As with any relationship, be intentional and over-communicate with your S.
After firing CEO Dov Charney last month, American Apparel decided to update its company code of ethics with stricter guidelines regarding interoffice relationships.
Despite keeping physical touch to an absolute minimum, I've still had coworkers complain to management about this, and it's usually because they're annoyed about something else and simply using my relationship as a scapegoat.
It can be hard to flip a switch all the time with your physical and even spoken affection, going between work and free time, but it's really crucial to keep romance out of the workplace.
“If you’re a manager, you should be held to a higher standard,” she says.
And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can’t always be a bad idea, right?To get around this, I always try to leave work at work and home at home, so to speak.I've made a conscious effort with my boyfriends to not talk too much about our private lives at work or talk too much about work drama when we're on our own time.According to the new policy, “No management-level employee may make sexual advances, welcome or unwelcome, toward any subordinate.” Considering Charney’s time with the company was riddled with allegations of sexual harassment, it’s no surprise that the company wants to take a more conservative approach to fraternization.But here’s the thing: Whether or not there are policies forbidding them, office relationships happen.Best to start things off slow before making it official and get to know one another as friends first. You get to be with your boyfriend while earning money at the same time. I actually think the worst part about working with someone you're dating is not being able to get a break.