How to Know The Dangers Of Dating On The Job?

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How to Know The Dangers Of Dating On The Job?

 
   
Dating someone who works at the same place as you do, can be risky, and poses a lot of problems. Everyone has different opinions on this though. This article will point out some of the issues that can arise from dating on the job.
  1. Dating a co-worker can be dangerous especially if it is in a small office setting. Your privacy may be compromised, since many people will eventually know that you are dating someone who works there.
  2. If there was an argument between you and the person that you are dating, can you handle being around him all day at work? Every couple have their ups and downs, and this can cause tension which can affect your work.
  3. What if the person is your boss? This can even be a worse situation for you to be in. You may start feeling like you don't need to complete projects on time or come to work on time. This can affect the company and cause conflict between both of you.
  4. Dating on the job poses the risk for encountering jealousy from other employees that may have already dated that co-worker or is an admirer. Gossip may start to go around, which can damage your reputation, and can even make you lose your job.
  5. Some companies have strict policies against dating in the workplace. Be sure that you are not going against company policies. There can be some serious repercussion if you are caught dating a co-worker.
  6. If things should go sour, and you both break off the relationship, would you still feel comfortable working there? This is one of the questions you should ask yourself, before deciding to date someone on the job. It would be even worse if you dated your boss, and things didn't work out. He most likely wouldn't want you around any more, and even if you stayed, could you deal with seeing him dating another co-worker. These are serious questions that you need to ask yourself before starting a relationship with a co-worker.
  7. Prepare yourself before the discussion. Organize your thoughts the best you can, exploring all of the possible things you might say. Even if your boss gets upset, screams, yells, or cries it is extremely important that you maintain your calm and don't say anything you will later wish you hadn't. Your complete preparation will help you to keep your cool when the perfect moment comes along.
  8. Be completely honest with your boss. Let him know all the things that attracted you to him in the first place, but that risking your professional career or his isn't worth it. Whatever your reason for the break-up, don't be ugly or critical. Be an adult and approach the situation calmly and with all honesty.

 

 

 




 
 

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