It's tricky, but if you can communicate honestly with your partner and your employer and maintain boundaries in the office, you might be able to make it work — just don't take that as permission to use the office as your own personal casual dating pool.
If you simply must pursue your co-worker crush, here are seven expert tips for dating a fellow employee the right way.
"Try to think objectively and ask yourself, ' Why am I interested in this person? " – "Many organizations have rules about dating colleagues [but] not because dating a colleague is a bad thing.
The rules exist to avoid any messiness that might arise when the relationship ends, when one of you gets promoted, or if one of you has access to information that should not be shared especially if it might benefit your partner unfairly." – [Where Office Romances Blossom Most ] "Consider your work relationship — is the co-worker your superior?
The answer may officially be no, but unofficially the answer may be yes.
This may be the case if the co-worker is leading a work team, spearheading a project, or has more experience [or] seniority than you.
Office romances have been around for as long as offices (or other workplaces).
Because of the amount of time we spend at work, side by side with our coworkers, our social lives and professional lives often become entwined.
Those relationships often become quite intimate, even when they aren't romantic in nature.That in itself can be problematic but when those friendships grow into romances, watch out!While meeting someone at work can be great for your social life, it can be like a train wreck as far as your career is concerned. Before you know it, you are fully immersed in a liaison with a colleague.When you are thinking logically, you know you should avoid an office romance. If you end up in this situation, these rules cab help you minimize the impact it has on your career. While most companies advise strongly against office romances, sometimes true love still blooms in the workplace.So what do you do if you think you've met your soulmate at work?