Company dating in the workplace
I guess she got fed up with my control freak boss, because one day they got into a screaming argument in the office and my boss sent the rest of the admin staff home early. I was training a new hire for way long than necessary (I thought he was stupid).The next day his personal assistant had vanished, never to be seen again, and so had the office microwave. I had a boyfriend (who he knew about) who also worked in the call center.The receptionist (thinking it was hilarious) made me take them back to my desk. The vanishing microwave My last boss had a “personal assistant” who I’m pretty sure was his girlfriend.Once they warmed up to the temperature of the office it quickly became evident that something had urinated on them :/ it took days to get rid of the smell in the open plan office. I actually liked her; she’d show up now and then at the office in fabulous pink leopard prints and do absolutely no work, but she had a great personality and seemed like a woman who didn’t take crap from anyone.Picture a conference room with a huge center table and a movie-size screen on one wall.The video system was set to turn on automatically each week at the appropriate time.Both were immediately fired and I didn’t keep up with them. Well, long story short, a youth suggested I hang out with him after work to see how nice he really was.
We’ve been together for 10 years, are two kids in, and I have been pleasantly surprised that marriage gets even better and better as time goes on. The video conference I used to work for a huge multinational.Every week we had a global video conference involving all the regional teams (North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia).The managing director of each region was required to be the lead for their region.I broke up with my boyfriend by text message and my coworker and I have been together for 7 years today. Poor judgment I sat on an interview panel once where I encountered a guy who, when answering a question about dealing with workplace conflict, went on a long, convoluted, extremely detailed story the upshot of which was: he’d started dating a colleague, it wasn’t going well, and he needed a new job so he could break up with her. I was complaining to her one day about boys, and she said she would set me up with her son who was around my age.(Fun fact: she had a picture of her family on her desk, and I always thought her son was really cute.) I thought she was joking, but that Saturday he called.
The video display was set up so that thumbnails of each region’s room were along the bottom of the screen, and whoever was talking was shown on the large screen.