Dating your supervisor
Around four months ago a colleague I work with, let’s call her Naomi, started dating our boss. That was fine because it didn’t really affect me or the rest of the staff. Two weeks ago our boss took Naomi to a dinner meeting with our biggest client.
All those steamy glances and whispered words to each other are making, me and the team, uncomfortable; of course, gossip is spreading fast around them throughout the office.
, much of the drama comes from witnessing white-collar drone, Tim Canterbury, in his painfully awkward attempts to woo shy receptionist, Dawn Tinsley, who feels unable to respond to his advances because she is already shacked up with a feller who works in the adjoining warehouse (sorry, Jim and Pam: I never bothered with the US version). A recent survey suggested that around half of American professionals have been involved in one themselves.
So be clear about why your colleague is now getting special treatment.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.
According to a Career Builder survey, interoffice dating has a fairly high success rate--of the 38% of people surveyed that dated a co-worker at least once, 31% went on to marry that co-worker! If you believe the stats of new employees entering the workforce, it might seem so.
And of course, you get the whole day to spend working together inside the same office cabin.
And in some cases, you may find yourself falling in love with your superior or boss even before you comprehend it.