Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dating in the workplace - good article

The Mercury News published What not to do if love is in the air, a fairly good description of what not to do when dating co-workers. While the article lacks a technical discussion, this lack is made up by it clarity. Here are a few examples:

• Unless you're a porn star, your job description won't mention getting horizontal with your peers or your boss. You were hired to do a job; unwanted overtures are illegal and should be immediately reported to a supervisor.

• Make sure that what happens privately stays private. Keep the relationship separate from work. Maintain a professional appearance and don't let your performance suffer - your boss or co-workers won't have a reason to think your priorities are out of whack.

• It may be hard to chase away Cupid, but make a plan before starting the romance "so it's not the kind of decision made in one drunken happy hour," says Dave Borgenicht, author of "The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Work." "You should definitely consider the repercussions and make sure it's going to be worth your while

Employer or employee should follow the link above and read the remainder of the article.