Depending on the circumstances, failing to do so could cost you a raise, a promotion – or even your job.
At least in normal life, if you look at the person you thought you’d marry and suddenly realize that you can’t stand the sight of them, you can just break up.
But when this person is a work colleague, you may still have to maintain a professional relationship no matter how badly things end.
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.
The phrase "don’t dip your pen in the company ink" is a well-worn cliché, and some companies are so concerned about the negative effects of office romances that they expressly prohibit workplace dating.
Yet, despite this, co-workers continue to wind up in bed together, restrictions and warnings be damned.He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.As the old saying goes "you don't dip your pen in the company ink." In other words, you shouldn't get into a dating or sexual relationship with a co-worker.Despite all the cautionary tales regarding the dangers of office romance, countless employees wind up in relationships with co-workers every year.And as you might expect when two people try to maintain both a business and emotional relationship – while spending virtually every waking hour together keeping the whole thing a secret – workplace dating often ends in tears.So if workplace dating is such a bad idea, why do employees keep doing it?