Dating a friend and coworker
And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?
Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.
Before deciding that you'd be willing to pack up your desk in some grand romantic gesture, Brownlee advises that you consider your skill set, resume and future goals."It might be smarter for your career development to consider smaller changes instead of radical shifts," she says.First of all, ask yourself how well you know your potential partner.If things turn south, the last thing you'll want is someone gossiping about your private life or what you said about your boss after a particularly tough performance review.A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.
Perhaps that makes sense given the amount of time we spend at work: In an office relationship, you can relate to the struggles someone faces from 9 to 5, says Brownlee.Plus, if the two of you are uncomfortable around each other while working on a common project, your performance may suffer—and that could in turn hurt your prospects for promotions or raises.