Office Love Taboo?

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A lot of people are against work love. They feel like it’s too much work and not enough privacy. As a woman counterpart in a work romance I kind of agree. Before my partner and I became an item I was very quiet on our team at work. I did my job, adhered to company policies and went home. Few people knew me outside of the young lady that always wore heels and dressed really well. I enjoyed it that way and did what I felt was necessary to maintain it. So when him and I started to really gain feelings for one another I had to work hard to conceal them.

I didn’t really talk much, but his natural disposition is to be friendly, with women. So sometime we would lock eyes and my face would be screwed up, unbeknownst to me. I trust him wholehearted,but I didn’t like his interaction with females even though I knew it was completely harmless. When he began to gain feelings it was kind of obvious. We were always talking, somehow we wound up around each other, came in together, went home together. Eventually people started to put two and two together, which lead to questions. It irritated me because although we are coworkers, my love life isn’t anyone’s business.

I disregarded all inquiries, allowing people to believe what they wanted and I urged him to do the same. No one ever had the balls to come to me, it was just get back to my ear that we were topic of discussion. Our love was ours and it was sacred. Even though this was our workplace I was very sensitive about the matters of my heart. It is beyond pertinent to know and understand your love interest. That way it is solely up to you to be able to weigh the benefits and deficits of a work romance.

Now, for us 20 somethings, even thirties, we spend the majority of our time at work. Part time and full time, you’re at work more than your at home. If you happen to work in a close knit setting like a call center, office job, retail store etc. that open communication and team dependence will naturally draw you to someone. Working with people day and day out, you get to really see people for who they are. Especially if you all have that instant connection. The hardest part of doing the job would be clocking out and going your separate ways.

I read an articles guide to dating in the workplace by Fox Business writer Kathryn B.Vasel where she mentioned Jennifer Grasz, Vice President of Corporate Communications with Career Builder. The scholar had a lot to say that I found intriguing. “While dipping into the office dating pool can be risky, 31% of people who have dated in the workplace have walked down the aisle with their office sweetheart, she adds.” 31% isn’t high but it isn’t low either. Which means people are taking the risk on love and it’s working in their favor.

I work with a team of players that’s vary in age and the behavior is sort of high school related. However, as mature adults very much so in love and needing to keep our jobs we try not to complicate things by blatantly mixing business with pleasure.

It’s levels to this.

With Love,

Storie Stone

The Storie Will Be Televised

B R I L L I A N T. Successful Project Product. Proud Black Sheep and all around Thoroughbred. 26. Planted in Chicago,IL | Blossomed in Atlanta, GA

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