Dating in the workplace players

"Ghosting" is likely here to stay in the workplace, and it seems like a big conversation about fairness and double standards needs to be had.Over the course of our careers, there are certain types of coworkers we run into over and over. Until we learn how to manage them, we’re hopelessly distracted by the daily frustration of their existence.

Linked In's Cutter wrote that "some of the behavior may stem not from malice, but inexperience." It makes sense.

"Professionals who entered the workforce a decade ago, during the height of the Great Recession, have never encountered a job market this strong," Cutter continued.

The study, by Stanford University, California, was based on a sample of heterosexual Americans but British academics say trends here are similar.

Steve Mc Kay, professor of social research at Lincoln University, said: “Being accused of chatting someone up in the workplace is seen as more creepy, even if in the past it would be seen as quite normal.” Couples therapist Susanna Abse added: “It is a shame we have got so prudish about it.

The fact that two individuals have been in a consensual sexual relationship does not mean that sexual harassment may not occur following the end of the relationship.

Example: A young employee and her boss engaged in consensual sexual intercourse on four occasions.

It found that the boom time to hook up over the water cooler was from 1980 to the late 1990s.

Office romances hit their height in 1995, when 19 per cent of couples said they met “through or as co-workers”.

Bloomberg points out that Bureau of Labor Statistics data confirms the rise of quitting jobs: 2.4 percent of workers quit their jobs this May, which is almost double the 1.3 percent that called it quits in May of 2010. A Twitter video by Tic Toc, Bloomberg's news network on Twitter, explains that it might have something to do with the current nature of the job market.

"With the unemployment rate at an 18 year low, there are more open jobs than unemployed workers — giving people the courage to walk away," they reason.

These young professionals may find themselves in a situation they've never dealt with before: juggling multiple job offers, and not knowing exactly how to turn some down.

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