Boss dating an employee
Even if policies don't prohibit these relationships, this is a consideration that whoever is in the power position needs to consider seriously.
Any kind of favoritism toward one employee over others is obviously a concern in the workplace.
Whether or not you and Megan decide to start dating, the wind shifted when you and she hung out that one time.
Maybe that was a sign for you -- a sign to take stock and decide whether this job is still in line with your path. I'm just reminding you how these things always go in the real world.
However, the numbers changed sharply when the dating relationship changed from being between co-workers to being between manager and subordinate--80 percent believed that relationships between superiors and subordinates should be prohibited.
Even in environments where relationships are permitted in the workplace between managers and subordinates, those involved in these relationships need to maintain a professional distance while on the job.
We have to talk about it though, because if we want to date one another, one of us has to get another job." As the older of you two and the one with more work experience, you should be the person to job-hunt -- that's only the polite thing to do.
It could be the next great scene in The Tyler Movie, too. Best, Liz Dear Liz, I value your advice and I'm in a sticky situation.
But, when those co-workers are in a manager/subordinate relationship, the problems can be even more pronounced.
If you manage a team in your next job, don't go out to bars after work with your team members.
If she says "That's okay Tyler, I had a great time and I hope we can go out for real sometime" you can say "I would be totally into that Megan.
If they want to party together after work, that's great.
Let them go to the bar without you, or go for one drink and then take off -- alone.
If you two are still interested in seeing one another socially one of you has to get another job.