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(SydneyMorningHerald)   Office romances make you work harder.   ( divider line
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2064 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jul 2001 at 7:38 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-02 07:44:39 AM  
I thought the follow-up story was more interesting--Thomas Crapper, a man ahead of his time.
2001-07-02 07:47:37 AM  
This is sherly a kick in the teeth for all those sexual-harrasment lawsuits - they can just claim "I was trying to get them to work harder...!"
2001-07-02 07:58:38 AM  
I rock. I'm such a rebel - I often don't even go to bed until well after midnight - I just don't care, me.
2001-07-02 08:31:39 AM  
Man I need me an office romance then. *looks around at all of the muhc older women* Blah.
2001-07-02 08:50:27 AM  
man, the lengths some people will go to make themselves look good if getting laid is on the line. Work harder? Don't try to change me baby.
2001-07-02 09:26:57 AM  
'Yes darling, I'm sorry, but I have to work late again, I'm sooo busy... Love you.' Hmmn, sounds familiar?
2001-07-02 09:31:52 AM  
Every time I try to view a story from the Sydney Herald it takes eons for it to download. Anyone else have this problem? I've got a T1 line and a pretty fast processor but it still takes a while to load.
2001-07-02 09:39:29 AM  
"I tella you Luigi, my work's a wearing me out.
File, file, file.
Fark, fark, fark.
Type, type, type.
Fark, fark, fark.
Answera forty e-mails.
Fark, fark, fark.
2001-07-02 10:38:36 AM  
As my last relationship started as an office affair, I have some experience here. I may have worked harder out of guilt for farking around on their dime. My concentration, however, was zilch.
2001-07-02 11:02:09 AM  
So is this like my managments way of saying, "you can have this promotion if you sleep with me because then you will work harder, and not because I want you badly."
2001-07-02 11:39:59 AM  
Makes sense - They do say Clinton was the hardest working President in history. Correlation?

OOOPS! Just kicked the chick under my desk.
2001-07-02 12:38:37 PM  
But is this effect noted on just men, just women, or both?
2001-07-02 12:43:42 PM  
makes ya work a lil harder to turn in that report to your boss...for some extra credit :D
2001-07-02 12:57:11 PM  
Office romances will make you harder alright.
2001-07-02 12:59:37 PM  
Excuse me, I've got some work to do...
2001-07-02 02:45:19 PM  
Goatman -

"We're dangerous dudes, we got bad attitudes
Most of our brain cells are gone
We were born to be bad, you better not get us mad
Or we just might toilet paper your lawn
We got a reputation 'round these parts
We only leave a 10% tip
Sometimes we don't return our shopping carts
Stay out of our way and don't you give us no lip

'Cause we're young... dumb & ugly
That's what we are
We're so young... young, dumb & ugly

We wear black leather in the hottest weather
You can't imagine the smell
We got three-day stubble, our name spells trouble
Raisin' hell, bendin' the rules just a little
We're livin' only for thrills
We squeeze our toothpaste tubes from the middle
We wait until the last minute to pay our telephone bills

'Cause we're young... dumb & ugly
You better believe it
We're young... young, dumb & ugly
I'll tell you again
We're so young... we're so young, dumb & ugly
We're comin' to your town
Yeah, we're young... young, dumb & ugly

We're wild, reckless men, we're on a rampage again
We drive with just one hand on the wheel
Danger's in our soul, we're goin' out of control
Swimmin' right after a big heavy meal
We're there wherever trouble's startin'
We're rebels without a clue
We drink milk right from the carton
And keep our library books till they're way overdue

'Cause we're young... dumb & ugly"
2001-07-02 03:08:29 PM  
Note to self:
On the way to work tomorrow...
a) fuel up car
b) get cup of coffee
c) stop by pharmacy for condoms
2001-07-02 03:47:18 PM  
I live alone and work from home... On the plus side: I get to click "not safe for work" links all day long.
2001-07-02 06:09:50 PM  
I don't know, this survey doesn't sound too accurate. How many employees would admit to being less productive while having an office affair? "Yeah, I was farking around on company time, and I got a hell of a lot less done when I wasn't."
2001-07-02 06:58:25 PM  
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2001-07-02 09:49:42 PM  
The article fails to mention that only one part of you will be "harder".

"Never dip your pen in the company ink."
2001-07-03 06:28:43 AM  
And then a little farther down the page is the article "How to Protect Your Ass"...

- I'll have mine to go, please....
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