It's hard on the rest of us in the office as it's affecting her work and the way she talks to people.
I'm pretty happy on my own but I am struggling with her constant talk of what a failure women are without a man by their side.
Your colleague moans and complains about her lot as a single person and the rest of you catch her “bad mood” like a virus leaving you flattened and depressed.
I’m not surprised you want to find a remedy for the problem. If she had a bad cold you would probably try to keep your distance whilst at the same time boosting your immune system.
Romance-policy violations can lead to supervisor reprimands, job relocation requirements, position changes and even termination.
Dating policies at work protect employers from sexual harassment lawsuits, scandalous affairs, biased promotions, low office morale, decreased productivity, co-worker jealousy and emotional workplace tensions.
Even though some of these negative conditions exist even with romance policies, rules and regulations make employees think twice before engaging in such behavior.
According to "Workforce" magazine, problems arise when supervisors date subordinates and other employees claim favoritism.
Some office romance policies completely forbid employees from dating co-workers, while others disallow only subordinate-supervisor relationships.
Could merging of work and dating be the ultimate in efficiencies?
Really, your grandmother’s admonishments of never fishing in the company pond resonate with echoes of yesteryear.
Ignoring affections you feel for a co-worker might not be an easy life choice, but refusing to do so could mean heartache in the work place.
Some companies have official office romance policies to reduce risks associated with misconduct, office scandals and poor work performance.