Laws against dating coworkers
There is less tension in relationships when you keep work life separate from your personal conversations. Couples who update their relationship status on Facebook or upload pictures of themselves together on Instagram are adding fuel for gossip.To me this is the greatest danger given our social media-driven society and culture of celebrity, an issue I recently blogged about. All couples fight, but it shouldn’t become office fodder.While dipping into the office dating pool can be risky, 31% of people who have dated in the workplace have walked down the aisle with their office sweetheart, she adds.
The law in Texas is that you have to be at least 17 to consent to sex.
“No one should know you are in the middle of a fight,” says Grasz.
“Don’t involve others or talk to them about your issues; it can become very awkward and a source of irritation for your fellow co-workers and they can start to feel like your relationship is impacting your performance since you can’t leave your personal life at home.” Have an Exit Strategy.
Don’t let the end of an office romance also kill a career. Some suggest setting expectations from the start on what happens if the relationship doesn’t work out.
To me this is unrealistic because if the relationship goes south the emotions are flowing and reason and rationality is likely to go out the door.
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Or that as employees work longer hours, the office has become the only available place to meet people?