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Younger workers OK with dating a boss and tweeting about it

Employers may be surprised to find out just how many young Finance staffers don’t have a problem with dating a manager or even the CFO — and talking about the relationship on their social media sites.

Nearly half (40%) of employees said they think it would be OK to date a manager and use social media to talk about that relationship.

That’s according to a recent study by Workplace Options.

By far, younger employees — those between the ages of 18 and 29 — are much more comfortable with dating a co-worker than other groups. In fact, almost 85% of employees in this age group said they’d date a co-worker.

On the other end of the spectrum, 90% of employees between ages 46 and 65 said dating a work colleague is a bad idea.

The study also found that 70% of all employees said romantic workplace relationships can improve morale and employee performance.

Readers, what do you think: Is it OK for employees to date a manager, is dating a co-worker a morale booster?  Let us know in the Comments section.

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  • Anne

    When you’re in love, everything seems acceptable; however, when the relationship turns sour, that causes problems. Once love turns to hate, you have to see that person every day, as long as you’re employed there. If he’s the boss, can he remain unaffected by the breakup? What if he’s married, how would that affect the office atmosphere?

    It is never a good idea to date a co-worker or a boss. If you want to date a co-worker, get transferred out of the department so you don’t have to work together or quit and go somewhere else. Then you can have the relationship and enjoy it, without the breakup problems that go along with co-workers!