Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Article - Not in my backyard: Red alert on office romances

Not in my backyard: Red alert on office romances

Jerry and Maria are co-workers in a company. Because of how their workloads are, they both usually end up working late into the night. It all started with the jokes to relieve boredom and stress. Then, it was the late dinners. It wasn’t long before people began to notice that they were turning into an item.

But, que horror! They are co-workers! This is an office romance. The more conservative started to gossip about them, and the more liberal thought of it as great popcorn fare to watch in the office. It wasn’t long before concerned senior officers and Human Resources got into the game. Then suddenly, one of them resigned.

Does this sound familiar? Office romances seem to be an oxymoron of sorts. It’s practically a given that you shouldn’t go out with someone from your own place of work – or, by the same token, suggest your lover for a position in the office. Unfortunately, it still happens. So, what are the real issues behind the taboo on office relationships?

Click here to read the full article at the Philippine Online Chronicle