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(Daily Mail)   30 percent of office romances lead to marriage. The other 70 percent lead to awkward post-breakup interaction and headaches for the HR department   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 242
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-15 03:04:36 PM  
The_EliteOne

In the USA breastfeeding rooms are mandated by federal law for large companies.
 
2013-02-15 03:10:24 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.


If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.
 
2013-02-15 03:11:35 PM  

Prey4reign: Why bother having sex with coworkers when you can duck the afternoon staff meeting and go and bone the boss' wife?


This is one of a type of comment that always strikes me as being from some imaginary world created by watching a lot of old TV shows.

Premises:
1) There are "afternoon staff meetings" you have to go to.
2) The Boss (a man) has a hot wife who has nothing to do during the day - no job of her own, no kids.
 
2013-02-15 03:20:57 PM  

Car_Ramrod: I actually feel bad for HR. There's so much petty office politics bullshiat that goes on, they must get so many stupid, worthless complaints all the time. I don't think I'd be able to go more than a week without cracking and just yelling, "Who cares?! Grow the fark up and get back to work. Jesus christ, no one cares."


You'd make a good union commitee person.
 
2013-02-15 03:21:12 PM  

farkerofDOOM: Molavian: Mugato: Fark HR. Collection of useless coonts. There's nothing useful or good in what they do. Even the name, "Human Resources". It sounds like a designation the alien lizard people would give themselves as they invade.

You're at work in some cases more than half your waking day. Of course there are going to be hookups. If the hookup or the ensuing breakup affects their job then go after their job performance but stay out of people's personal life HR, and go back to asking applicants if they could be a tree, what type would it be and why.

I'd also like to add a hearty "F*CK HR" to your sentiment.  They need to go back to being personnel administrators, and just tell me what my benefits are when I call them up.  Vapid cows, the lot of them.

2/10

/Not a vapid cow


I have mixed feelings on the subject.  Every job except this current one, HR has been a swamp of idiots who think they are the reason the company exists.  Not just "the reason the company succeeds," but the reason the entire company exists is show up and jump through their pointless hoops all day long.  And they've been uniformly incompetent the entire time.  They make vapid cows look like Lassie.

This latest job is the exception that proves the rule.  It's a company of about 50-ish people.  "HR" here is one person.  A middle-aged woman, married with kids, I think her husband works in the same building.  She. Runs. Everything.  She is Human Resources... and the facilities security officer, and the contracting manager, and the business manager.  She stocks the break room and answers the phones... and has one of the highest clearances in the company, because everything eventually goes across her desk, and she's damned good at it.
 
2013-02-15 03:25:23 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.

If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.


Oh Bullshiat. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're one person now. If you do EVERYTHING together, you have nothing to talk about, share, tell the other person. Everyone needs some time to themselves. I don't want to spend every waking moment with my wife, but I love her like crazy. Don't be a douche.
 
2013-02-15 03:34:12 PM  
I just masturbate at work.
 
2013-02-15 03:34:23 PM  

Hebalo: the money is in the banana stand: Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.

If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.

Oh Bullshiat. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're one person now. If you do EVERYTHING together, you have nothing to talk about, share, tell the other person. Everyone needs some time to themselves. I don't want to spend every waking moment with my wife, but I love her like crazy. Don't be a douche.


This... I love my hubby like mad and am happy to spend hours in his company, but sometimes you just need "me" time, and my hubby is the hovery type. He's not controlling, just genuinely enjoys my company so much that he follows me around the house while i do mundane things, and just generally gets in the way sometimes. That being said, we've been apart for 8 months due to extenuating circumstances, and i would vastly welcome his hovering right now.
 
2013-02-15 03:39:33 PM  

Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat. We were off/on for a few months, but we worked in completely different departments at the opposite ends of the office, so minimal awkwardness around other people as we didn't tell anyone. Still, it was too much for me, so I ended it the easiest way possible, by moving back to Chicago.

Good times.


How does one "accidentally " sleep with someone?
 
2013-02-15 03:44:11 PM  

over_and_done: This latest job is the exception that proves the rule. It's a company of about 50-ish people. "HR" here is one person. A middle-aged woman, married with kids, I think her husband works in the same building. She. Runs. Everything. She is Human Resources... and the facilities security officer, and the contracting manager, and the business manager. She stocks the break room and answers the phones... and has one of the highest clearances in the company, because everything eventually goes across her desk, and she's damned good at it.


