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