Hauppauge Dating - Why Dating Your Boss Can Be Risky
If you've ever want to be transported back to your high school days of eating tatar tots and discussing the Math Club meeting with the resident dorks, then just start dating your boss. Dollars to doughnuts that within five minutes of your first dinner at The Olive Garden, you'll be about as popular with your co-workers as Molly Ringwald was with her classmates in Pretty in Pink.
You will rarely enjoy a day off with a moment's peace. Instead, prepare to be the hot topic of conversation over morning coffee. What began as a day sick day will become: "Can you believe (insert boss/lovers name here) let (insert name here) have the day off?" "She's sooooo at the spa while the rest of us are here slaving....(insert name here) totally giving (insert name here) special treatment." No one will be very inclined to believe that you had a dentist appointment that kept you away from work for two weeks in the middle of summer.
Every day off, every promotion, each yearly bonus will be met with doubt and knowing glances. The fact that your idea to promote Bon Pain's new album with a contest won't matter. Ultimately, dating the boss causes your co-workers to question your ability to get the job done. In extreme cases, the people who once joined you at the local lounge for apple martini's will become a schoolyard bullies, only all grown up. Unfortunately, this time you can't beat the bully up like you did in grade school. Co-workers are just the icebreaker.
According to the law, the bullies/co-workers have a valid claim. Despite consent, a supervisor who engages in hanky/panky with a co-worker is a liability. In plain english, supervisor/subordinate relationships are a just one sexual harassment lawsuit away from putting the corporation out of business. Stockholders no likey sexual harassment lawsuits. With that in mind, take three guesses where the little rendezvous will land the boss? The unemployment line comes to mind. Then again, there's always McDonald's.
You've got it, not only does your weekend labumba lesson with the boss put you at any unfair advantage over your peers, but it's a violation of sexual harassment legislation. It's safe to say that the few hours of "enjoyed company" shared with your workplace commando (or commanda) isn't worth two ruined careers and little prospect of paying the bills. Or maybe you should try finding a new gig, preferably one where the boss is an eighty-eight year old with a balding head and moving dentures...little chance for love there.
Hauppauge Dating - Divorced and Dating Rules
It's the end of the second year of living all alone. You've finally gotten used to juggling grocery shopping with paying the bills online. You've even starting checking out the singles scene with your best friend who was wise enough to never get married. Maybe you've met someone and you're ready to get back in the saddle again.
Great. Just keep in mind that whether you've been off the market for thirty years or just three, the dating game has changed and there's more stuffed in the nooks and crannies than ever. For starters, if you're a divorced parent it really isn't necessary to introduce the kids to every person you date. Not only do you not know how very much about this person to expose your children to them, but the last thing you'd want is to have your son or daughter get attached to someone and later find out that you like them about as much as chopped liver.
Next, you need to familiarize yourself with the latest technology used for meeting me. Although it once seemed unlikely that technology and meeting people would be uttered in the same breath, internet dating and social networking sites offer an innovative approach to meeting a date. At worst, you'll end up with a new Yoga partner and that isn't too shabby.
It's important for the newly single to learn how to market themselves. Sadly, some divorced people seem to think dating management consist of spending the entire date talking about the ex's "inability to effectively communicate their desires" or their ingrown toenail. Neither of which make very appetitizing dinner dialogue. Keep talk of the ex off the table. With any luck, this date will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about you down the road.