According to executive coach and management consultant Marc Dorio, starting a relationship with your boss is a no-win-situation for you. And if you stay together, people will find out—no matter how discrete you are, says Dorio.Once that happens, any work success you have, like a promotion or raise, will be seen as a result of your relationship, not your hard work.According to new reports, the chairman of Restoration Hardware has resigned from his job after the company discovered that he was in a relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. Okay, we get it—sometimes people fall in love at work.But there's a big difference between getting cozy with a coworker on your level, and dating the boss. If you break up, you're in an awkward spot and, depending on the guy, he could make your work life total hell.So be clear about why your colleague is now getting special treatment.People in positions of power can seem very attractive.
There are many psychological reasons why you might develop a crush on your boss – most of us spend the majority of our week in our work environment so it could simply be the amount of time you spend together.Then she didn’t show up the next day, and I was asked to handle her files.Fine, I remained a team player and above all, professional. Naomi stormed out of his office beet red and fuming.Both Naomi and my boss were in a very bad mood the rest of the day and it was a little difficult to approach them for follow-ups and work related issues. All I can say is that before they started dating, things were calm and my job was going great. Check to see if manager-subordinate romances are allowed. For instance, some companies insist that one of the involved parties must transfer to a different division, if possible.That way potential conflicts of interest can be minimized.