I run a small company and am wondering what the consequences are of starting up a romantic relationship with one of my employees, and how it will affect my business and relationship with other employees.I know romantic relationships with people who work under you are discouraged, however Hi Dave, I've modified your question to address the concerns raised by @Chad, and have voted to reopen it. They met and started dating when she was studying under him. They probably broke all sorts of university regulations and crossed a bunch of boundaries. Like everythign else in life this is a riks/benefit tradeoff.If you do fall in love with your subordinate, then you will need to manage your relationship without affecting work or losing the professional atmosphere at the office.There is no harm in having some romance, as long as you know how to mix business with pleasure in a decent way.
You really don’t want to become “that couple,” to the exclusion of your other co-workers, and you also don’t want to spend If you and a coworker actually start dating, and plan on being a couple for a while, stop keeping it a secret.
In the end she lost her job too because he married someone else.
Ok let's be blunt and share some of the negative consequences I have personally experienced or observed from bosses dating their subordinates: It is risky, it is far less likely to work than not to work.
I am a lieutenant who would like to date a soldier..
I think it was caused by: Will I be endangering my military career if I ask a subordinate out on a date?