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Workplace Romance: Expectation vs. Reality

The topic of workplace romance is enough to strike fear into the hearts of all HR higher ups. But defying convention and breaking the rules can be so much fun. The daily grind and monotony of 9-5 can be maddening, you may as well try spice up your day. But be warned, the reality of following through with such an endeavour can be quite treacherous – be careful! Here are the six expectations and realities of a workplace romance.  

Gentle Flirt

 

Expectation:

Just a cheeky wink and a flick of the hair, no big deal.

Reality:

Danger lurks in every corner, that hair flick might put your back out. 
 

Suggestive Email

 

Expectation:

How naughty – but whatever helps get you through the day – you do you.    

Reality:

That busy body from accounts that makes passive aggressive laminated signs in the kitchen will definitely report you.   
 

Sex on the Job

 

Expectation:

You pair of dirty rotten scoundrels, hooking up on the job is very unprofessional – but you were never one to follow convention.

Reality:

A second lunch is better than sex.
 

Cute Lunches

 

Expectation:

Oh a romantic picnic. How delightful! 

Reality:

Animals are watching. Animals are perverts. 
 

Team Work

 

Expectation:

Team work can be a rather testing task, but not when it’s with your office romance.  

Reality:

Get a hold of yourselves and finish the gosh darn project. 
 

The inevitable break up

 

Expectation:

Ok, bye then. Time to move on with my career.   

Reality:

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