Oh yeah, office romance, there can be a lot of good in dating someone from the office especially if they are your boss, but it can also be risky. If you’re dating your boss or you’re in love with them here are some tips to keep in mind to make the relationship work smoothly.
1. Draw The A Clear Line
Do your best not to mix business and pleasure. Don’t get carried away at the moment that you disrespect them in the office, try not to get too familiar with them at the office
2. Don’t Take Too Much Advantage Of Their Position
Do your best to be as fair as possible when dealing with others don’t take unfair advantage of the relationship with the boss, it could backfire later
3. Be Yourself
It might be a little overwhelming at first that you were picked out of the lot, to date your boss, but don’t let it get to your head. Stand up for yourself, don’t let the admiration and reverence deter you from taking a stance on other things.
4. Low Or No PDA
Keep the public display of affection to the barest minimum around the work environment, this includes kissing, caressing or ass grabbing. It makes you look unprofessional and sometimes cheap.
5. Keep It To Yourself
It should not be public knowledge unless the relationship is official or you’re engaged. Try to avoid blurting it out to everyone. There’s no need for it to be public information.
6. Deal With Thee Gossip
People at work love a bit of gossip every now and then. Once a rumor starts spreading about your affair, it may affect how the others see you. Don’t let the gossip get to you or affect your disposition to your colleagues.
7. Do Your Job Well
Your boss may now hav3 a soft spot for you, but this should by no means result in a decrease in your performance, in fact, it should inspire you to do better. Like I said earlier don’t thinks about favors do you best to earn your status and promotion too.
8. Maintain A Balance
Give importance to your relationship without affecting the work. Try to maintain a strong bond with your partner without crossing work boundaries, discuss less of work when you’re out of work and less or none of your personal life when you’re at work.
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9. Understand The Consequences Of A Breakup
Most people don’t like to consider this in a relationship but it happens. How do you plan to deal with a breakup if it happens? Have an agreement with them in case the relationship turns sour or a backup plan, like a transfer or a new job. A written agreement might be very good for both parties.
Adhere to these rules if you’re gonna get into the lifestyle of dating your boss! Good luck with that.
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