Finding Love from 9 to 5: Trade Secrets of Office Romance
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Finding Love from 9 to 5: Trade Secrets of Office Romance

by Jane Merrill, David Knox
     
 

Employees of both sexes share the work environment, and a mishandled office romance can be disastrous for love, a life partnership, or a career. Avoid the pitfalls of love-at-work—from the corner office to the online "friend"—with this 21st-century guide.

• Reveals original data from 774 adults who completed an online survey and interviews with 70

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Overview

Employees of both sexes share the work environment, and a mishandled office romance can be disastrous for love, a life partnership, or a career. Avoid the pitfalls of love-at-work—from the corner office to the online "friend"—with this 21st-century guide.

• Reveals original data from 774 adults who completed an online survey and interviews with 70 people who have experienced an office romance

• Provides a roadmap for navigating the brave new world of office romance that specifies the etiquette of workplace relationships and addresses issues involving email, text messages, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter

• Contains chapters with compelling content such as "What HE is Thinking," "When the Office Romance Becomes Sexual," "Dating up and Down the Ranks," and "Marry Your Office Love?"

• Describes office policies, including love contracts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313391293
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
3.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Dr. Marty Zusman

"This book is an eye-opener documenting and discussing everyday workplace romance. Today, millions of Americans will enter their workplaces to provide income, but find this will be the most important context to meet a lifelong companion. New survey data are provided with 70 interviews of workers who report indulging and navigating the office romance. Also included are 'love contracts' to ensure that no one, including the company, gets burned. Both workers and workplace managers will find insight into what is really going on when the sexes get together at their office."

Dr. Marty Zusman, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Northwest

Dr. Marty Zusman
"This book is an eye-opener documenting and discussing everyday workplace romance. Today, millions of Americans will enter their workplaces to provide income, but find this will be the most important context to meet a lifelong companion. New survey data are provided with 70 interviews of workers who report indulging and navigating the office romance. Also included are 'love contracts' to ensure that no one, including the company, gets burned. Both workers and workplace managers will find insight into what is really going on when the sexes get together at their office."

Meet the Author

Jane Merrill is a professional writer whose published works include ten books and over 50 relationship articles for magazines such as Redbook, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan.

David Knox, PhD, is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage, marriage and family, and human sexuality.

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