Given that many employees work 12 to 14 hour days, it’s no surprise that feelings and attraction develop between co-workers. In fact, according to a Glassdoor survey, 37% of employees report they have been involved with a co-worker romantically and a surprising 12%admit to making love while at work. Shared interests and passions create chemistry, and long work nights create opportunities to get a bit cozier than what might feel appropriate during the day.
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If you think the workplace is strictly about business, corporate meetings and increasing profits, think again. This Valentine’s Day, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, is revealing the steamy results of its latest survey shedding light into love and romance in the workplace. More than 1,000 anonymous Glassdoor users (including those who are employed or unemployed but looking) shared their secrets about love while on the job. Check out the red hot results.
There’s no easily-mined data to show that meeting people in college, through friends or at church trumps meeting people at work, many studies indicate school and work are prime meeting places. It’s a reality so we best get prepared in the event. So let’s get to it: what are the rules for dating co-workers? What mistakes must be avoided?
Breaking up is never easy to do, but add an office romance to the mix and it can be downright treacherous to your career. After all, you don’t want the one with the broken heart to try to torpedo your career by bad mouthing you, making scenes in the office or trying to block you from getting assignments. While many times ending a relationship is one sided, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to minimize the damage it can have at work.
Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women.
The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work — and out of those having an affair, 43 percent reported that one of the people involved was married.
For some happy couples, Valentine’s Day isn’t just a celebration of their romance. It’s also a celebration of having a special job — for without those, they would have never met, fallen in love and gotten married.
And while some companies frown on fraternization, some of these lovestruck partners still found a way to make romance in the workplace happen, even if it meant someone had to move on to a different employer. Proving without a doubt that when love is in the air, even a good job takes the back seat.