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(Wall Street Journal)   Open workplace romances are increasingly common. You still eat lunch alone at your desk   (online.wsj.com) divider line
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rmz
2010-02-10 3:31:57 PM  
Almost; I will still eat lunch alone at my desk while playing Nethack on my workstation.
 
2010-02-10 3:32:50 PM  
Well, yeah.
If I ate lunch WITH her everyone would KNOW!
 
2010-02-10 3:34:11 PM  
Don't shiat where you eat.
 
2010-02-10 4:15:50 PM  
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2010-02-10 4:42:10 PM  
Most of the people here have at one time or another banged someone in the company. Yes there are thousands who work here.
 
2010-02-10 4:52:58 PM  
That happened to me last summer. I tried to keep it a secret for the sake of professionalism, she farking told everyone. It ended very badly.
 
2010-02-10 5:25:48 PM  
Who needs friends when I have the crumbs of a thousand meals in my keyboard to remind me of the good times.
 
2010-02-10 6:10:12 PM  
Ouch, Subby, ouch.
 
2010-02-10 6:11:23 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: That happened to me last summer. I tried to keep it a secret for the sake of professionalism, she farking told everyone. It ended very badly.


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I know what you mean.
 
2010-02-10 6:11:37 PM  

Cagey B: Who needs friends when I have the crumbs of a thousand meals in my keyboard to remind me of the good times.


At least you have food in your keyboard...all I have are tears and hair from my balding head...
 
2010-02-10 6:12:03 PM  
I'm a straight woman who works in magazine publishing. My coworkers are women and gay men.

If I were to undertake any sort of workplace romance, it would involve a major lifestyle change.

/giggity
 
2010-02-10 6:12:31 PM  
Most are school teachers
 
2010-02-10 6:13:49 PM  
Your hand doesn't count
 
2010-02-10 6:14:14 PM  
You still eat lunch alone at your desk

It's true, I do. So?

/my workplace employs or has employed an abnorminably large number of married couples
 
2010-02-10 6:14:23 PM  
Ugh, not for me. Of course, there's an age gap of 25+ years between me and any staff members here, though.
 
2010-02-10 6:14:32 PM  
school teachers and real estate agents. doesn't seem to matter if they are married. It is just accepted as the way it is there.
 
2010-02-10 6:15:19 PM  
Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.
 
2010-02-10 6:15:38 PM  
I only eat alone because I'm very busy. Very, very busy. It's not because no one likes me. Is it because no one likes me?
 
2010-02-10 6:15:39 PM  
I agreed with "Don't shiat where you eat" most of my life. Until I found The Girl. No reason to disqualify her because she's as bad at career-choosing as I am.
 
2010-02-10 6:15:49 PM  

rotatingpies: I'm a straight woman who works in magazine publishing. My coworkers are women and gay men.

If I were to undertake any sort of workplace romance, it would involve a major lifestyle change.

/giggity



You have my permission to do so right away and too film the results.


This is all in the name of science of course.


/BRB doing science in my bunk.
 
2010-02-10 6:15:51 PM  
. . . only because I got tired of Subby's mom and broke it off.
 
2010-02-10 6:16:15 PM  

beerrun: Don't shiat where you eat.


So very much THIS
 
2010-02-10 6:16:34 PM  

rotatingpies: I'm a straight woman who works in magazine publishing. My coworkers are women and gay men.

If I were to undertake any sort of workplace romance, it would involve a major lifestyle change.

/giggity


At least you have something to look at. Where I'm at, it's a sausage fest.

/soon to change as I lose my job at the end of the month
 
2010-02-10 6:16:35 PM  
TFH: Open workplace romances are increasingly common. You still eat lunch alone at your desk weeping softly with tears rolling your face hoping to God no one has noticed, again.

FTFY
 
2010-02-10 6:17:20 PM  

madmann: I agreed with "Don't shiat where you eat" most of my life. Until I found The Girl. No reason to disqualify her because she's as bad at career-choosing as I am.


Well misery does love company.
 
dam
2010-02-10 6:18:11 PM  

beerrun: Don't shiat where you eat.


What happens if I eat where I shiat? They have comforting music in the office bathrooms, great place for a lunch break.
 
2010-02-10 6:18:16 PM  

timujin: I only eat alone because I'm very busy. Very, very busy. It's not because no one likes me. Is it because no one likes me?


If you have to ask...
 
2010-02-10 6:18:51 PM  

redmid17: I know what you mean.


Pretty much, except I'm the one on the couch.
 
2010-02-10 6:18:53 PM  
I've had a few of those. Still friends with some of them. There were a few that tried to get me fired. I tend to stay away from dating co-workers now.
 
2010-02-10 6:19:16 PM  
Don't get your meat where you get your bread.
 
