Relationships At Work: Do You Dare?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11184955

Have you ever had a relationship with a colleague, or (maybe) your boss?

Sometimes, you can meet the most incredible people in the workplace, right? You normally share (some) common ground, due to working in the same industry, so what happens if you take it further?

Do you keep your relationship strictly professional in the office, and romantic after hours?

Apparently some New Zealand employers (including Air NZ, Fonterra, Telecom, NZ Police, Defence Force) are taking the above quite seriously: ensuring you sign a contract promising “not to have sex with staff.” If you enter a relationship with a colleague, you need to disclose the status quo straight away, or face the (possibly legal) consequences.

Have they gone too far, do you think?

I have had two historical relationships in my (previous) workplace’s sometime ago, and actually married one of them!

So naturally I have an opinion.

Good luck corporates!

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