So what's the plan if she has a heart attack?
 
2013-02-15 03:46:18 PM  
One of the toughest decisions I ever had to make was quitting a job I actually enjoyed (for the most part), and was pretty good at, because the married devotchka I worked with was driving me crazy with lust and I knew that my self-control would crack sooner or later. She would've never gone for me but I didn't want to make things awkward since we shared a desk and therefore had to work closely together. I also respected her very much professionally because she was awesome at her job. However, the lady had a habit of wearing short mini-skirts and tops with plunging necklines, too. Every guy in that office wanted to bone her. The upside is that we're still friends 20 years later. Heck, even her husband and I get along.

Not-so-cool story bro: Worst hiring experience of my life was when I answered an ad that requested I indicate a desired salary. So I gave them a range around that of the job I'd just left. They call me in for an interview. All goes well. I ace their test. They call me back for a second interview with the whole team I'd be joining. That also goes nicely. HR Department does credit and criminal background checks. No problems there. Time passes. Then the HR Department sends me an offer letter that states I'd be starting at a salary $6,000 less than the lower end of the range I asked for, and goes on to add insult to injury by demanding that I pee into their cup and pass a drug test as a condition of employment. For a position that didn't even handle classified or sensitive information. Um, I told them no thanks, and asked why they were even wasting my time if they weren't serious. I had many years of job experience at that point, and lots of good professional references, so the whole thing really baffled me. I mean, why did they even have me go through their whole hiring process in the first place if the salary I asked for upfront was more than they were willing to pay? Weird with a beard, man.

\Not a fan of HR departments in general.
 
2013-02-15 03:54:23 PM  
not so CSB...

I've dated at work, and it has NEVER worked out.

The last time I dated at work:

1.  I decided to move halfway across the country without her (she had roots where we were, I didn't).
2.  She was NOT happy (fair enough).
3.  She started calling me before I moved, telling me someone was taking window panes out of her windows and reaching in with coat hangers to unlock the door (window panes weren't tampered with).
4.  Called again telling me someone was using a coat hanger through the floor to unlock the door (no holes in the floor).
5.  I move out of state at this point; she pees hot on a drug test and quits her job before she's busted (meth).
6.  I get a phone call from a U.S. Marshal who's looking for her; turns out:
7.  She meets/dates/marries a felon on parole (they met when she picked him up hitch hiking).
8.  He violates parole and starts selling/distributing meth; she helps him.
9.  She pulls her son out of school; he ends up being MIA for a month, as she and her new husband are buying meth in South Carolina and driving to Florida to sell it.
10.  They get busted, kid gets taken by the state.
11.  She agrees to testify against her husband in exchange for having her charges wiped.
12.  He goes back to prison, she gets her kid back, moves back home, and has the marriage annulled.
13.  She is now a lesbian.

That happened in 2005, and I haven't dated at work since.
 
2013-02-15 03:59:57 PM  

dopekitty74: ObscureNameHere: farm machine: Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.

How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.

Good question.

"Hey could go see Carol and get those TPS reports?"
"Sure!"
*walk into office*
"Hi Caro--- whoa! *trip over box, pants fall off, erection ensues, Carol is not wearing panties and is bent over desk*
*fleshy impact noise*
"Aaaah!" *sploorch*
"umm.. so... umm *zip up* do you have any TPS reports?"

Congratulations! You're now farkied in a lovely shade of pink as *fleshy impact noise*


Ummm.... 'thanks'. (I think?)   :)


One of stranger claims to fame, certainly.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:31 PM  

bigbabysurfer: That happened in 2005, and I haven't dated at work since.


Well shiat, you should.  For our benefit if not for yours.
 
2013-02-15 04:06:03 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: over_and_done: This latest job is the exception that proves the rule. It's a company of about 50-ish people. "HR" here is one person. A middle-aged woman, married with kids, I think her husband works in the same building. She. Runs. Everything. She is Human Resources... and the facilities security officer, and the contracting manager, and the business manager. She stocks the break room and answers the phones... and has one of the highest clearances in the company, because everything eventually goes across her desk, and she's damned good at it.

