Rules on dating coworkers
There’s too much at stake, like your livelihood to take risks, and there’s too much to lose, like a potentially great love, not to give it a shot. Don’t give someone you’re disabled dating better work or pay, and don’t punish someone you’re breaking up with by giving him or her worse work or pay. If they’re not — then keep personal remarks at work limited to sports, the weather and the kids. “I’m sorry, I’m not comfortable talking about your wife. Your co-worker boyfriend or girlfriend may look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, and you may be so pumped up that you’ve got a hot date with the hottie — but keep your feelings to yourself — and your friends outside of work. While you should not announce your relationship, you can say, “Yes, we’re disabled dating.Otherwise, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. I want to keep our relationship all business because I value us as co-workers,” is all you need to say and do. Work gossip is inevitable, but you must practice good behavior by keeping the water cooler talk to work and the weather. We’re both single adults and we’re working very hard to keep our social life separate from our work life.” And smile.
One complaint to HR for PDA, showing preferential treatment, or using words of endearment in public will at the very least trigger an investigation." 13. "Be careful what you text or email to each other, not just because Steve in accounting might fall off his chair when he mistakenly receives it - but also because it could ultimately be used as evidence in a legal case in termination or sexual harassment," she warns. Don't talk about work at home This one is more for the well-being of your relationship.
"The bottom line is, you need to tread carefully," she adds.
"If, however, love happens to strike at work, don't make a concerted effort to fight it at any cost.
People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life. Check the company handbook to find out if there are any policies related to interoffice relationships. If you're thinking about pursuing an office romance, consider your rank or position, as well as theirs. No need to send a blast email with "the news" of you and your cube-mate's new relationship.
Tyler and I had been dating for almost four years before we started working together (which, by the way, wasn't planned … But for about 11 months, we sat three cubes apart from one another and kept our relationship under wraps. If you decide it , there are a few "rules" you'll want to follow to ensure things don't go awry: 1. My situation was unique because we were already a couple before we started working together - but generally that isn't the case, and Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," suggests you try being friends inside and outside the office before you make any moves.
Both disabled dating and working are natural parts of life, and it’s natural to become attracted to people you work with. But be impeccable with your behavior and your work.