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    With workplace relationships being quite common, I'm curious to know what people think of workplace relationships.

    In my opinion, I think junior dating junior is okay, but I think when a senior is dating a senior or a junior and a senior are dating then things can get a bit sticky and don't particularly agree with it.


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    Bad idea, but everyone's up to it. Unless there is a reporting relationship it's generally accepted.
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    It happens a lot. If its two people that work in the same team it is awkward for everyone involved but when its people at the same workplace but not directly working together its fine.

    My pet hate is when interns/placement students start going out with someone full-time. There's an element of taking advantage as an impressionable young intern is often impressed by the confidence and status of someone employed in an area they want to get in to and you can see some hunters around looking for it. But it leads to the interns getting distracted as when you're young you are more likely to be in the mode of thinking about relationship type stuff 24/7 and always on their phone messaging and so on.
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    I wouldn't be alive without them. My dad was my mums boss, plus a few months before they started dating he fired her previous boyfriend. They're still together now.

    I think they're alright as long as the people involved check its allowed and don't risk their careers over it. If you're working 40 hours a week work is going to be a likely place to meet someone.
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    If you know your boundaries then sure, it can work. However, the people I know who have gotten into this don't keep things professional in the workplace and that's when things can go wrong. For that very reason, it is frowned upon in the workplace. Know where you both stand and perhaps it can but i personally wouldn't do it.
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    Don't screw the crew
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    Yeah I'd do it.
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    it can lead to much awkwardness if one of the participants is sacked by the other...
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    Unprofessional.
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    it can lead to much awkwardness if one of the participants is sacked by the other...
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    I've been in a relationship with my colleague for the last 5 months and so far so good. We don't do anything relationshipy at work, we interact with each other the same as we did beforehand. Of course we will have a little flirt from time to time but we are very careful about when and where. We are both on the same level (management), so it's all good. I would recommend to everyone lol.
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    I worked at an investment bank and there was a high profile couple who were both MDs shagging it out for more than 2 years until one decided to leave and start his own gig.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    It happens a lot. If its two people that work in the same team it is awkward for everyone involved but when its people at the same workplace but not directly working together its fine.

    My pet hate is when interns/placement students start going out with someone full-time. There's an element of taking advantage as an impressionable young intern is often impressed by the confidence and status of someone employed in an area they want to get in to and you can see some hunters around looking for it. But it leads to the interns getting distracted as when you're young you are more likely to be in the mode of thinking about relationship type stuff 24/7 and always on their phone messaging and so on.
    yeah well the the young have not had their human souls totally growned into the cogs of capitalism yet so still value things like love over career.


    Personally I would avoid dating someone in charge of me like the plague. I just couldn't do it. That kind of hierarchy is so at odds with relationships to me. But then these kind of man made hierarchies in society seem so totally alienating to me.
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    Such relationships are hit and miss, and there's a lot of variables to consider especially considering it's a professional setting.

    I'm not for or against, I just think caution is advisable, especially if things go wrong and you still end up having to work with one another.
 
 
 
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