Originally Posted by jack_liu_6
23, i've worked there for 8 months now, its career related
Just wondering, are you an accountant?
Whatever you do, make sure she's in a different dept/floor at least. That way if asked, you can cleanly say to your bosses that the relationship does NOT affect your work. Otherwise you'll be shooting your career in the foot as rumours (whether true or not) do start. Oh, and ABSOLUTELY NO PDAs AT WORK. None. That will destroy your future at the firm.
I know somebody who dated + broke up with someone in the next CUBICLE (literally!). Can you imagine seeing your ex 5 days a week the day after you get dumped?
I once worked in a VERY incestuous place (Engineering firm, no names
) where maybe 50% of the company had been there for 30+ years, and another 25% were 20+ years. I kid you not. Some things I witnessed 1st hand while there:
a) Employee marrying a coworker, divorcing him after a few years, then marrying ANOTHER coworker (they're still together). ALL 3 STILL WORK THERE.
b) Employee getting drunk at a company event, then banging a coworker's daughter in his car.
Yeah the daughter was a cute 19yo blonde but boy was it awkward dealing with her mother (who did payroll here) for the rest of my time there. I was in the same department as the said employee, and therefore got pulled into the drama even though I had nothing to do with it.
c) Employee (actually, the mother from b)), who is a divorced single mom, marrying another coworker who had also been there forever. Sloppy seconds anyone?
There were quite a few other really messed up stories, but they didn't involve fishing from the company pier
and so are irrelevant to this discussion.