Office Romance: The Do's and Don'ts of Sleeping with a Coworker

Published 6 years ago by: uduak Sophia Monday
at 15-04-2013 10:06AM (6 years ago)

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We spend more than a third of our waking hours at work more, probably, if we’re young and energetic and looking to get a leg up on that career ladder. Being thrown together for long hours with like-minded people and really, if you’re working 9-, 10-, 12-hour days, it’s hardly surprising when cross-cubicle romances spring up. it’s estimated that between 38 and 59 percent of people have gotten involved with a coworker at one time or another. With downsizing such a frequent occurrence people feel they need to stay ahead of the competition by being more dedicated to their careers than ever, leaving little time for socializing outside work.

Sometimes it works out great: Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.... all met on the job. And sometimes it doesn’t: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

An office romance can put a little extra zing in those endless workdays, and maybe lead to something more. But you should definitely keep it under wraps, at least until it's a full-blown,  But first, you need to know a few things:

You have to keep it on the down-low
It’s really nobody else’s business if you’re sleeping with a coworker, so don't attract undue attention. A little discretion can prevent you from becoming fodder for the office rumor mill.

Keep your office relationship out of the office
As hard as you try to keep your relationship under wraps, the longer you’re together, the likelier your secret is to get out. Having a few lunches together, lingering too long at the at his doorway...people are pretty good about putting two and two together. It’s inevitable that people will discover your relationship,. All the more reason not to let your romance spill over into the workplace, even though it started in there.

Consider the potential repercussions
No one wants to think about the end of a romance when it’s all hot sex, champagne and roses in the beginning. But if you’re smart, at least consider what your working life might be like if the relationship doesn’t lead to a diamond ring.

And keep it peer-to-peer. .... If you’re having a relationship with someone who’s senior to you and it doesn’t work out, it won’t be the senior person who takes the hit; it’s the person who reports to him or her, because the company will protect it’s more valuable resource. Of course the flip side, having a steamy affair with someone junior to you opens up the potential for a sexual harassment suit. But some things are meant to be temporary. If you both agree there’s nothing there and you’re just having casual sex and you’re comfortable with the situation, then go for it.

P.S: A little office sex can turn into a really big nightmare if you don't do it right  Wink
Wink Wink !

jossy4reall at 15-04-2013 03:24PM (6 years ago)
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No long thing

rakelly at 15-04-2013 03:44PM (6 years ago)
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ok ma. but i no go school na Grin Grin Grin
sophiebaby at 15-04-2013 03:51PM (6 years ago)
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u go go

rakelly at 15-04-2013 04:31PM (6 years ago)
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that thing plenty to read.
i find my eye glasses i no see am Wink Wink Wink