I am not sure if you have all seen the news about David Letterman. In a nutshell, Ole’ Dave was dipping his pen in the company ink, repeatedly, for years. I watched him reveal the story about a man attempting to extort money to keep the dirty secrets on the air. It was extremely odd because the audience was laughing as he was recounting the ordeal, weaving in humor whenever he could.
I suppose it can be a cautionary tale about dating and sleeping with co-workers. I doubt that someone with his public image will ever have true remorse about what he did. I just wonder about the women that were involved.
When you work with people you tend to reach a level of comfort. If you don’t have boundaries, it would be easy to cross the line and give in to the attraction you feel. It seems as if today’s society is more accepting of workplace romances. I know couples who openly date at work and it doesn’t seem to be problematic for them.
Have you ever dated a co-worker? Was it a good experience or a nightmare?
If someone new started working in your company, would you pursue things if you were attracted to them right away?
Do you think there are ways to make dating a co-worker actually work for you? How do you avoid the drama in the office? What happens if the relationship doesn’t work out?
What do you think of Letterman’s revelation? How do you think he has handled the “scandal” of dipping his pen in the company ink?