Dating a colleague tips
While co-workers can be surprisingly supportive of office relationships, that won’t happen if they suspect you (or your significant other) of playing favorites.
But if it’s unavoidable, then consider talking to your HR department, as they can help you figure out how to ensure fairness and organizational integrity.
“Dating someone within your department will affect your opportunities for promotion, because the company can’t put you in a position where one of you reports to the other,” Heathfield explains.
If your company handbook doesn’t require a trip to human resources, it’s your call on how to proceed.
If anything from the show is true to life, it’s the depiction of the complications of office relationships, whether they’re clandestine or out in the open.
And yes, they really are that common: According to a 2018 Career Builder survey, 36 percent of people have dated a co-worker, 30 percent have dated a superior, and 22 percent have had an office romance with their manager or direct boss.
“This can lead to hurt feelings and resentment.”Still, take into consideration the nature of the relationship — because if it’s not serious, it may not be worth the trouble of disclosing it.