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Workin' It Out

Workin' It Out

It all happens so quickly. One day your eyes meet over the coffee maker, and the next you accidentally brush hands as she gives you a TPS report. The next thing you know, you're involved in a hot and heavy office romance.

While it may seem fun at first, the road to a successful workplace rendezvous is riddled with potholes and potential danger zones, especially when you get involved with a superior. Think about it; If one of you performs poorly in the bedroom, will it come back to haunt you in the boardroom?

Australian researchers say that it's about time to do an in-depth study on the subject of office romance gone wrong and are currently looking for people who are willing to tell their stories to use in a new study.

"It's such a messy area, I think researchers haven't wanted to go there," Ruth Byrne, the study's coordinator told The Age.

"But we do know that the effects are enormous - people end up leaving their job, even making attempts on their own lives."

We know that there are a lot of people who have been successful at finding romance in the work place, but what about those flings that haven't worked out? Do you think it's possible to make it work at work?

Posted: 9/30/08

Yeah. I don't think it works so well in real-life. Oh, to be on an NBC show. I mean, talk about dating potential.

  • By Kiki76
  • on 10/1/08 12:07 PM EST

Jim and Pam from The Office are doing OK! Oh wait, I just remembered that they're fictional characters. Who are on television. There goes that example.

  • By Karadc
  • on 10/1/08 9:38 AM EST