Jim and Pam Halpert may have had one of the greatest fantasy relationships in TV, but a new survey suggests the start of their office romance was nothing out of the ordinary: A whopping 54% of workers have had sex with a coworker. More
Topic: office relationships
What do you do when you are so wildly attracted to a colleague that every time he or she walks into a room your face lights on fire? The answer is simple: You do nothing. The most important thing to keep in mind is what your purpose is in that particular environment. You’re not at work to meet your soulmate, or a fling, or even to make friends; you’re there to do great work. More
Exhibit #7,849 why you shouldn’t have an affair with an underling at work: Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has been suspended in the midst of a tawdry scandal that began with his affair with an officer working under him. After his mistress found out he was at a conference with yet another woman, she tweeted a photo of herself with her service weapon in her mouth, and things spiraled downward from there. More
The chairman and co-chief of Restoration Hardware has been let go right before their public offering because he’s dating a younger former-employee. But as long as the relationship is consensual, I don’t understand why it needed to end his career. More
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Rupert Sanders obviously have a lot of personal issues to work through. I hope that they manage to do that in private. But there’s also some serious workplace awkwardness that’s bound to arise when you cheat on your co-star with your director. And it might teach Stewart some valuable lessons about office romance. More
Katie Holmes’ filing for and resolution of divorce from Tom Cruise was fortunately over so quickly that prying media had very little chance to milk it. But smart professional women paid attention to one aspect of the information that was made public.
News outlets had reported that Holmes had shared confidences with Cruise’s second ex-wife Nicole Kidman who proved supportive of Holmes’ plans to terminate the marriage.
On the surface, Kidman might have seemed an unlikely ally. But Holmes was smart. At a deeper level, who better to connect with than a person who has the experience and inner resources you need? More
Blame the charming new romantic comedy movie Ruby Sparks for the explosion of penned-in cubicle workers shouting “If only!!!”
Ruby Sparks is about a once successful young writer named Calvin. One night Calvin has a dream about a gal named Ruby Sparks whom he begins to use in his writing. Then she magically turns up in his apartment. And, much to the amazement of Calvin, she does whatever he writes her to do.
Were we all in possession of that magic wand capable of provoking co-workers to do our bidding when it comes to improving personal hygiene, creating beneficial company-wide programs and, not least of all, getting raises and promotions. And, just like Ruby, our office mates would have no clue that they had been “worked on” through our under-the-radar strategies. More
I’m writing this piece to inform you of a really horrible trend in corporate team-building. But also as a plea to my editor-in-chief Meredith Lepore, to never, ever make me participate in a juice cleanse for work. Seriously, Meredith. I won’t be able to handle it. More
If I had one pet peeve from working in an office environment, it was people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. I can handle a mistake, as long as the person owns up to it. Attempting to blame everyone else without taking a little responsibility for yourself when things went wrong was basically the mortal sin of office survival.
So I guess that explains why CNN’s ratings have to gone to hell. More
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What do you do when your co-worker can’t let go of a grudge? It’s hard to make someone else get past their own drama before they’re ready. But you can try to address the underlying issues of the problem, to make sure that your current actions aren’t adding fuel to the fire. More
And you thought the only lesson that would come out of Enron was, “Don’t do this…”
Remember all those emails that were released after Enron’s collapse. Well one scientist wasn’t really concerned with an accounting scandal. He analyzed them to see how gossip effects an office, and his findings might surprise you. More
There’s something about making a commitment to care about someone else’s needs above my own that has a profound effect on the way I make decisions. Exchanging wedding vows didn’t just change my living arrangements, though sharing a closet is definitely a compromise I wasn’t prepared for. It didn’t just impact my budget, though thank the Lord for a single mortgage payment. Becoming a wife added a very important step to my decision-making process. It added the step where I actively look at the way each and every choice will effect someone else. That step has made all the different in my work performance. More
In the wide range of awkward office situations, meeting a new boss after your recent one was let go might rank right up there with the day after a wild holiday party. Everyone is averting eye contact, trying to get the lay of the land before they speak up or stand out. There are a million rumors about what might or might not have happened before lunch time even rolls around. New management is a tense and potentially tricky part of office life.
So we decided to reach out to some managers and career consultants to find out the best ways to thrive after your company undergoes a shake-up. More
Music fans of Justin Timberlake can get excited. After three long years, he’s getting back in the recording studio. But he isn’t consulting with Timbaland and he won’t be releasing a new album. He’s composing the music for Jessica Biel‘s new movie, where she’ll be both starring and producing. In other words, his new fiance will kind of be his boss.
So now seems like the perfect time to discuss collaborating with your significant other. More