As the old saying goes "you don't dip your pen in the company ink. Is this age-old adage becoming extinct? If you believe the stats of new employees entering the workforce, it might seem so. But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.
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In John R. Apparently, this rule was broken at a New York Wal-Mart when two sales associates started dating, one of which was legally married, althought separated from her husband. They were both immediately fired. It is undeniably wrong for a company to mix personal decisions about life with business.
Workplace romances tend to be the stuff of legend — either because a department or entire company got dragged into the drama, or the couple lives happily ever after. Rarely is there a middle ground. For that reason, many companies discourage interoffice dating.
For many, the workplace is a prime opportunity to meet someone you may eventually have a romantic interest in. However, employers may have another opinion on the matter. Many employers see the idea of employees dating one another as potentially threatening productivity or even opening up too much liability for the employer.