Dating people at work bad idea
"Be careful what you text or email to each other, not just because Steve in accounting might fall off his chair when he mistakenly receives it — but also because it could ultimately be used as evidence in a legal case in termination or sexual harassment," she warns. Don't talk about work at home This one is more for the well-being of your relationship.
"No one wants to hear about how deeply you're in love with each other or where you went last weekend or the fight you had in the car this morning," she explains. Again — nobody wants or needs to know about what's happening with your love life.
People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life. Check the company handbook to find out if there are any policies related to interoffice relationships. If you're thinking about pursuing an office romance, consider your rank or position, as well as theirs. No need to send a blast email with "the news" of you and your cube-mate's new relationship.
But they happen all the time, and when they do, there are three possible outcomes: The relationship turns sour and your reputation and career take a beating; it ends, but you're both mature and cordial and don't let the breakup affect your work; or A Career Builder survey from last February revealed that nearly 36% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a coworker, and one-third of office relationships result in marriage. We're approaching our fourth wedding anniversary.) It's up to you to figure out whether pursuing an office relationship is worth the possible consequences, good and bad. My situation was unique because we were already a couple before we started working together — but generally that isn't the case, and Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," suggests you try being friends inside and outside the office before you make any moves.
You'll want to to what you can to keep work and your personal life separate.
Since you're in the same office, you know all the same people and may even be working on similar projects — so it's easy to go home and talk about those people or those projects.