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Should You Mix Pleasure With Business?

If you are like most guys, slaving away to make a living, you find yourself spending more time with the people you work with than anyone else in your life. It only stands to reason, that at some point, you will probably find yourself attracted to one of your workplace counterparts.

Should you take advantage of this job “perk” or keep it strictly professional?

Office hook-ups are common, but can come with some major complications that should be considered before making a hot visit to the supply closet.

  1. Are you her boss? Is she yours?

    If so, don’t even think about it! Most companies have strict policies about relationships with subordinates, and one of you directly reporting to the other will create a situation where both of you lose… possibly your jobs!  Even if you aren’t in a direct reporting structure with her, any inequality in title could open the door for expectations that there will be favor given, or some sort of professional benefit, from the relationship.

  2. What kind of drama will come if things go badly?

    Would it be hard to continue working together after a failed hook-up? Even just office gossip or rumors of a hook-up, whether it really happened or not, can create an awkward work environment and could call your integrity into question.

  3. Is a piece of ass worth losing your job over?

    Ultimately it could come to getting fired, depending on our workplace and its policies. Not only could you find yourself unemployed, but getting tangled up in an office affair could ruin your professional reputation, your career path, and could land you in legal trouble if you wind up with sexual harassment allegations. That’s a worst-case scenario, but worth thinking about.

If you have considered the potential pitfalls above, and are still determined to explore the “benefits package” your co-worker is offering, keep the physical action out of the office.  As tempting as going at it in the copier room might sound, the risk of getting caught with your pants down, literally, isn’t worth it.

We all know you might want to bang the hot secretary. However, unless it’s her last day with your company and you can seal the deal at happy hour, it’s better to let your head take the lead over your dick when it comes to office hook-ups.

About the author

Lisa, aka Random Girl, is a mild-mannered professional by day, wickedly clever blogger/sex goddess/smartass by night. Lisa has very little internal filtering and is the voice behind Random Girl Blogs. She also makes fantastic chocolate chip cookies.

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6 Responses to “Should You Mix Pleasure With Business?”

  1. Brandon says:

    Sadly I passed up the opportunity at an old job. She was married (and so was I) and there was a lot of tension between the two of us. I didn't do anything back then because of the fear of repercussions. But looking back, I should have.

    DAMN she was hot. And because I told her no, she found someone else. At least I can take pride in knowing I was her first choice.

  2. Lance says:

    I have had this pass before me three times in my life. I turned away all three times.

    Work is work. Pleasure is pleasure. There's not a conduit between the two.

  3. Rita says:

    You know what's funny? I hadn't even considered this as a possibility until I read your post and then thought…hmmm…boy that sure would make work more fun! haha!

  4. Kage says:

    i like to throw a hump at my boss whenever i can. it's good for her morale, and she always has the sweetest flushed look after. whenever i see her all dressed to kill, i just can't resist her. god, what a body.

    what's that? oh. yes, i am self employed? WHAT OF IT?

  5. june says:

    can we use our email to receive your post each day?

    • Jamie says:

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