Are my co workers dating
Kayt Sukel, author of (Free Press, 2012) says that people who are romantically involved get a little obsessed with their intended, especially initially."Just the sound of that special someone's name can change their focus and behavior, to the point where you can see physical changes in the brain," says Sukel.Many people meet at work before beginning a romantic relationship.Prohibiting it could decrease morale and could even result in losing employees who wish to date coworkers but cannot."Our co-workers told us we would make a great couple, but we didn't think anything of it until he drove me home one day." The couple decided to come clean with their closest colleagues, who initially made some jokes.But they weren't lovey-dovey in the workplace, so co-workers respected their space and professionalism.By Charyn Pfeuffer, Pay Scale That "will they or won't they" tension can be palpable in the workplace.Although Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley of the hit series, "The Office" have done their best to bring the co-worker-with-benefits scenario to the mainstream, many companies (and fellow workers) still frown upon interoffice romances.
(Check your state and local laws for exceptions, which do exist and are usually centered on employee privacy or limitations for employers on prohibiting nonwork activities.) However, even if legal, banning any work romantic involvement can come with its own consequences.
Morgan Phillips is a manager at Oddfellow's Cafe in Seattle.
With more than two decades of experience in the restaurant industry, he's seen his fair share of workplace sparks fly.
That doesn't mean co-workers aren't swapping spit in the supply closet when you aren't paying attention.
According to career website Vault.com, in its 2011 Office Romance Survey, more than half of respondents fessed up to having a fling with a colleague.