So I told you guys I'm starting with a new company tomorrow right? Well in trying not to think about the cases and files and case files and court appearances and applications and petitions and all of it my mind steered towards more sugary sweet thoughts. This is also coupled with the fact that I chatted with Ola about an hour ago and I found myself in stitches. She's dating someone at the office and it's this steamy hot romance. Suddenly work is a very exciting place to be and she takes delight in picking out the pencil skirts that show off her ample curves the best. She's suddenly interested in makeup and wants to know how to achieve a sultry smokey-eyed look. Her excitement is contagious and I find myself wondering. Honestly I've never been in support of office affairs or office romance and so after my chat with Ola and after I'd ironed my work clothes and put everything in place I gingerly powered up my ipad and ran to my one true friend; Google and researched office romance.
Now in all honesty I was looking for information and statistics to back up my claim that office affairs are not the way to go but what I saw surprised me. It seems more people are in support of, and encourage office affairs/romance. One site states that when you're in one you find yourself waking up even before your alarm clock wakes you up. Several other sites say that research has shown that most office affairs end up in marriage. Hmmmm.... One site states that it's really cool and helps speed up the dreary work hours. A lot of people seem to have happy-ever-after office romance stories to tell.
Yet that doesn't sway me. Maybe I've had my fingers burnt one too many times so one thing I can say about office romances is that they can be all flowers and butterflies when things are going smoothly but when the smooth sailing stops, it's not to sweet anymore. Having issues with a boo who works in the same office with you could seriously mess with your focus and productivity. And imagine what breaking up with a colleague feels like, especially if you're still in love with him/her. Worse still, when this ex-boo of yours begins to date someone else (in the office) and whether or not they rub it in your face it's happening right in front of you so even if you don't want to look, you still see it. How does one deal with that? It's not so sugary sweet anymore I tell you. When something similar happened to me it took the grace of God to walk into the office with my head up everyday and not lose my senses. It also comes with some humiliation (and) you may look to your colleagues like discarded goods... and if the girl in question is a bitch, then she will try to make you feel even more miserable than you already do.
What's your take on office romance? Have you had one that did or didn't work?
ps. I don't know what my new schedule will be like and how busy I may be. I will try to post as regularly as I used to but if that's not possible then please understand.
I wish us all a truly blessed week ahead.