What is your opinion on dating someone you work with and why?
I posed a question to some friends of mine via Titter and Facebook. We spend a large chunk of our lives working. Some people work 12 hour days and most weekends. It is almost inevitable that people would hook up with those they see every day, their colleagues. It’s not a surprise to anyone that the majority of the answers I received were a resounding NO DON’T DO IT!
My Twitter people
RT @Arne86: @solidgame Bad idea! Steer clear. There is no escaping awkward encounters when things go pear shaped.
RT @donald_jackson: @solidgame Bad idea. It always ends badly… always…
RT @Marianna_B: @solidgame hideous idea. The nice thing about exes is that once you break up you never have to see them again.
RT @AmandaLeighOC: @solidgame High risk IMO. You either get married/serious or one person is dumped, making it hellishly uncomfortable. Pass on both. Thanks.
RT @Arne86: @solidgame I dated someone at work. Twice. Epic fail. Eventually had to resign.
RT @AmandaLeighOC: @solidgame I almost married the guy! Couple of BFs hooked up with colleagues. Financial services in JHB was/is very incestuous.
RT @mike_met: @solidgame I thought we discussed the pen dipping idea at Halloween… but looks like you only need to be talked out of it, haha
RT @Marianna_B: @solidgame A friend of mine works for a big financial company and she has to avoid all the parties/functions just coz her ex will be there.
My Facebook People Replied: In chronological Order.
Ani: don’t shit where you eat…
Ceri: A big NO NO…never Shit on your own door step.
Blade: know of anyone that has done that? how did that turn out?
Ceri: unless your sure that if you break up will amicable…think of a crazy ex..and imagine her at work with you EVERYDAY!
Shalz nah nt a gud idea! n yup besides the juicy gossip thats gona float arnd u gota c that face everyday
Charles ugh…trust me on this….nooooooooooooooooooo
Ryan I say go for it, why be scared. And if it doesn’t work out-oh well.
Charles: take it from me….that oh well is NOT just oh well…ugh
TheScud How hot is she dude?
Blade: im not askin about me. but, no one here seems to weigh in how hot the person is…apparently its not a factor.
Blade: strange how no 1 mentions that if your job SUCKS an office romance might just be the only thing great about the job…”treating the symptoms”
Charles or just make it suck even more if it fails
Dewald: it rocks ….and if it doesn’t work out…fire the bitch!!
Olivia mmm sex in the photocopy room maybe, gotta be something to it ??
TheScud: Sheesh Liv…
Olivia: well sheesh Scud not all of us have our own office to do it in !!!!..
Dan: know the person very well beforehand.
TheScud: Oh, I see. Well that’s a real pity.
Nena: Well, my husband was my manager, we have been married for two years, together and staying together for 7 years.
Blade: there are Some success stories huh. @dewald ..hahah eish speakin from experience?
My Other chat
Helena: never worked with some1 i was interested in… lol but its prob not a good idea, seeing some1 in a professional and social capacity – mixing business and pleasure – does not work, you have to juggle too many “relationships” and you end up seeing them all the time…
Tash: in my opinion hideous for many reasons you can’t goss wih your colleagues about him/her cause he/her may find out , if its a flop theres no where to hide… plus theresd no mystery if you carry n dating as you see eachother allll the time
Tash: LOL then again i am perpetuallu single…so i am prob worst person to ask …LOL
Blade: hahahah in kidding…we all have an instinct of these things…ur more concerened about your gossip topics being limited than possibly loosing your job