What if our employers catered to a shattered relationship like they did the flu? What if a philandering boyfriend or husband was treated like a heart attack, and your boss not only encouraged time off but shuddered at the thought of returning at less then 100 percent. In an ideal world, our employers could help our relationships stay healthy and strong.
Unvarnished.com, a user generated work review site that's still in beta, is kind of like the sleazy little sister to Linkedin.com. The site aims to help out employers with written reviews by co-workers of a person's actual performance on the job. Could this ruin a person's career and love life?
Asking your boss for sex clearly crosses the line from work flirting to sexual harassment, as one Australian former police officer learned. Is female success within the workplace making women more sexually aggressive? Are women so darn overworked they can't think of anywhere else to seek out some action? And—most disturbingly—are women more likely than men to get away with it?
As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become more and more difficult to leave your relationship drama at home where it belongs. Why? Because it follows you on your commute. And what if steamy encounters of undeniable chemistry tempt you out of your super-professional comfort zone … and into the HR department for a talk about the office's dating policy? Keeping work professional and keeping what's personal exciting is something most sensible women opt not to put on their to-do list. But there's no denying that it can happen. So here are the red flags to remember before making your move, and how to handle it once (or if!) you do.
Women aren't the only ones who struggle with "having it all." Men are faced with the touch choice between growing their personal fulfillment in a career or settling down with Ms. Right. An accomplished author chose work over love, delaying romance in order to pursue his dream career. He writes: "I'm 45 now. I've written for the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, GQ, and lots of others. But I'm not married." Read the rest of his story.
It's THE love story of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games: married pair skaters Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China have finally won gold in their fourth Olympics. The story seems made for TV, and their adoring glances flashed across the screen, almost too cute to be true. But they are very much for real. Here's how they and other figure skating couples make it work on and off the ice.
At the behest of his wife, my husband has been pursuing a different employer as his current position, while solid and benefit laden, offers no room for advancement and little job satisfaction. It is one of those jobs that his father's generation would have envied. In fact, his father is pretty incensed that he would like to leave. Problem is, my hubby hates it and he'll be there a million years before he ever gets a promotion because no one leaves. It's a graveyard and he knows it.
Making your mark in the business world requires for plenty of sacrifices, but one thing that should never be sacrificed is the goal of maintaining a healthy, loving relationship. As you methodically build your kingdom, keep the four next tips in mind, for they will help ensure that you'll have a contented lover sitting happily beside your throne.
To celebrate that women now make up half of the workforce (woot woot!) Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress have released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything. The publication explains what most of us already know—mainly that Americans love the money that working women make, but they're bummed that women aren't doing as much housework as in ye good old days.
One of the best things about being in a relationship is that you have someone to lean on when the going gets tough. When your partner is stressed, consider pro-actively offering support, instead of waiting for him to come to you. Here are six situations when your partner needs a little extra loving.
The economy has forced me to do some corporate writing alongside my "real" work which means deadlines and company politics and stress. Combine that with a spouse who is in town for less than 48 hours a week and who wants (and needs) to do little more than rest during that time and you're likely headed for the looney bin—or worse. But because I am in an open marriage, a polyamorous relationship, a polyfidelitous vee, I am not alone…at all.
Given that most people spend 2,000 hours a year at work, it's likely that at some point, a co-worker will make you want to dip your pen in the company ink. Forty percent of people have done it. Sure there are risks: Meeting-table awkwardness, colleague gossip and a sullied reputation. But on the upside, you might get to do it on your boss's desk. Avoid these conversation clichés to stay on the fast track to some serious job satisfaction.
It's always tricky to mix up work and romance, but in this downturn, I couldn't ignore the very real tug of the rent, loans, bills piling up. So if I couldn't have Raj as my boyfriend, at least there was something else I might get out of this encounter: some much needed peace of mind.