Ever Have An Intimate Encounter With Your Boss?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
August 10, 2009 12:57pm CST
You hear of this kind of story so many times. Someone works in an office or some other workplace and a co-worker winds up having a fling or some kind of an affair with their boss. I have never done this and I know that I never could. I wouldn't even have dated someone that I worked with. Why would anyone want to be the center of the office gossip? Not to mention if things go wrong then you have to still work with that person. Have you ever had an intimate encounter with your boss?
10 responses
@meapas (2434)
• India
11 Aug 09
As I am on the other side of the bridge, I can't comment on this. I have heard a lot of stories involving some of my friends, but then they are all too private.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Very interesting. Hopefully they are just "stories".
@meapas (2434)
• India
11 Aug 09
Yes they are very interesting stories, but true stories. As the concerned persons are my friends, I can't tell it. Such stories are very common in every part of the world, but no body tells it out.
• United States
10 Aug 09
Nope NEVER! But I had a boss one time trying to help me hook up with a guy I had a crush on if that counts for anything; I think that was more teasing than anything though.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Aug 09
That's cute. I was in a situation like that before. Was this someone that worked with you?
• United States
11 Aug 09
Oh yeah. The one boss used to tease me and say he'd knock the power out of our lil elevator so I could have my way w/ the guy I had the crush on. That certainly didn't happen. Then something happened and I wouldn't talk to him or even look him in the eye unless I had to talk to him for work purposes and when that boss & others said something about me chasing that guy still I had a few "choice words" about the situation & eventually they stopped saying anything at all bout my "crush" Oh well, that happened well over 14 yrs ago.
11 Aug 09
I am actually in a relationship with a co worker now and we've been together for 2 years and have a beautiful daughter together, i wasnt interested in being the "centre of the office gossip" i was more interested in being with the love of my life. Relationships between people that work together dont always have to go wrong you know and there are some perfectly legitimate ones that last for many many years.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
13 Aug 09
That's very interesting. I hope everything works out for the both of you as long as the other person isn't married.
@ynloop (14)
• China
11 Aug 09
No,My boss is male.I like a woman.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
That makes sense. What if it was a woman? Would you then?
• China
11 Aug 09
Boss affair may be gossipers' best target. I think they may just only want to know others' opinions rather than blaming their boss. When talking about their common enemy in management, they feel relaxed and be easier to show their real opinions. Such things have I encountered from time to time. The most recent situation is that a young lady A in my office laughed at our manager's hair smell. She said she was sure he did not took bath in the morning. Then some colleagues fall into the gossip. I kept an hear and finally found what they really concerned is the relationship between him and another senior manager. It was said the senior one may be fired and ours may follow him to leave our company. It was none of hair smell's business! Later I guess lady A wanted to express a feeling that they two had a not so clean relationship. But who knows her real meaning. However, I think the best way is to keep yourself away from the intimate circle. Gossipers are not welcome.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Not to mention that it isn't very professional either.
@piya84 (2591)
• India
11 Aug 09
ohh lol no way.I never date people in my office leave boss alone.I dont want to be a subject of gossip in my office.These things can mess up with your professional life.It better to keep personal and professional life different.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I totally agree with you. Smart thinking!
• United States
11 Aug 09
I've never dipped my pen in the company ink but I've been in the middle of one because of a friend. It was horrible and the problem is that the two parties involved don't care about how it affects anybody. If I ever do get back into the corporate world or private sector and I see this kind of crap happening I will knock the snot out of both people involved.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I like how you think!
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I have not had this and do not want to either. That would just be way too awkward and I love my spouse way too much to do something like that anyway.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I would hope that most people think this way.
@pushkin69 (546)
10 Aug 09
I had an encounter with a work colleague that could have gone further but we made sure to nip it in the bud before it developed. This was years ago and the other person was married as well as being my supervisor. I am glad that we stopped it as it would have made the working environment impossible. I really respected and admired this person and I thankfully still do. It all seems so exciting and elicit at the time but when reality hits in it just wouldnt have been the right thing to do.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I'm glad that you were able to realize that it wasn't the right thing to do. I'm sure it would have been a mess if you kept it up.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I prefer to keep work work and personal life personal. And I can honestly say in the eight years of where I worked I have never dated anyone I work with or for. Of course we are predominantly female, but I just can't see myself dting or wanting to date someone I work with. Too much time spent together in my opinion. And I could not even imagine dating my boss...usually I tend to think of them like the married men you meet in real life...I automatically think not available.