So what's the plan if she has a heart attack?


This place will implode so fast and so loudly, Faux News will report that rabid Mooslem turrurrists done figgured out how to create one o' them thar black holes in the middle of an office building.

Eventually they'll get around to actually investigating the crater, at which point they'll (very quietly) report on the dazed employees wandering around the parking lot, hopelessly confused about how to file their health insurance and security/travel paperwork.

Even if the company continues to try and function, no new customers will happen, because the rest of us can't figure out how to answer the goddamn phones to save our souls.
 
2013-02-15 04:07:11 PM  

sedric: dopekitty74: ObscureNameHere: farm machine: Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.

How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.

Good question.

"Hey could go see Carol and get those TPS reports?"
"Sure!"
*walk into office*
"Hi Caro--- whoa! *trip over box, pants fall off, erection ensues, Carol is not wearing panties and is bent over desk*
*fleshy impact noise*
"Aaaah!" *sploorch*
"umm.. so... umm *zip up* do you have any TPS reports?"

Congratulations! You're now farkied in a lovely shade of pink as *fleshy impact noise*

I'm hoping for pictures of Carol.


Guess you'd have to imagine it.
Now, considering my post was in response to a concern about someone NOT wanting to accidentaly bone a bovine-like co-worker*, lack of pics could be considered a mercy.

/* my official term for this is 'polyester-clad, cube-shaped women' or 'waddle-talkers'
 
2013-02-15 04:08:16 PM  

Car_Ramrod: farm machine: Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.

How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.

Alcohol. There was lots of alcohol. I don't actually remember much other than waking up in her bed. I'm not saying it wasn't a pleasant surprise, she's not an unattractive lady, I just had no such plans when I was sober.


I was pretty sure the "accidental" part meant it was another dude.
 
2013-02-15 04:12:25 PM  

bigbabysurfer: not so CSB...

I've dated at work, and it has NEVER worked out.

The last time I dated at work:

1.  I decided to move halfway across the country without her (she had roots where we were, I didn't).
2.  She was NOT happy (fair enough).
3.  She started calling me before I moved, telling me someone was taking window panes out of her windows and reaching in with coat hangers to unlock the door (window panes weren't tampered with).
4.  Called again telling me someone was using a coat hanger through the floor to unlock the door (no holes in the floor).
5.  I move out of state at this point; she pees hot on a drug test and quits her job before she's busted (meth).
6.  I get a phone call from a U.S. Marshal who's looking for her; turns out:
7.  She meets/dates/marries a felon on parole (they met when she picked him up hitch hiking).
8.  He violates parole and starts selling/distributing meth; she helps him.
9.  She pulls her son out of school; he ends up being MIA for a month, as she and her new husband are buying meth in South Carolina and driving to Florida to sell it.
10.  They get busted, kid gets taken by the state.
11.  She agrees to testify against her husband in exchange for having her charges wiped.
12.  He goes back to prison, she gets her kid back, moves back home, and has the marriage annulled.
13.  She is now a lesbian.

That happened in 2005, and I haven't dated at work since.



That's not a reason to not date at work.  That's another example of why "You never stick your dick in crazy."
 
2013-02-15 04:17:13 PM  

farkerofDOOM: BeesNuts: pdieten: It's actually sort of important to not bring damaged people who can't get along with anybody into a workplace.

You call em damaged.  I call em engineers.  :p

Just because *you* don't get along with them doesn't mean their peers wouldn't.  Which is why you shouldn't be in the room, and their potential PEERS should.  Because who gives a rat fark whether you like me or not?  I don't have to work with you.

I'm sure you're a nice person and not *that HR drone*, but I've watched too many brilliant minds go by the wayside because they "weren't compatible with our culture here" to really trust a third party to vet someone's personality.  And on that note, no corporate culture is that unique either.  And you're not a psychoanalyst.  You are HR.  You are there to manage people.  As if they were a resource to be burned.  Like gasoline.  Or paraffin.

Out of curiosity, do you have a Headcount Report you read/generate/send for review periodically?

