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.While dating is a concern to human resources departments, few companies have actually instituted policies regarding romantic relationships between employees.
That is because some employees, despite established policies against dating co-workers, will try to date anyway.
This encourages sneaking around behind the boss’s back and could result in termination if and when the boss finds out.
Thirty percent of those who’d dated a co-worker married them.
In a recent Career survey, 39 percent of respondents said they’d dated a co-worker .
Because the two employees work together, they see each other almost daily, providing them with ample time to learn each other’s work ethics, personalities, and even beliefs.
These are characteristics that help determine whether or not a pair matches.Before you head off to work thinking that you’ll come home with an annual bonus and a husband, though, you need to know your company’s policies on co-workers dating.While some companies are lax when it comes to relationships outside of work, others strictly prohibit off-hours fraternization between employees. In fact, it’s practically inevitable that, sooner or later, two of your employees will get together and start a relationship.Most of the entanglements occurred between two peers, but 29 percent of workers who’d dated a colleague said it was someone who outranked them in the company’s hierarchy, and 16 percent admitted to dating their boss.Focus on work and do your job — especially if you want to mitigate gossip.