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when office romance goes horribly fallacious — Ask a Supervisor


In honor of Valentine’s Day subsequent week, let’s discuss office romance!

To kick us off, listed here are some workplace romance tales which were shared in previous years.

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“I as soon as labored at a financial institution in a division coping with loans for prime worth property (automobiles with six-figure value tags, yachts, curler coasters). Each Valentine’s there’d be a parade of fancy bouquets, goodies, jewellery delivered to the workplace from ‘secret admirers that had been normally suspected of being brokers buttering individuals up (the entire division was shut as a result of suspicious dealing not lengthy after I left) however a number of had been genuinely from spouses/boyfriends/girlfriends. For 3 years, I acquired nothing as a result of my partner is an accountant and solely purchased flowers after Valentine’s when it’s cheaper, however on the fourth yr he occurred to be off work and had an important concept. Wild flowers. Not a lot grows in our nation in February so I ended up being referred to as to reception to gather a glass (not a vase) containing a bouquet of weeds. The receptionist (considering it was hilarious) made me take them again to my desk. As soon as they warmed as much as the temperature of the workplace, it rapidly grew to become evident that one thing had urinated on them :/ it took days to eliminate the scent within the open plan workplace. He’s caught to store-bought presents ever since.”

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My final boss had a ‘private assistant’ who I’m fairly certain was his girlfriend. I really preferred her; she’d present up at times on the workplace in fabulous pink leopard prints and do completely no work, however she had an important character and appeared like a girl who didn’t take crap from anybody. I assume she acquired fed up with my management freak boss, as a result of at some point they acquired right into a screaming argument within the workplace and my boss despatched the remainder of the admin employees residence early. The subsequent day his private assistant had vanished, by no means to be seen once more, and so had the workplace microwave.”

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“I sat on an interview panel as soon as the place I encountered a man who, when answering a query about coping with office battle, went on a protracted, convoluted, extraordinarily detailed story the upshot of which was: he’d began courting a colleague, it wasn’t going nicely, and he wanted a brand new job so he might break up along with her. He didn’t get the job.”

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“I had a former colleague who had been preventing along with her husband, so he determined to go all out on Valentine’s Day a number of years in the past, I assume as a solution to make up for it. He got here strolling in with this big chocolate cake in his arms and a bunch of roses in his enamel. … He tripped over the realm rug within the entrance of the workplace suite. We got here operating out on the crash to search out him together with his face firmly lodged within the cake and roses jammed up into his ears.”

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Let’s hear your individual tales of office romance within the feedback — embarrassing disasters welcomed, in addition to genuinely candy tales.

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