Secretly dating my boss

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I was just trying on the dress to see if it was worth it with my newly acquired employee discount. I tried not to get too tipsy from the free booze at the Dodgers game.

I wore that dress the first time we went out — off the sales floor, that is. I held the same hope every time we were together until, slowly, my grip began to lessen. We want to publish your story I told him I had promised myself I wouldn’t get involved with anyone from work considering I was young, a female and already had a lot to prove.

"It might be a consensual, healthy relationship, but once that’s exposed in a work environment, you can’t always control how that’s going to be perceived and how that might come up years later.’’Still, "no matter what policy or program a company has in place,'' Haefner says, workplaces romances are "going to happen.''Some 41% of workers have dated a colleague, according to a Career Builder survey released last week.

And 30% of those relationships resulted in marriage.

But they also need to keep in mind that it simply takes a cozy picture of the couple popping up on Facebook or Instagram to spark office gossip.

The couple met and started dating while working in a restaurant, then had to keep their secret from co-workers.

Justin and his wife Kristin Hege met and started dating while working in a restaurant, then had to keep their secret from co-workers.

The couple will soon celebrate their 12th anniversary.

And if the couple splits up, the staff may pick sides, "creating more of a morale issue among employees who weren't directly involved in the relationship,'' Yost says. Managers weren’t supposed to date employees.’’Playing cat and mouse was a little fun at first, she says.

If the pair is too uncomfortable to continue working together, "it could potentially cost you both employees.''An office romance can be particularly problematic if an employee begins dating his or her supervisor, or another staff member with a much higher rank. Once, she had flowers delivered to Justin at work, knowing he couldn’t reveal who had sent them.

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