Again — nobody wants or needs to know about what's happening with your love life."It's hard enough today to concentrate with open office spaces, a plethora of technology devices, frantic deadlines, multiple bosses, and so on," says Taylor.Before you risk hurting your reputation at work, find out if this person is someone you'd want to spend weekends with.Check the company handbook to find out if there are any policies related to interoffice relationships."No one wants to hear about how deeply you're in love with each other or where you went last weekend or the fight you had in the car this morning," she explains."Save it for your family or friends outside work." Talking about the relationship can be distracting or make colleagues feel uncomfortable, so don't do it. Our answer to all three: Nope — because we followed the rules.
Asking Them Out Maintaining Professionalism Maintaining Your Relationship Community Q&A Dating can be hard, but it can be all the more difficult if you are interested in a coworker.
It's unfair and unethical to give your significant other's work more attention and to make decisions that ultimately benefit them.
So while it may be tempting, stop yourself before you get yourself into trouble."Spend your time as if you are not dating this person," advises Taylor.
People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life.
Tyler and I had been dating for almost four years before we started working together (which, by the way, wasn't planned … But for about 11 months, we sat three cubes apart from one another and kept our relationship under wraps. If you decide it My situation was unique because we were already a couple before we started working together — but generally that isn't the case, and Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," suggests you try being friends inside and outside the office before you make any moves.