Again, a lot of the final decisions come down from above the entity level.  Also, HR is moving from "managing people" to consulting.  HR should be there for policy and procedure clarifications (yes, Jane, you are a nurse and thus considered essential personnel, so you have to make every possible effort to come in during a blizzard), advising on tricky employee relations, union issues, and benefits/leaves/compensation questions.


Right, your main function is to tell people they can't go on vacation.  Why are you so jealous of how much money we are making??  You are not a consultant, that is insane.  You are a cost center, the rest of us are making money for the company.
 
2013-02-15 04:20:21 PM  

Hebalo: the money is in the banana stand: Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.

If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.

Oh Bullshiat. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're one person now. If you do EVERYTHING together, you have nothing to talk about, share, tell the other person. Everyone needs some time to themselves. I don't want to spend every waking moment with my wife, but I love her like crazy. Don't be a douche.


Again, I said you can have your own things and do them. To say that you can't and don't want to work with your spouse or the idea repulses you signifies that there is something wrong in paradise.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:12 PM  
About 10 years ago l hooked up with a co worker.Been together ever since and just last month gave her a ring.Weddings next year.Yeah 10 years is a long courtship but hey wanted to make sure we really liked each other.
 
2013-02-15 04:27:11 PM  

tripleseven: About 10 years ago l hooked up with a co worker.Been together ever since and just last month gave her a ring.Weddings next year.Yeah 10 years is a long courtship but hey wanted to make sure we really liked each other.


It doesn't work that way, but good luck to you.
 
2013-02-15 04:28:25 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Hebalo: the money is in the banana stand: Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: It always amazes me how people have such a strong reaction to this like "Wow I could never work with my SO!." Which is basically saying either she is a biatch, or you are an overbearing controlling douche.

Or perhaps, spending every waking moment with your significant other doesn't appeal to some folks. Doesn't mean you don't love them.

Or possibly, the "significant other" in question is not at all suited to the job. If my girl is 5' 4", 110 lbs, and I work on an oil rig, perhaps I'd prefer a co-worker who could perform the duties of the job.

If you have an issue spending "every waking moment with your SO" I would say no, you don't really love them. This doesn't mean you can't have and do your own things, but the people that shudder at the thought of having to work with their spouse, probably don't have all that great of marriage. This is not in response to the fact that your SO could be potentially not suited for the job.

Oh Bullshiat. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're one person now. If you do EVERYTHING together, you have nothing to talk about, share, tell the other person. Everyone needs some time to themselves. I don't want to spend every waking moment with my wife, but I love her like crazy. Don't be a douche.

Again, I said you can have your own things and do them. To say that you can't and don't want to work with your spouse or the idea repulses you signifies that there is something wrong in paradise.


No. It doesn't. Your saying it does is hardly convincing proof. Work has different rhythms, pacing, and decisions made at non-emotional levels. It requires different skill sets and actions than home life.

To make a blanket statement like "thinking working with your wife would not be optimal" hardly equates to "there's a problem with your marriage."

It's straight up bullshiat, and not correct. To claim that it's true implies that every relationship is the same, that there's no room for individuality or specific circumstances. Finally, it's the sort of blanket statement that inexperienced douchebags make.
 
2013-02-15 04:40:11 PM  

Shocktopus: Indeed. The HR interview part of a tech hire isn't about the tech. They don't know and don't care about the arcana of your specialty. That's for the line manager and team members to do. It's for weeding out angry, maladjusted Miltons that can end up poisoning a whole department. Usually metaphorically, but you never know with some of these angry nerds.


Yeah, but as an engineer I don't really need to spend all my time being bubbly with Nina from Corporate Accounts Payable. I need to get along with the other engineers, who probably hate Nina's bubbly farking sing-song voice and her arrangement of corporate-sponsored 'fun' just as much as I do.

pdieten: I don't work in HR. I'm an IT guy who's gone on enough interviews in my life to know that if, as <b>Shocktopus</b> pointed out immediately upthread, if you can't fake being human long enough to survive a screening interview then you seriously need to get over yourself and stop thinking that your mad tech skillz are enough to get you hired anywhere.


I never actually got interviewed by HR for the company I work at now. My interview was basically an hour long conversation with the guy who became my boss and then hanging out with a bunch of programmers for another hour. HR asked me exactly one question and they were confirming that the address he gave them was the correct place to send my offer package.

