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					Co-worker Relationships

A relationship that develops between co-workers is often frowned upon
very highly. There are some businesses and organizations that strictly
forbid interoffice relationships.

There is really no conscious control over who we fall in love with. It is
not something that we have complete control and power over. There is
certain chemistry within our bodies and signals that are given off by our
brains. It is something that is subconsciously occurring and out of our
control.

So, no matter how many times you read your company handbook and find that
you are not supposed to have a relationship with anyone at work, if you
are truly attracted to someone that you work with, you are not going to
be able to fight that attraction.

So, what do you do if you find that you want to date a co-worker? First
of all, you have to make a decision between the two of you. Talk with the
co-worker. Chances are they have given off some sort of signal or vibe
that has made you take notice of them. This is more than likely a mutual
attraction. It is possible to make a relationship with a co-worker work
well for both of you. It is also possible in some circumstances to
maintain this relationship without reprimand or repercussions. You just
have to be smart and sensible about what you are doing.

If you find yourself starting a relationship with a co-worker, the worst
thing that you can do is try to hide it. This will have serious
consequences in the end when people find out about it, which they always
do. Be open and honest. Talk with your boss about what is going on. In
most cases, if you go to them and you are completely honest, there are
ways that they can make it work for you. However, if you hide the
relationship and your boss finds out later, you could find yourself out
of a job and in a bad situation.

You should also talk openly with your partner. Make sure that you both
understand that your relationship does not affect your work. You cannot
play favorites or change the way that you work because of this new
relationship. Keep in mind that at work, everything is to remain the
same.

If your partner is higher up than you and is required to reprimand you
for something that you have done wrong relating to work, they need to be
able to do that without bias. If your relationship starts interfering
with your work, you need to take a serious look at everything that is
involved and find out where you can make changes.

In some cases, one party in a relationship will choose to leave their
job. This is often a personal decision and not one that they are forced
into by their employer. They do not want to have a relationship with
someone that they work with everyday. If the relationship is that
important to them, they may very well be willing to find a new job to
maintain that relationship and make it as good as they possibly can.