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How Do You Feel About Office Romance?

JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. Don't date your direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with 1 Don't date your 1 caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with 1 Don't date your 1 caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with 1 Don't date your 1 caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with 1 Don't date your 1 caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com JIM & PAM'S guide to Office R mance. According to a 2009 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of workers say they've dated a colleague at some point in their careers. 30 percent say they married the person they dated at work. So, there's a good chance that you will get involved with someone from your office. Check out these useful tips to be sucessful in your career and your relashionship. THE GOOD THE BAD • Since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening, you save both time and money. • The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. • Since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what your partner is like. This can save you from lots of headaches • Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations down the road. and relationships. DO DONT X Proceed with 1 Don't date your 1 caution, You'll do yourself a favor by taking things slow. Before the relationship gets serious, be sure both of you have the maturity. direct boss or subordinate. At the very least, a rela- tionship like that may decrease morale in the department. Do a little research to find out if your company has policies on dating. It may forbid or strongly discour- age relationships between certain people in the Don't use office 2 e-mail to write love notes. Your boss might read them. So might the guys in IT. company. Set some rules. Don't lose touch Establish a "psy- chological con- tract" as early in the relationship as the first date. Discuss how you'll handle things at work. with reality. Don't lose sight of why you're both there in the first place - to get your work done. Go public. If you can't avoid dating No public displays 4 of affection. someone who is Don't smooch your superior or vive- and snuggle in the office. It is not a private place and you'll just make others uncomfortable. versa, tell the human resources department. It should avoid sexual har- assment suit. THE RISK SCALE Or jealous. Mildly dangerous Dangerous Really dangerous Dating colleagues: Rivalry and competition may harm the rela- tionship. Uncomfortable situa- tions may arise after the breakup Dating subordinates: False accusations of favoritism may Dating bosses: False accusa- tions of favoritism may arise. arise, as well as accusations of sexual harassment after the You may get fired after the breakup. when career advancement issues breakup. come into play. Information provided by: htt://www.onlinedating.com ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY Sources: Workrelationships.com Askmen.com I Glamour.com I Forbes.com

How Do You Feel About Office Romance?

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