I work at a chain restaurant, I won't say which one but there are many good looking girls there, the only downside is that they're all smokers and that's one of the few things that I can't stand. It did get me thinking though, what are everyone's opinions on dating in the workplace? Avoid or engage?
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Avoid, avoid avoid!
Oh man, that's such a bad idea.
I dated this girl who worked at the same place as me. However, she worked in a completely different department, and at a completely different time.
After people figured it out, which was really quick for some reason (turned out she went around telling everyone) that one of the senior guys in my department had gone out with her and fooled around with her. I guess he thought he was still going to keep that going as a every once in awhile thing, cause he got really mad.
He was one of my biggest supporters at first, but over time he stopped talking to me, he didn't want to back me up at work. And then he tried getting me fired by reporting an event incorrectly.
Lucky for me there were people from some of the other departments that witnessed it, and reported it as it happened. In the end I left for another department, having broke things off with the girl for issues that were unrelated, and because of his report, he was brought shame on himself and ended up having to leave for another department too, giving up seniority, and rank, and ruining his reputation.
The girl always talked to others about how good I was, which seemed flattering at the time, but now that I've wisen up, I realize it's better not to have my personal business spread to the wind. Especially in that work, you don't need people knowing your business.0