2010-02-10 6:20:18 PM  

MorePeasPlease: Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.


I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.

/At work
//Still just a rat in a cage
 
2010-02-10 6:21:23 PM  

beerrun: Don't shiat where you eat.


Absolutely.
And wash your hands after the first and before the second.

Another thing I'd recommend is not having romances with coworkers.
 
2010-02-10 6:21:28 PM  
Same company, maybe, but if you have to have co-habitate with someone and then see them at work every day...I think it's a little much.
 
2010-02-10 6:22:02 PM  
We had a workplace couple that tried to keep it a secret - but the dude was too stupid to do it correctly. Most of us had an idea that they were together because he wouldn't let her out of his sight so we concluded that he was either a stalker or an obsessive boyfriend. When he started bringing their squabbles to the office it became clear which of the two it was (she still tried to keep the whole thing a secret but his actions made it obvious). After they broke up she admitted to some of us that there had been a relationship. We admitted that we had all known for months
 
2010-02-10 6:23:07 PM  

The Invisible Sky Wizard: MorePeasPlease: Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.

I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.

/At work
//Still just a rat in a cage


Perhaps exploring the poo-flinging aspect little deeper would brighten your day?
 
2010-02-10 6:23:24 PM  
Don't have a honey where you make your money.
 
2010-02-10 6:23:35 PM  

The Invisible Sky Wizard: I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.


Sorry.
Take a deep breath and then go take an eat, fart, piss, crap, or sex break.

Or get back to work, if that's your bag.
 
2010-02-10 6:23:56 PM  

The Invisible Sky Wizard: MorePeasPlease: Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.

I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.

/At work
//Still just a rat in a cage


Even if you win in the rat race...you're still a rat.
 
2010-02-10 6:24:12 PM  
I do eat lunch at my desk. But I work with a bunch of uggos.
 
2010-02-10 6:24:30 PM  
I eat alone because I prefer lunch with my book rather than the babbling inanity of coworkers.

/introvert
 
2010-02-10 6:24:41 PM  
Dating a co-worker for about a year and a half now. No regrets.

/ resisted for a year or so for obvious reasons
// Getting a kick, etc.
 
2010-02-10 6:25:13 PM  

Nuclear Monk: The Invisible Sky Wizard: MorePeasPlease: Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.

I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.

/At work
//Still just a rat in a cage

Perhaps exploring the poo-flinging aspect little deeper would brighten your day?


One staff meeting per month is more than enough, thankyouverymuch.
 
2010-02-10 6:25:14 PM  
hah i dont have a desk
 
2010-02-10 6:25:47 PM  
Just noticed:
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Drew man, you gotta be more careful about it. These things have a way of getting around on them interwebs.

/good alias BTW
 
2010-02-10 6:25:51 PM  

jimi32: The Invisible Sky Wizard: MorePeasPlease: Well, when you think about it, it's really just a building filled with primates doing repetitive tasks for eight hours between eating, farting, pissing, and crapping every workday, so an occasional fark in the habitat should be no shock.

I can't even begin to describe to you how depressed I am after reading that.

/At work
//Still just a rat in a cage

Even if you win in the rat race...you're still a rat.


Ya, but you're the rat.
 
2010-02-10 6:26:06 PM  

jimi32: Even if you win in the rat race...you're still a rat.


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Sweet.
 
2010-02-10 6:26:39 PM  
Spread your legs, get a raise
 
2010-02-10 6:28:58 PM  

redmid17: Dr. Nick Riviera: That happened to me last summer. I tried to keep it a secret for the sake of professionalism, she farking told everyone. It ended very badly.

I know what you mean.


I continue to object to the lack of verisimilitude in that photograph.

He couldn't fire the nail gun from a foot away without pulling back on the built-in safety with his other hand.
 
2010-02-10 6:30:47 PM  
I wouldn't have such a problem with this except that these relationships, especially when out in the open, tend to add to the productivity-killing workplace-ruining office politics that typically go on in office environments. And the worst such relationship is the one where the couple are at different levels in the corporate hierarchy and the person in the lower level uses their relationship as leverage in situations where they would normally have no influence. Companies that tolerate this kind of nonsense eventually become miserable places to work.
 
2010-02-10 6:31:09 PM  

Starryeyes: redmid17: Dr. Nick Riviera: That happened to me last summer. I tried to keep it a secret for the sake of professionalism, she farking told everyone. It ended very badly.

I know what you mean.

I continue to object to the lack of verisimilitude in that photograph.

He couldn't fire the nail gun from a foot away without pulling back on the built-in safety with his other hand.


You can if you take off the built-in safety. I have no idea how to do this, but I have seen it in several full-length cinematic master pieces such as Happy Gilmore and uh other stuff. It must be true
 
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