office-relationshipLove at the workplace?  Yes or no?  It will definitely get you out of bed and to work on time, but are the benefits of a work place relationship really worth it?  In the beginning, an office love affair is the sweetest thing imaginable.  In the beginning, you do your best to let that person know she/he has an admirer.  Cut to chase-you two exchange phone numbers and you’re up all hours of the night chit chatting.  Then comes the inevitable, the both of you sneak away somewhere for a little sumthin-sumthin.  You find one particular place somewhere in the building, and before you know it, you’re wiping and cleaning up bodily fluids and adjusting your clothes.

   The excitement of getting caught is euphoric.  It becomes addictive and you begin taking greater risks.  A quick suck of a tit in the elevator, a fast hand job in the stairwell becomes the norm.  Emails, phone calls, and text messages between the two of you consume the 8 hours you’re paid for a job to do.  Again comes the inevitable.  You two break up, and you will break up, and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.  Don’t shit where you eat, my father once told me many years ago, but of course I had to learn the hard way.  The downside of a workplace  relationship is once the relationship is over, you’re forced to continue working with that ex.

   And nothing is worse than going to a job you may not be in love with in the first place, then add someone you don’t want to be around in the second place.  It’ll make for an awfully long day. The tension, the eye rolling, the trouble of avoidance is not worth it.  Keep in mind, the same friends you once shared with your former lover will remain friends with your ex, or vice versa.  Either way, someone’s feelings are going to get hurt.  And let’s not forget about when your ex moves on, and begins dating someone else. The decision of having a workplace love affair ultimately lies with the participants.  Best of luck.  Enjoy it while you can.

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