Logic tells you your romantic involvement will impact your coworkers directly.
Your romance may color everyone's judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building and responsibilities.
The relationship could make it more difficult for your department -- and depending on your position, your company -- to operate effectively.
Harassment Possibilities And then there's the H word and all it can entail.
Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. If things do work out, one of you may have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees. Let's say you become involved with someone in your department, and you receive a promotion. Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion.
You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out.
Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and disciplining your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you. If you're smart, you will deal with the real world and anticipate plenty of bloodshed before this tale concludes. You can rail against the unfairness of it all, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street. Will you be peering around corners to make sure your former love isn't in the hall and avoiding the company picnic for fear your ex will flaunt a new love interest? Before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are five reasons dating your coworker might not be such a good idea. Reality Unfortunately, this is not a tale by the Brothers Grimm, so you can't count on a happy ending.And when coworkers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion: If you want people to focus on your professional abilities, don't give them reasons to fuel the rumor mill.It's Not Just About You You may think this is a private affair, but is it really?