Dating a work colleague
Logic tells you your romantic involvement will impact your co-workers directly.
If you sit together in the company cafeteria, will people now feel they should give you privacy?
Your romance may color everyone's judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building, and responsibilities.
The relationship could make it more difficult for your department—and depending on your position, your company—to operate effectively.
Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out.
"Do not walk into the boss's office together," says Losee.
Unfortunately, this is not a tale by the Brothers Grimm, so you can't count on a happy ending.
Will you be peering around corners to make sure your former love isn't in the hall and avoiding the company picnic for fear your ex will flaunt a new love interest? Before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are five reasons dating your co-worker might not be such a good idea.
And then there's the H word and all it can entail.
If your relationship ends badly, will your ex-love tell HR you were making unwanted advances?
Fear of gossip thwarts many potential courtships, according to a recent corporate survey. Coworkers don't want to know more, anyway." "People who share battle scars can mistake themselves for romantic partners," says Olen.