Is it ok for a manager to date a subordinate?

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    huck tooeyposted 8 years ago

    Is it ok for a manager to date a subordinate?

    On the same shift, different shift, different department when if ever?

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    maxi_wineposted 8 years ago

    The operative word is subordinate.  If the person is in your managerial sphere then there is no way that you should have a personal relationship with this person.  Even if you believe that you can be fair and even in all your decisions... do you want to look over your shoulder on every decision?  Do you need the ever present possibility that someone may question your motives?  Finally, your superiors will judge you by your actions and they will question your judgment as a manager that crossed the managerial/subordinate line.

    Beware of workplace romances... they are career killers.

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    MysticLingerieposted 8 years ago

    Its ok to date people you work with, but the golden rule is to never date co-workers. If you like your job. People have been able to do it, but those cases that work out are rare.