NEW VAULT.COM SURVEY SHOWS THAT 59% OF WORKERS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN AN OFFICE ROMANCE
Vault.Com Surveys Over 2,000 Professionals About The Office Romance; Find Out What They Had To Say
New York, NY, (February 9, 2011) Vault.com, the source for career intelligence, has released the results from its annual Office Romance Survey, which showed that more workers are willing to ignore the risks involved with finding love in the workplace. According to the survey, 59% of respondents said that they have participated in some form of office romance, whether it was a one-night stand, a casual relationship, a long-term commitment, or all of the above.
“Good economy or bad economy - we spend more than half of our day at work and those same colleagues are often invited to socialize after work, creating opportunities to blur from professional to personal,” noted Jason Levin, a career expert at Vault.com. “Whether that’s ok or not depends on the people involved. Your reputation in and out of the office could be in serious jeopardy depending on how each party handles the end of the relationship. Those involved need to go into this type of relationship with both “eyes open,” knowing the risks and having a plan to deal with an office romance if it goes sour.”
Vault’s Office Romance Survey was conducted in January 2011 and consists of responses from 2,083 employees representing various industries across the United States, split almost equally among gender and age lines, although slightly skewed toward 25-30 year olds. Respondents discussed their office romance – the outcome, the impact, and whether or not they would enter into another relationship with a co-worker, in addition to juicier details about workplace trysts, cheating co-workers, supervisor-subordinate relationships and the controversy around whether office romances have led to unfair favoritism.
According to one respondent, "We work so much. If I were single, why would I pass up an opportunity to date someone cool just because I work with her? It's all about maintaining a separation between work and romance." Another respondent said: "No. There is simply too much at risk on both a professional and private basis. The risks far outweigh the rewards.” And one more noted, “You do what you have to do to move up the ranks.”
For more results from the office romance survey, click here.
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