Dating coworker rules
At some point (usually after three to six months) you must acknowledge whether it is just the secrecy that is sexy, or if true feelings have developed in one or both parties.
If you two have conflicting expectations, breaking up is the only honorable thing to do. If a serious relationship is budding, no need to hide it.
Of course, you can't predict the erratic behavior of the psychotic co-workers you choose to bed, you can only be responsible for your own good behavior and pray for the best.
Again, that is the risk of mixing business with pleasure.4.
Chas Rampenthal is general counsel and vice president of product development at Legal Zoom.
He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.
leaving dirty Polaroids under each other's keyboards…
Obviously, there are myriad reasons not to dispatch a company-wide memo after the first interlude: If it ends within two weeks, you do not want everyone else feeling awkward; it is infinitely easier to abscond to the copier room for a quickie if no one suspects your motives; perhaps it is frowned upon by your HR department; perhaps you're new at the company and don't want your reputation marred early on; or maybe you don't want all the office gossips spying on those awkward first few conversations at the water cooler.Those relationships often become quite intimate, even when they aren't romantic in nature.That in itself can be problematic but when those friendships grow into romances, watch out!Not to mention the inevitable resentment such insider trading stirs among the staff members who choose to keep their pants on.
Stick with someone on the same rung of the corporate ladder.If you decide to take the risk, then set some boundaries and come to a few understandings.