A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.
Perhaps that makes sense given the amount of time we spend at work: In an office relationship, you can relate to the struggles someone faces from 9 to 5, says Brownlee.
Factors in your favor include the fact that working together may allow you to observe this person’s strengths and weaknesses in a non-dating environment.
Your best chance at fanning your workday crush into a hot relationship—or dousing those sparks in time to avoid any unwanted drama—is to carefully consider the pros and cons.
A recent survey by Career Builder found that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker.Hi, I’ve committed one of the biggest professional don’t’s: I’ve started dating someone I work with.I’ve checked the HR manual and the only mention of relationships in the workplace is that you can’t be the manager of someone that you are related to or romantically involved with, and neither is the case with us.Dana Brownlee, president of professional training development company Professionalism Matters, advises against initiating a romance with your manager, or, likewise, with anyone who reports to you directly or indirectly."If you're a manager, you should be held to a higher standard," she says."You're creating a climate where people are going to see bias whether there really is bias or not."Relationships with your peers are generally more acceptable—assuming they're unhitched.