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Old 01-09-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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When It’s OK To Love Someone at the Office - At Work - WSJ
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Just don't sleep with your co-workers, never a good idea
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Just don't sleep with your co-workers, never a good idea
Generally yes, but it also depends on the size of your workplace. If you work in a small office where everyone directly works together, yeah. But some people work at large corporations, universities, hospitals, etc, where they could theoretically meet someone through work who's in a completely different department/building/floor and a relationship wouldn't affect work life much at all.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Generally yes, but it also depends on the size of your workplace. If you work in a small office where everyone directly works together, yeah. But some people work at large corporations, universities, hospitals, etc, where they could theoretically meet someone through work who's in a completely different department/building/floor and a relationship wouldn't affect work life much at all.
Good point,

I have always worked in smaller offices and while there have been women I would have liked to get in bed, I knew it would not be in my best interest should something go wrong.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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Statistically a huge number of married couples met at or through work.

Those stats are probably changing rapidly though. Sexual harassment law suits, Facebook and stalking fears have taken over.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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Generally yes, but it also depends on the size of your workplace. If you work in a small office where everyone directly works together, yeah. But some people work at large corporations, universities, hospitals, etc, where they could theoretically meet someone through work who's in a completely different department/building/floor and a relationship wouldn't affect work life much at all.
Oooooo!!

The 'size of the office!'

Got it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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The 'size of the office!'

Got it.
What happens in the office closet, stays in the office closet.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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All I gotta say is that you better be 100% sure before you make your move.

What's more, you better be sure it's the real deal and that it's going to last longer than your tenure at the office. Because if you break up while you both work there, it's going to be really hard to maintain an even keel. Your coworkers will gossip. There will be drama. And, worst-case scenario, human relations gets involved.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Am I the only person who read the article? The article refers to platonic "love"...being "companionate", NOT "passionate". Helping co-workers out by covering for them if they have a doctor's appointment. Small acts of kindess--doing things for each other or having a manager that encourages you to take time off are things that will make a person feel more loyal to their company. Colleagues helping each other out in time of need. The article isn't about romantic relationships.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: In bucolic TN
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Could this otherwise be called good teamwork? The article puts an emphasis on love, but it is about caring for those in your environment. I can engage in these things all day long, but that's to make the engine operate smoothly. It is not love in any sense related to dating, intimate relationships, or circumstances where a marriage may be in the offing. It is more about collegial respect and professionalism, and how, when this is cultivated, there is greater loyalty and reciprocity, and how that ripples outward from the starting point.

I guess it is time that people need to know how to act in the office, and that this is not like watching TV. Relative to the other point made in the article, concerning the validity of the publication from which this article is extracted: Administrative Science Quarterly.
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