Hi Guys! We are happy to have Brian Jenkins back to guest blog today about office crushes:
Many, many people develop crushes on co-workers. Without these office crushes, the workplace would be even more boring! The crush could represent real feelings, or perhaps you’re just desperate for change and the crush represents hope. Perhaps the “newness” will wear off and you’ll wonder why you had a crush on them in the first place.
According to a Monster.com survey, 53 percent of employees had a crush on a co-worker, and 36 percent of these crushes developed into workplace relationships. 73 percent of employees think openly dating a co-worker could jeopardize job security and advancement and 62 percent believe workplace relationships are a distraction.
Crushes at work can be emotional roller coasters. An office crush can become a huge distraction and prevent you from being a model employee. If an office crush becomes a relationship, they may provide intimate details about the relationship to co-workers if the relationship ends poorly. How you deal with your office crush can impact your life and career.
Office crushes can be frivolous and even inappropriate, however sometimes they can lead to meaningful, long-lasting relationships. Have you ever had an office crush? If yes, let us know what happened!
By Brian Jenkins, Guest Blogger Misadventures in Atlanta Blog
Brian Jenkins writes about many different topics that relate to life in the workplace for BrainTrack.com