The No No’s about Office Dating

 

Just don't do it!

 

You work long hours at your office. You have some attractive co-workers, who you are forced to work with hand in hand with over giant projects that keep you there late at night. Sometimes it just seems right to maybe follow your feelings and start dating one of these attractive co-workers. It beats going to the bar and fighting the crowd, when you already have a chance with someone who holds so much in common.

Let me stop you right there. If this sounds amazing to you and already have a partner in mind. Dating in the office is a big giant no no in many reasons that may need to spelled out.

First off is the gossip and negative attitudes towards the relationship. Everyone loves to talk about juicy details at the water cooler. If you decide to start dating in the office, this will happen and disgust will form from your co-workers. Especially if the other is your boss and you start getting special treatment. The rumor mill gets hot real fast with office romance. Best way to avoid it, don’t do it!

Second is what if you break up, esp if it is an ugly break. Now you both have to go back to work day in and day out. Looking at each others and trying to stay pleasant, which rarely works. Soon the office will start to get torn by picking the sides they like more. Then you have a small divide in the office which could affect your office’s chemistry.

Finally is the what if one gets a promotion? What happens if one of you get a promotion that you both wanted? Sure you are happy for whomever gets it, but soon it turns into issues. If you get the promotion, you become the better in the relationship and could start to look down on your other or force to do reviews with them. If they get the promotions over you, then comes the issue of them being better than you and your boss, which is a whole other can of worms.

There are many more reasons why you shouldn’t be involved in office romance, but you can grasp the basics.  In other words, don’t sleep where you poop. Just go out and find someone outside of work.

Not dating someone at your job is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

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About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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