Stats Career Builder study states that 39% of employees they surveyed accepted dating a co-worker at least once in their career, while 17% dated co-workers at least twice, and 30% of those people said they had gone on to marry the person. Rather, companies have special policies and guidelines to prohibit relationships in their offices.But, the toughest decision to make is when you are planning to hit on your boss. Especially, when you are in the same place and report directly as a subordinate to your boss.He says that since both parties are single, and the relationship is consensual, it’s a private matter.I told him I’d check with our attorney about potential legal issues, but IOribe makes high-end hair and beauty products, but its system to handle employee expenses was the equivalent of a comb-over in a windstorm -- a tangled mess.They pay, not just in dollars and cents but also in reputation, degradation and a permanent cloud that often soils corporate culture forever. Bill O'Reilly, who hosts the O'Reilly Factor on Fox Networks, has had alleged allegations of sexual harassment and we all know of the former President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal.We only hear about the highly publicized celebrity and media stories, but truth be told, these stories happen everywhere and can happen to anyone.For the past week, as the author of the Harper Collins' (News Corp) global bestseller "Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out on Top at Work," I have been on countless televisions shows as a talking head to comment on the sexual harassment issue at CBS, concerning "The David Letterman Show." CBS, by the way, has been often referred to as "The Tiffany Network," for its "high-quality" programming.There have been allegations that "the boss," David Letterman, himself, turned the famous landmark "The Ed Sullivan Theatre" into a sort of alleged bordello.
Additionally, the roles for each party need to be well-defined.The boss-employee sex thing is bad enough, but then--"the back story," as they say in television, in a story even some of the best television writers could not make up, it's alleged that another "Tiffany Network" employer, from within the very news department that Walter Cronkite had worked, was allegedly blackmailing Letterman about his alleged affairs. (Just kidding Katie) Sexual harassment, much like incest, is no laughing matter, as Mackenzie Phillips wrote in her book about her alleged consensual sexual relationship with her father.Once again, the word "consensual" doesn't change anything.If either side of the boss and employee relationship does not hold up their end of the teamwork requirements, then productivity suffers and teamwork cannot be established.Many companies have policies on personal relationships within the organization.