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Hazards Of Office Romance

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Office romance can lead to long-term relationships or even marriage but they also can result in painful situations for the people involved in the relationship.

Undoubtedly office romance do happen, it’s not so surprising that people may develop crushes or fall in love given how much time people spend at work place.

In the worst case scenario, entwining business and desire could result in an unplanned, unwanted job search because people can get fired due to workplace relationships or be forced to resign because of a relationship gone wrong.

Before you start a relationship with co-worker consider the reasons why dating your co-worker might not be such a good idea.

You already have lots in common. Think first, how often do office romances work? And when it ends, what will your life be like? Will you be looking 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?

Be smart, deal with the real world and forestall heartache before you start. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it’s against company policy to date fellow employees.

Let’s say you become involved with someone in your department, it might open up the possibility of blackmail.

Still thinking of dating a co-worker? Channel your energy to somewhere else because a lot of energy will be needed  to keep your office romance just between the two of you.

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