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Dating the boss? 27% of workers have done it, study shows
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While dating a boss or “higher up” poses a variety of complications, nearly 30 percent of American workers are guilty of doing just that, a new survey revealed.
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While more than half of American workers reported having a crush on a coworker, 27 percent admitted they acted on this crush and sparked a workplace romance, according to findings released Friday by the Society for Human Resource Management.
The data was gathered from a survey of nearly 700 American workers conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago's AmeriSpeak Panel, a nationally representative panel of U.S. adults.
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"Employers simply can't forbid the reality of romance within the workplace," said SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. "Instead, they should reflect on their culture and ensure their approach is current, realistic, and balanced in ways that protect employees while leaving them free to romance responsibly."