Category: He Said, She Said
Eat, sleep, work, pay your taxes, die. There are not many constants in life and these are a few of them.
As good citizens of this beautiful country, we find ourselves spending hours upon hours at work. You may stuff envelopes, you may deliver meat to grocery stores or you may fold clothes to bring home a paycheck, but one things rings true: we all work.
Sometimes it is inevitable that you find yourself interested in individual at your place of work. It may begin as harmless flirting to pass the time or you may hit it off with a new girl/guy at work. Hell, it may just happen because of timing and proximity, but you must remember: dating a co-worker can work out just fine provided you follow these simple rules.
Now, no one likes rules especially when it comes to hooking up or dating. But, just because you met this person at work does not give you the freedom to blindly charge into anything with them. Rather, you must realize you may be complicating a relationship in your place of work. The same place of work that pays the bills, and no one needs another reason to hate going to work. Provided you realize this, the evolution of a work flirt to a full blown relationship can be done flawlessly.
Both parties must follow this golden rule: keep it secret and professional. Really, there is no proper way to have a public relationship with a co-worker. It may eventually end, and messy or not, that will result in an awkward situation. Avoid that by keeping the relationship under wraps. It will add to the sexiness of it and stop any problem before it occurs.
Having the proper maturity level and understanding are also key in this situation. A lack of communication or one immature individual could end everything and in some cases, lead to one or both parties losing his or her job. Please, please, please I beg of you: make sure the other person is worth this kind of work before you take the plunge into a relationship with a co-worker. You may end up losing in the end if you do not think before you act.
You’re single, sexy and on the prowl. You look around your workplace and the eye candy is endless. When the flirting heats up with a certain co-worker, you think there might be something there. If that’s you, pump the breaks! You do not want a relationship at your place of work, are you insane? It has losing your job and becoming a depressed, lonely cat person for the rest of your life written all over it. Here are a few reasons to keep it in your pants at work.
Awkward: Lets say you do start dating. Do you tell your other co-workers? Or do you keep it a secret? Either way, they’re going to find out. People will treat you differently because of your relationship.
If you’re dating someone who is higher on the management ladder, they’ll think your just using your significant other to get ahead in your career. If you are, then good for you. Men, if you’re dating someone higher up than you, will you really be able to handle her being more successful than you? Doubt it.
Now you break up. It will end fast and dirty or slow and painful. Either way you still have to see their face at work and it’s going to be awkward as hell. You know your newly found ex is going to be talking shit about you to the rest of the co-workers. Teams will form and a battle will begin. It’s just like the movies, except this script doesn’t have a fairytale ending.
You’ll spend too much time together: Part of the excitement about dating is being giddy when you see them and go on dates. You’ll spend all day planning what you want to wear and how you’re going to do your hair. When you see them everyday at work, the excitement goes away. They see you taking out the trash, mopping floors or sitting at a desk all day, where is the romance in that?
Your temptation will get you fired: You spent the entire night testing out every sex position in the book, yet the next day you’re still DTF. The sexy eye contact you’ve been making with your lover isn’t enough. Before you know it, the two of you are banging on top of the table in the break room. And because you can’t control how loud you are, your boss starts searching for the little critter that’s stuck in the air ducts. When your fired and completely humiliated, will it have been worth it? The sex, the relationship, all for your job?
The bottom line, keep your relationships out of your workspace. If you want to be happy, don’t date your co-workers.