Manager dating subordinate dating and 1st year sobriety
Try to think about all those decisions BEFORE you think about your situation. I'm surprised that no-one has cover the power differential yet.How can you be 100% certain that your subordinate shares your feelings?Likely you will treat her differently than the others such as giving her information that she in her current position should not have, refusing to see her performance problems, etc.Likely she will act differently, letting others know she is privileged and that they had better not disagree with her.If pressured to enter a relationship or even just hearing your advances can be considered sexual harassment in most jurisdictions. Your feelings are your problem, and should be professional enough to not make your staff subject to unwanted advances.Regardless of what you think, you hold a position of power over your staff and you must respect that. , or is it just a shared interest in the type of work that you do?The dating of employees within the company is usually allowed by a special dispensation from Human Resources after a consultation with lawyers. Because if you are in love and want to date and get married that will be great.And usually involves some paperwork to protect the company from scenario I described above. But just "Romantic relationship which wont la(u)st long I won't recommend you to go on with such a decision.
They do want to see you happy in your dating life, but they don't want to see their firm's reputation suffer because they have families/wives they need to provide for.
Because if they don't, and you approach them, the subordinate may rightly think that saying no could harm them professionally.