We all know the age old saying "don't mix business with pleasure" but since the average American spends about 1800 hours at work each year it doesn’t come as a surprise that office romances are at an all time high.
Surveys show that 58% of employees say they have been involved in an office romance. Only 19% were completely open about their relationships while 22.5% only told close friends. 43% of employees say they are currently aware of an office romance happening between two co-workers.
Not only do we go to work to earn a living and to take care of our homes and families, but we also go to enjoy the social-aspects of relating with people. We develop close and casual friendships with work colleagues that sometimes turn into more... Recent statistics show that the workplace has become the #1 place where married people engaging in infidelity have met the other person.
Office affairs can create problems for us both at work and home, often impacting career prospects and leading to relationship, marriage breakup and divorce!
Although some people don't see it as a big deal, others look at it as career suicide. What is your opinion about workplace affairs?