Dating boss

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That colleague now “reports” to my boss’s boss; however, he is rarely in the office, so my colleague and my boss (her boyfriend) have weekly one-on-ones. I don’t think she is as qualified or performs as well as the rest of our team.

She once was assigned a project but apparently didn’t have time to finish it, so her boyfriend (my boss) completed it for her.

It will be good for your career – unfortunately even if this isn’t your motivation other people may view a relationship with the boss as a means to an end – a step up the career ladder rather than arising out of genuine attraction and affection.

It will be good for your career if it works out and you end up in partnership but while there is a power difference there are likely to be problems.

Some jobs require the boss to be in communications 24 hours a day.

One of the downfalls of this is being on call, or receiving calls at home at inconvenient hours.

Furthermore, the short, intense timeline and lack of distance and discretion suggest that this romance — and their reputations — could be smoking rubble by the time this answer sees print.

Even if your company has no official policy on canoodling co-workers, you may have to go to HR if this venereal vortex threatens to suck you in — say, if your boss starts asking you to cover for his girlfriend, or if their imbroglio becomes openly disruptive (slamming doors, flying staplers).

You will get plenty of time together – it doesn’t suit everyone, some people may find working alongside someone maintaining a professional relationship, and then all evening in a personal relationship a bit too much.

The danger is the roles will get blurred and either your work or personal life could suffer – having said that, some people thrive on having so much contact.

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