Joanna Schroeder thinks corporate “love contracts” may help protect against harassment and false accusations.
As my husband says, “You shouldn’t fish off the company pier.”
We all know that inter-office romance is a bad idea: hurt feelings, uncomfortable requests for toner in the supply room, evil glances over the cubicle partitions from the dumpee’s friends in the general direction of the dumper…
But Courtney Subramanian’s Time.com piece, Office Romance: Would You Sign a Contract To Date A Colleague? leads to something more serious, citing a growing trend in companies to lift a ban on office romances, and instead require would-be lovers to sign contracts as to the consensual nature of the relationship.
Signing a contract seems so forced, so cold, so… un-romantic, doesn’t it? Well, here’s what’s even less romantic: