Will they exclude you from certain conversations, because they don't know what you'll relay to your new love?
That being said though, how will you feel if you give into this desire? Keeping them in the loop upfront not only shows respect but that you're mature enough to deal with the situation.
Are you willing to live with the regret of not knowing? No need to go into details about your feelings for bae, but do tell your boss that the relationship won't interfere with your work performance. Rather than turning it into the source of all office gossip in perpetuity, use discretion when telling your coworkers. Keep your attention where it should be during office hours.
Let's say you become involved with someone in your department, and you receive a promotion. Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion.
Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and evaluating your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you.
Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out.
You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. If you're smart, you will deal with the real world and anticipate plenty of heartache before this tale concludes.Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees. You can rail against the unfairness of it all, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street.You're not being paid to date, so don't spend your time on the clock making googly eyes across the conference room table.This goes beyond just physical PDA — keep conversations at the office related to the job.And if not, is one of you prepared to switch jobs or departments?