Sometimes your skills are enough and you don't have to go through some bullshiat game of make believe.
 
2013-02-15 05:02:35 PM  

Girion47: Molavian: Girion47: The Book Was Better: I'm in my mid-40's and one of the youngest in my office....and they're all women....hubby has nothing to worry about.

My wife works for her dad, and with my sister.   There is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Dude, you live in Kentucky.

In Louisville, we don't count, and the rest of the state doesn't count us.


True, true.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-15 05:10:20 PM  
belome: I'm 41 and banging a hot 24 year old redhead from work... oops.

We just went over this in a recent thread. Redheaded men are never "hot."
 
2013-02-15 05:14:57 PM  

Hebalo: No. It doesn't. Your saying it does is hardly convincing proof. Work has different rhythms, pacing, and decisions made at non-emotional levels. It requires different skill sets and actions than home life.

To make a blanket statement like "thinking working with your wife would not be optimal" hardly equates to "there's a problem with your marriage."

It's straight up bullshiat, and not correct. To claim that it's true implies that every relationship is the same, that there's no room for individuality or specific circumstances. Finally, it's the sort of blanket statement that inexperienced douchebags make.


You saying it is not correct does not make it incorrect. You just feel like I am attacking the relationship you have, I am not. My comment wasn't geared towards people who cannot work or choose not to work with their spouse because they aren't qualified for the job, but more so people who say they cannot work with their spouses because they have communication issues and know that one or the other will be frustrated and annoyed at the other. This has nothing to do with it being "ideal" or "optimal". Obviously it isn't for factors outside of what I just described. This is the same stereotypical person that would rather hang out with their friends than be with their spouse. I get that you should want to have your own friends and own things, that is important, but wanting to escape and avoid instead of confront the issues is just delaying the inevitable collapse.

I am not arguing that everyone should work together. I am arguing that those that say they can't and don't want to because ultimately they cannot work with their spouses to solve problems and communicate properly, have issues.
 
2013-02-15 05:15:59 PM  

noitsnot: Prey4reign: Why bother having sex with coworkers when you can duck the afternoon staff meeting and go and bone the boss' wife?

This is one of a type of comment that always strikes me as being from some imaginary world created by watching a lot of old TV shows.

Premises:
1) There are "afternoon staff meetings" you have to go to.
2) The Boss (a man) has a hot wife who has nothing to do during the day - no job of her own, no kids.


What if he's the boss?
 
2013-02-15 05:21:07 PM  

dk47: farkerofDOOM: BeesNuts: pdieten: It's actually sort of important to not bring damaged people who can't get along with anybody into a workplace.

You call em damaged.  I call em engineers.  :p

Just because *you* don't get along with them doesn't mean their peers wouldn't.  Which is why you shouldn't be in the room, and their potential PEERS should.  Because who gives a rat fark whether you like me or not?  I don't have to work with you.

I'm sure you're a nice person and not *that HR drone*, but I've watched too many brilliant minds go by the wayside because they "weren't compatible with our culture here" to really trust a third party to vet someone's personality.  And on that note, no corporate culture is that unique either.  And you're not a psychoanalyst.  You are HR.  You are there to manage people.  As if they were a resource to be burned.  Like gasoline.  Or paraffin.

Out of curiosity, do you have a Headcount Report you read/generate/send for review periodically?

Again, a lot of the final decisions come down from above the entity level.  Also, HR is moving from "managing people" to consulting.  HR should be there for policy and procedure clarifications (yes, Jane, you are a nurse and thus considered essential personnel, so you have to make every possible effort to come in during a blizzard), advising on tricky employee relations, union issues, and benefits/leaves/compensation questions.

Right, your main function is to tell people they can't go on vacation.  Why are you so jealous of how much money we are making??  You are not a consultant, that is insane.  You are a cost center, the rest of us are making money for the company.


That actually isn't my main function, but you sound cute, so I'll let it slide.  I make good money for not having a degree.  Never said I was a consultant... I was mentioning what the HR field across the country is gravitating to, so I apologize if they didn't come across clearly for you.  Nor did I say I was jealous, so you may want to re-read my comments, but thanks for playing, sweetits.

