If so, this is the natural time and place to sound out this attractive co-worker and figure out whether the attraction is mutual.If it is, it's really important that you establish some understandings and agreements at the start. Is this a hot-sex-only affair or a potentially blossoming relationship? You've got to know if you're both on the same page so you can save yourself a bitter ending and high drama in the workplace next week or next month. Secondly, don't make your workplace your love shack.So both of you must be aware of how your behavior is affecting others. In certain situations, management may feel that your marriage will negatively affect the work product or the working environment -- and may ask one of you to leave the company. Surveys of workplaces show up to 80 per cent of employees have had a relationship, fling or affair with a co-worker.While you are in the first blush of a romance -- feeling flushed, weak-kneed and infatuated -- the last thing you want to think about is breaking up. Such instances, however, are becoming more uncommon. Some of those people end up living happily ever after, but many do not.Some internet browsers are not compatible with Campus Solutions (Student and Faculty Center).We recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Safari.That way, if you decide you're not interested after all -- or it's clear that the other person isn't -- you can avoid any awkwardness, said If you decide to pursue a relationship, check your employee handbook to make sure it's not prohibited, Ms. Some companies may ask employees to sign a ''love contract,'' in which each party acknowledges that the relationship is consensual and agrees to abide by harassment and discrimination policies.
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Nevertheless, you should set up ground rules about treating each other respectfully and professionally if you do go separate ways, Dr. Doing so will only reflect poorly on you and make working together difficult, she said. ''Most employees are 'at will' employees, meaning they can be fired for any reason as long as it doesn't break the law,'' she said. If not, where am I supposed to meet someone to date? And for those who don't, work can become uncomfortable, awkward and stressful.
''Make it clear that you don't want the end of the relationship to have a negative effect on either of your careers,'' Ms. ''I actually had a situation where the manager decided it would not be productive for both employees to be married and working together.'' Q I have a crush on a superior at work and I want to ask him out. They say if it doesn't work out I'll regret it and might have to quit because it will be awkward between us. So while you should not lose your job over an affair at work, there are some commonsense guidelines to follow to ensure that you have a good experience in both your personal and professional life.
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