“Proceed with caution if you’re about to embark on a workplace romance or office affair” says infidelity expert Ruth Houston who was recently quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on office romance.
Experts say that over 70% of single employees will become romantically involved with someone on the job at some point in their career. Research shows that people are more likely to date a coworker than anyone else. Today’s workplace has becomes the new “singles bar.” The workplace has also become the #1 place for married men and women to meet affair partners and conduct extramarital affairs.
“As tempting as it may be to date someone from work, the risks far outweigh the rewards” says Ruth Houston, infidelity expert and author of Is He Cheating on You?” Houston was recently quoted in a article in the business section of the Christian Science Monitor entitled To Date, or Not to Date by Randy Dotinga.
“An office romance can cause you legal problems as well as public embarrassment” points out Houston. If your .workplace lover becomes involved in a corporate scandal, you could be named as an accomplice, or hauled into court as a government witness.”
”Aside from legal issues, workers tempted to date their bosses should worry about whether a relationship will hurt their careers”, said Houston in the Christian Science Monitor article.
"If it ends badly and you were involved with someone in your direct chain of command, very nasty things can happen," Houston says, especially if your boss is married. "No matter how hard you work, some of your co-workers will always be convinced you got your raise or your promotion as a reward for sexual favors, rather than that you worked hard and earned it."
The Bottom Line on Office Romance
“My advice regarding office romance and workplace affairs is to avoid them, if at all possible, since the risks greatly outweigh the rewards,” says Ruth Houston. If you’re currently involved in a workplace romance, or you’re tempted to become involved in one despite Houston’s warnings, she has a tip sheet with guidelines to help you keep things on a professional level. To receive a copy of How to Keep Your Office Romance on a Professional Level, send an e-mail to RuthHoustonNY.aol.com with “Office Romance” in the subject line.
About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston is the author of Is He Cheating on You?- 829 Telltale Signs, a comprehensive guide which documents practically every known sign of infidelity. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Toronto Sun, the New York Post, Cosmopolitan, the Christian Science Monitor, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Marie Claire and numerous other publications here and abroad. She has also been a guest on over 100 radio and TV talk shows in the US, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, including Good Day New York, TalkAmerica, Telemundo, BBC, The Breakfast Club, Caracol Radio Network, ClearChannel, the Mike Gallagher Show, and 1010WINS.
To interview Ruth Houston, please call her at 718 592-6039 or email her at InfidelityExpert.gmail.com For more information on infidelity, visit http://www.InfidelityAdvice.com