Office romances occur in almost every company. There is nothing wrong with dating or indulging in casual sex from time to time but there is a whole lot wrong with having those relationships with someone you work with, because most of the time it never really has a happy ending!
We have listed five common reasons as to why you shouldn’t date anyone from your work place, let’s check them out!
1. Goodbye to freedom
Have you heard of conjoined twins? Notice how they keep doing everything together? Well congratulations! That is going to be your life very soon if you date someone at work. The level of obligation to include and inform your partner in every activity will make you go insane! This means whether you like it or not, it becomes a compulsion to include them in every conversation, meeting or hangout.
2. You’re fired!
Some companies frown on office romances. Sure, most of us don’t but as long as you disclose the romance and prioritize between your work and love life, your job is secure! Try to make work a priority rather than your relationship because if you choose love over work you will land up with endless deadlines, incomplete projects, an angry boss and eventually get fired!
3. If It Doesn’t End in Marriage It Will End Awkwardly
Breaking up with someone is painful and awkward enough as it is, but when you break a co-worker’s heart into pieces it creates a more hostile and ugly work environment. Turning your office into a battlefield and asking your colleagues to pick sides will only end in disaster.
4. Everything is not about you
You may think this is a private affair, but is it really? Logic states that your romantic involvement will impact your coworkers 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? There’s a whole lot of politics involved.
5. Black mail Alert!
God forbid that if your relationship ends badly, your ex-lover has the advantage to throw the angry and bitter trump card by telling the boss or the HR all your dirty little secrets. Try staying in the good books of your boss at all times! Think twice before you pencil in a date with your office desire. Try scheduling dinner with some non work-related friends instead. You’d be surprised at what might happen if you start nurturing your other relationships. If you spend a little more time away from the office and your coworkers, you might actually give Cupid a chance to improve his aim! Good luck!