this is the place that consumes most of your time. when you’re there, you’re there, and when you’re not there, you’re THERE. this is the workplace. most of us (unless you’re unemployed, and if you are and still thriving…more power to you! TEACH ME!) but anyway, most of us spend a majority of our time either at work or thinking about work. so it is not uncommon for workplace relationships to form. some of them are platonic and others may be romantic. my question to you in cyberland, would you or would you not date a coworker? although i haven’t had a “crush” on a coworker since high school (and that was the cashier at register 6), i still look at some coworkers differently because i work with them than i would if i saw them out in the real world. so why is it that we become involved with people we work with? i have a theory…we get in these relationships for either one of three reasons.
- they see us at our best and worst. (when we get a new outfit or a new hairstyle, also when we are down in the dumps they can lend us a listening ear)
- availability (we are guaranteed to see them everyday–my favorite part lol)
- common ground conversation (a lot of times our mates are in completely different career fields and makes difficult for conversation)
what if it doesn’t work out?
- the workplace becomes an awkward minefield. (avoid AVOID
- they might air your dirty laundry and now your coworkers know that weird thing you do with your toes…
- coworkers will start choosing sides and will become more involved in your relationships to come (so who are you dating now?)