Dating my supervisor
But, here are some things to think about: One problem with working closely together at your job is that there are times that you are going to disagree about the direction of a project.
I have many friends who have been in long happy relationships with people they work with.That may save a tense discussion in the short-term, but it opens up opportunities for long-term problems. You might not even be at the point where you want to announce this relationship to your close friends.Once you are ready to be seen as a couple, though, you have to let your colleagues know.This principle is also why HR manuals routinely have rules about supervisors and supervisees dating.For other coworkers, there are no clear ethical problems with having a dual relationship, but it is important to be aware of the tension that these two roles can create both for yourselves and for the way you are perceived by your coworkers.You don’t want people thinking that you are just doing things to advance each other’s careers or so that you can spend time with each other.
The more honest you are with people about your relationship, the more that people will trust your workplace decisions.
Is this something we have to bring up with our boss? Thanks, BG Dear BG: It is not surprising that you have gotten into a relationship with someone at work.
You spend about a third of your life while you’re awake at work.
The big reason for being open with your relationship status is that you work closely together on projects.
You ultimately want people thinking that you choose to work with each other on projects because you believe that you each bring the best set of skills for the task and for the good of the organization as a whole.
You meet a lot of people and you get to know them far better than the people you meet in many other settings.