IS DATING YOUR COLLEAGUE WORTH A TRY.

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We all know that we spend most times at work, especially when you rarely get out for lunch,you don’t even have the time to find that special someone and Suddenly,  Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Out with all reason—love is in the air! Stop. Sure, meetings will be more fun. You already have lots in common. But how often do office romances work? And when it ends, what will your life be like? Will you be peering 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? Is this the best way to live. Although most persons thinks is cool for them and finds no issue with it. I gathered some opinions from a group of friends and 70% were in  the affirmative.

Mr Nnamdi said yes depending on the Circumstance

Another, Mr Oluwole thinks it’s a character Error, while most of the Ladies were in affirmative such as miss  Chiamaka and Miss Omoh.

However, Before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are few reasons I think  dating your co-worker might not be such a good idea.

Unfortunately, you cant really count on a happy ending. You can rail against the unfairness of what I just wrote , but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn’t be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street. Life is all about dealing with the real world   world and anticipate plenty of heartache before you embark on any venture . One of you may need to leave the job if things don’t work out. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it’s against company policy to date fellow employees.

Now lets say you receive a promotion. Now you’re in a relationship with your subordinate. This opens up the possibility of blackmail. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and evaluating your honey? You get the picture.

If your thinking of dating a co-worker? Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion, Because You’ll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you. When co-workers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion think about  that.

You may think this is a private affair, but is it really? Logic tells you your romantic involvement will impact your co-workers directly. If you sit together in the company cafeteria, will people now feel they should give you privacy? Will they exclude you from certain conversations, because they don’t know what you’ll relay to your new love?

Consciously or subconsciously, your relationship may influence decisions that go well beyond a lunchroom. Your romance may color everyone’s judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building and responsibilities. The relationship could make it more difficult for your department or Company to operate effectively.

If your thinking of dating your Colleague your best bet is to get another job before you even begin or probably midway into the relationship.

BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

 

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