We all heard about love stories that happened in workplace and ended up with a dramatic BREAKUP, and either one both leave. Love relationships happen at work place for many reasons. You spend 40 at least every week with your co-workers and managers, and you all have similar career goals, similar ambitions, similar skills, and even similar characters. So, it’s very common and likely to have a romantic story with your co-worker or your boss.
We believe that relationships at work may affect our careers and reputations negatively, so we do our best to avoid falling in love with our peers or managers at work. But sometimes, all our trials to avoid falling in love at workplace FAIL.
TRUE LOVE STORY
Mary is a teacher at an elementary school. She falls in love with John (the school’s principal) . John is a middle aged man with grey hair and a killer smile. Rumors start to spread all over school, even students started to talk about it. The situation became so embarrassing for both Mary and her principal, so they decide to end up the relationship and Mary leave the school.
NEVER think of DATING your BOSS
No one has ever written a formula on “how to avoid falling in love with your BOSS”. It’s becoming so popular to date your superiors. Although romantic relationships and discouraged in workplace, preventing them seem to be impossible because of the long time we spend with people we work with, we even may spend longer time with them even than we spend with our families.
And even if you try to hide your relationship at workplace, believe me your workmates will notice, and that’s why you both have to be very cautious because other co-workers have the right to sue if the boss’s lover receive better benefits or treatment than they do.
Dating your boss is one of your co-workers favorite gossip topic. Once they notice you have any affair with your boss, they start to spread rumors everywhere. They will even keep an eye on you to see if you receive something special like a great project or travel assignment. Sometimes, bosses will avoid showing favoritism to their partners and deny them opportunities.
When it comes to breakup, when the relationship is over, usually one of you leaves the company and the other one stays but with his or her career negatively affected.
It’s very common to have an affair with your boss at work, so you need to take necessary precautions if it happens:
- End this romantic relationship immediately
- Change the department you work at, so the boss you have the relationship with has no ability to affect your career, but this may be impossible in small organizations.
- Consult your organization’s Human Resources Department to get professional advice if you have any concerns about the negative impacts that may affect your career as a result of this romantic relationship.
Last but not least, never have a relationship neither with your o-workers nor managers. It usually ends up with a dramatic breakup and negatively affects your career.