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DATING COWORKERS GETS YOU FIRED? HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON DATING IN THE WORKPLACE~

Have you ever had a moment at the fax machine? While cupid shooting its arrow at work is not ideal for many supervisors or managers, when you spend so much time there, you sometimes find yourself feeling swept away by a colleague and can’t resist asking him/her on a date. Although managing this professionally is not recommended, it can be successful. The workplace shouldn’t be treated like a dating app, a nightclub, or a hook-up lounge. Don’t become known as the office pass-around. 16% of people meet their spouse at work, according to researchers. Here are some tips for dating at work:

# 1 Go through your employee handbook – Find out if your employer has any policies regarding dating in the workplace. 

#2 Don’t reveal your relationship on social media sites– If you are in a relationship, do not post any pictures or information on social media outlets about it.

#3 Avoid displaying any physical affection in front of coworkers– This includes kissing, hugging, holding hands, and long gazes at each other. It is important to avoid this not only in the workplace but also at social work events, parties, and happy hours with colleagues.

#4 Don’t become a jealous co-worker– Avoid snooping around corners, lurking, asking overbearing questions about office discussions, and don’t question every meeting.

#5 Don’t discuss your relationship in the workplace– Keep your business as private as possible. If your boss asks you, “Are you dating?” be honest.

#6 Computers, phones, and equipment belonging to the company should not be used– You should save your correspondence, romantic texts, and mushy notes for your private time and equipment. Companies have full access to read all messages sent using companies’ equipment.

#7 Discuss a dating strategy– Discuss with your partner  how you both want to handle the relationship in the workplace. Also, have a viable exit strategy if it doesn’t work out.

#8 If it’s your Boss or one manages the other, Don’t Date– Your career always comes first and this puts both of you in a compromising position, and claims of sexual harassment are very easy to make. Since the Me-Too Movement took place, policies have become stricter. Considering finding a new job before you start dating this person is an excellent idea if you feel he or she is your soul mate. 

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