I don't tell people they can't go on vacation, I fix their benefits snafu b/c the insurance companies generally can't do enrollments correctly.  I help people who are going out on leave b/c they don't know what FMLA stands for and can't figure out that it's job protection, not a form of short-term disability.

I'm used to special people like you having a crap-ass attitude b/c someone pissed in your cereal or something.  I just smile, help you read your paystub b/c you can't pull your head out of your ass long enough to do it yourself, and then move on with my day.
 
2013-02-15 05:38:11 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I am not arguing that everyone should work together. I am arguing that those that say they can't and don't want to because ultimately they cannot work with their spouses to solve problems and communicate properly, have issues.


Next time open with that instead of some garbage sweeping generalization.
 
2013-02-15 05:44:20 PM  

Hebalo: the money is in the banana stand: I am not arguing that everyone should work together. I am arguing that those that say they can't and don't want to because ultimately they cannot work with their spouses to solve problems and communicate properly, have issues.

Next time open with that instead of some garbage sweeping generalization.


I opened talking about communication in my previous comments and how if you CAN'T work together, you probably won't have a successful relationship. I didn't say if you don't work together. You just took my comment as an attack on your relationship. You commented on someone's reply to my original post which was just an excerpt of what I said. I do agree though I could have been clearer and I apologize for that.
 
2013-02-15 06:16:39 PM  

ObscureNameHere: farm machine: Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.

How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.

Good question.

"Hey could go see Carol and get those TPS reports?"
"Sure!"
*walk into office*
"Hi Caro--- whoa! *trip over box, pants fall off, erection ensues, Carol is not wearing panties and is bent over desk*
*fleshy impact noise*
"Aaaah!" *sploorch*
"umm.. so... umm *zip up* do you have any TPS reports?"


LOL. Almost as good as the "shockin' 'tards" one-act play.
 
2013-02-15 06:31:30 PM  
Roger, this is why I've turned your advances down, time and time again. I'm a manager, you're a filing clerk.  Sure, you're gorgeous and we'd do the most wonderful things together, but we work together and I can  hardly imagine the drama that two biatchy queens post break-up would bring to the office.  So, from now on, let's keep things strictly professional between us.  And blow jobs.  We can still give each other blow jobs.
 
2013-02-15 06:38:11 PM  

noitsnot: tripleseven: About 10 years ago l hooked up with a co worker.Been together ever since and just last month gave her a ring.Weddings next year.Yeah 10 years is a long courtship but hey wanted to make sure we really liked each other.

It doesn't work that way, but good luck to you.


Seems to have worked so far...

I suppose there are variables.

1) We didn't work in the same dept.  I was the Dir. of IT, she was in sales.
2) I was only at that same worklpace for 8 months after we started dating.


Oh, and we had no obligation to tell HR since it wasn't a situation where one was a superior...so, we told NOT A FARKING SOUL.  Nobody's business, best not to get wrapped up in the office dramarama.
 
2013-02-15 07:36:44 PM  

heili skrimsli: Yeah, but as an engineer I don't really need to spend all my time being bubbly with Nina from Corporate Accounts Payable. I need to get along with the other engineers, who probably hate Nina's bubbly farking sing-song voice and her arrangement of corporate-sponsored 'fun' just as much as I do.


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2013-02-15 07:41:38 PM  

belome: I'm 41 and banging a hot 24 year old redhead from work... oops.


That's either really awesome or really sad and pathetic.

Depends on whether you're buying your own b.s. or not.
 
2013-02-15 10:06:06 PM  
I worked at a place where the HR Director (F) and Facilities Mgr (M) were married. Think he'll ever get fired? F*ck no. Talk about a conflict of interest.
 
2013-02-15 11:01:43 PM  

Killer Cars: At first I thought the 30% figure was insanely high, but it might make sense that people over the age of...35 or maybe even just 30+ could sway the number higher. By that age, I'd imagine you're almost entirely over the basic bar/club/nightlife scene and your options for meeting potential partners starts to whittle down a bit.

I had one office romance at my first job out of college and it ended spectacularly poorly (thankfully most of the awkwardness wasn't really played out AT work in front of everyone else, but still...) so I haven't fished off the company pier since.


It doesn't surprise me--you get to know the person as a coworker before you date them.  This would result in a much better chance of picking the right one.

