Romance is booming in the workplace, according to a new study by an
Online portal Career Builder has found that 43 per cent of the
workers it polled had been romantically linked with a colleague at
one time or another.
Furthermore, one in five said that they had gone on to marry a
colleague while 12 per cent said that they wanted to date a fellow
But while this news will have some sections of the population
reaching for their hankies on the eve of St Valentine's Day, Career
Builder has warned that office romances can have serious
repercussions on the workplace.
Rosemary Haefner, a vice president at Career Builder, said: "It's
important to remember that even if both sides are willing
participants, office relationships could have repercussions.
"Policies on office romance vary from company to company and it's
the responsibility of individuals to know where their employer
Other figures from the study have shown that infidelity is a major
issue for colleagues dating each other, with 30 per cent of male
and 22 per cent of female workers admitting to seeing a fellow
employee they knew was married.
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