Dating someone at work

@jchampany (1131)
United States
March 27, 2007 6:46pm CST
What are your thoughts? Is it a bad idea or not?
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@racheld (840)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I dated someone I worked with. I thought it was awesome! We would take our breaks and lunches together all the time. We would ride in together on days we worked the same shifts. Everybody knew we were a couple so we didn't have to hide it. However, if my boyfriend was caught standing by my register, our boss would yell at him. Even if he was helping me load a cart, my boyfriend would get in trouble. I'm sure this is a lot different from an office relationship, but we still worked together. I'd say it was one of the best times of my life!
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
4 Apr 07
You make it sound so fun. I am really kind of scared of it. I am afraid that things won't work out and I will not like going to work anymore. (I don't really like it anyway because of my boss, but I really don't want to make it even worse).
@sashby (16)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Honestly, even though I have somewhat done it, I don't think that it is a good idea. Work should be just that, work. I have learned that it isn't good to mix the too. I am just glad that me and the other one involved were mature even to handle it, even after we stopped talking. Unfortunately most times it doesn't end that good.
@jchampany (1131)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Right, it could turn out bad and one or the other might have to leave the job.
@PunkyMcPunk (1478)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
No! This is a BAD idea. If it doesn't work out then you are stuck working with that person, seeing them what? 40 hours a week. If they become attached to someone else then you will know about it. Everyday you walk into your job would be agony, especially if it ends badly. Also what happens if you stay together and one of you gets promoted and becomes the others boss?
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Well, we work in two completely different departments. I actually don't ever see him unless one of us makes the effort to go see the other. He works in the service department, I am in sales. Actually, my dad is his boss.
@crazylady (471)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I met my first hubby at a job- and we worked great together. I was hired by my 2nd husband at his company.
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Sounds like it has worked out for you. Except for being divorced from the first. But that can happen to anyone. By the way, how's the weather out there?
@marci3 (245)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Some companies actually prohibit relationships with co-employees but sometimes it is unavoidable. If you really like someone at work, then I guess it would be best if you do the courting and other businesses outside the workplace.
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@mummymo (23709)
28 Mar 07
It depends on the situation honey! I met my partner at work, we got to know each other as friends before starting a relationship - that was almost 10 years ago! I guess I better say its a good idea! lol xxx
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I think its a very bad idea for lots of reasons. It just wont work.
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@jenbatres (800)
• United States
27 Mar 07
dating someone at work is definately a bad idea. If two people are that interested they should work apart, before starting the relationship. Otherwise this leads to complications and reduced productivity at work. It is distracting to everyone.
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