Dating a co worker is
You also bring to a new relationship a shared “world,” complete with friends, colleagues, goals, and even values. Will your relationship become topic of office gossip? There’s also the matter of how your dating relationship might impact job performance.
If you become distracted by the excitement of your new romance—or distraught if that relationship goes awry—will you be less effective?
After firing CEO Dov Charney last month, American Apparel decided to update its company code of ethics with stricter guidelines regarding interoffice relationships.
According to the new policy, “No management-level employee may make sexual advances, welcome or unwelcome, toward any subordinate.” Considering Charney’s time with the company was riddled with allegations of sexual harassment, it’s no surprise that the company wants to take a more conservative approach to fraternization.
Would working together post-relationship be comfortable or even possible?
The exciting thing about love is that you never know where it will find you.
If it finds you at work, losing your heart can be a wonderful experience–as long as you keep a clear head in the process.
Still others require a signed contract or agreement, which stipulates workplace protocol to avoid conflicts of interest.
Make sure that by dating someone at work, you’re not breaking rules and putting both of your jobs in jeopardy.