WhippingBoy: Loren: The relationship *ENDED* with marriage?  That reporter sure has a negative view of marriage!

How do I know you've never been married?


Try again.  2 months shy of a quarter century.

Sin_City_Superhero: Didn't read the whole thread, did ya? It IS mentioned upthread.


I must have missed it.

Philimus: Then the HR Department sends me an offer letter that states I'd be starting at a salary $6,000 less than the lower end of the range I asked for, and goes on to add insult to injury by demanding that I pee into their cup and pass a drug test as a condition of employment. For a position that didn't even handle classified or sensitive information.


The pee in a cup bit is understandable.  The one time I was subject to it (already hired, this was random testing) I made a stink about it with HR and found out what was really going on--we had a lot of workers working with some pretty big machinery--fixed mount but it could still be dangerous if you didn't handle it right.  They got a big discount on their workmen's comp for drug testing and due to how state law worked they couldn't test only certain workers.  Thus all of us in the office were subject to random testing also.

The only thing that makes any sense on the $5k bit is that they must have figured you were padding that.
 
2013-02-16 12:32:08 AM  

sedric: dopekitty74: ObscureNameHere: farm machine: Car_Ramrod: When I lived in SF, I accidentally slept with a co-worker during a staff retreat.

How does one accidentally sleep with a co-worker?  I have a number of cows where I work and I'd truly like to avoid having that occur.

Good question.

"Hey could go see Carol and get those TPS reports?"
"Sure!"
*walk into office*
"Hi Caro--- whoa! *trip over box, pants fall off, erection ensues, Carol is not wearing panties and is bent over desk*
*fleshy impact noise*
"Aaaah!" *sploorch*
"umm.. so... umm *zip up* do you have any TPS reports?"

Congratulations! You're now farkied in a lovely shade of pink as *fleshy impact noise*

I'm hoping for pictures of Carol

<img src="https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLOCk2eqI-1 KzVPg9FX9EJy8csPKyMiNfzYtnbRXUR1SSQIKJx">
 
2013-02-16 06:52:38 AM  

tripleseven: noitsnot: tripleseven: About 10 years ago l hooked up with a co worker.Been together ever since and just last month gave her a ring.Weddings next year.Yeah 10 years is a long courtship but hey wanted to make sure we really liked each other.

It doesn't work that way, but good luck to you.

Seems to have worked so far...

I suppose there are variables.

1) We didn't work in the same dept.  I was the Dir. of IT, she was in sales.
2) I was only at that same worklpace for 8 months after we started dating.


Oh, and we had no obligation to tell HR since it wasn't a situation where one was a superior...so, we told NOT A FARKING SOUL.  Nobody's business, best not to get wrapped up in the office dramarama.


I don't think he was referring to the work thing.

You can date someone for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years. You can live with them; you can have kids with them.

Once the ring is in play and it's official, it's a whole different ball game.
 
2013-02-16 07:50:45 AM  

Grandemadaca: heili skrimsli: Yeah, but as an engineer I don't really need to spend all my time being bubbly with Nina from Corporate Accounts Payable. I need to get along with the other engineers, who probably hate Nina's bubbly farking sing-song voice and her arrangement of corporate-sponsored 'fun' just as much as I do.

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There is not one single person I work with who would ever say something like that, and if they did, they would probably get the shiat slapped out of them.

I really like working with people who HR thinks of as deranged social misfits who can't fit in with the corporate community. The division that I'm in even has its own conferences which we do not invite any non-technical people to, and nobody from HR attends. We like it that way. We have technical workshops but no retarded 'team-building' exercises. Team building is what happens naturally by putting a couple thousand geeks in a resort where the alcohol is included in the price of the rooms. It's not what happens when you make a room full of adults draw pictures of who they want to be when they grow up with crayons.

Although I have to hand it to the HR assholes. They figured out how to take all the skill of the average babysitter and turn it into a well paying job. I will continue to respect that as long as they leave me the fark alone.
 
2013-02-16 06:57:09 PM  
Maybe I watch too much TV, but I would never sleep with someone from work. I've had the chance and work with very(very, unbelievably) sexy people, but I just can't bring myself to deal with the potential drama involved. So in this case, too much TV is a good thing.
 
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