The #Me Too movement has importantly illuminated the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace — and put a serious damper on any interoffice romantic sentiment.Office romance is now at a 10-year low, according to a new report by Career Builder.When the romance sours, women are also much more likely to take the hit.Nine percent of women have left a job because a romantic relationship at work went sour, versus only 3 percent of men."It is even OK to be grossed out by someone's advances, as long as those advances stop once you make clear you aren't into it," she writes. You also need to consider the potential consequences of carrying on an office relationship, and what could happen if things don't work out.
"And no time has it been more important than to send a clear message of 'no.'" Correction: A previous version of this story identified Joyce van Curen as a member of the dignity panel at the Society of Human Resources Management. Don't let your romance impact your other relationships. If you don't properly separate your romantic and work life, your romance may color your co-workers' judgment with regard to promotions, projects and other responsibilities — leading to problems down the road. We are the premier source of labor market information in the state.From wages to projections to the latest job figures, the Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available."First and foremost, have a conversation with yourself. ' Think about what it's going to do to you emotionally and even to your reputation. '" This means if you're the date-asker, you need to include an "out" so the other person can refuse politely.In most workplaces, van Curen says, a one-time ask won't violate a sexual harassment policy -- unless it keeps happening."Office romance is experiencing a dip," added Rosemary Haefner, Career Builder's chief human resources officer, "whether it's impacted by the current environment around sexual harassment or by workers not wanting to admit the truth." Men, in general, were more likely to report a romance.Thirty-seven percent of male workers said they had dated a co-worker, compared with 35 percent of women.It's that you have to do research beforehand, thinking about both the company policy and your own expectations of the relationship."We have to think about the end from the beginning," Gottsman says.