"The bottom line is, you need to tread carefully," she adds."If, however, love happens to strike at work, don't make a concerted effort to fight it at any cost.
Pro: Banging someone at work is a good way to offset the day-to-day doldrums of shoot-me-in-the-face data entry, gathering in the conference room for a depressing-ass sheet cake and apple juice birthday/baby/going away celebrations, and lunch meetings centered around “blue sky brainstorms” that really could have been cleared up in an e-mail. You think that little split at the end of the block where he goes in and you’re like,”oh, let me stop for a sec and check my voicemails at 8 a.m.” is fooling anyone? And Kate from Comms swears she heard your voice change when he got on the elevator. If you’re lucky, it’s all along the same bus line and there’s a grocery store on the way so you can get some errands done.
And forget about having a "workplace husband/wife" anymore!
If you can't show affection for your significant other while at work, you certainly can't show affection for another co-worker, even if in jest...
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.
Let's face it: you're going to be distracted either way if the person you're dating is working just a few feet away from you. Heaven forbid that things don't work out and you break up, but whatever happens, you're going to have to deal with the consequences.