Happy Valentines Day from Across-the-Board!
CareerBuilder.com's annual office romance survey found that about half of workers said they have dated a co-workers. And it isn't just among peers.
Twenty-one percent of workers admitted they have dated their boss, up from just 14 percent last year. Nearly four in 10 said they have dated someone with a higher position in their organization. In some cases, it pays off in terms of advancement.
Twenty-five percent of men who dated the boss said the relationship helped move their careers forward. Only 13 percent of women said that. CareerBuilder.com noted that dating in the office can have drawbacks.
"Policies on office romance vary from company to company, and it's the responsibility of the worker to know where their employer stands," said Rosemary Haefner, a spokeswoman for CareerBuilder.com. "It's important to remember that even if both sides are willing participants, office relationships could have repercussions."
CareerBuilder.com said 10 percent of the people it surveyed said they were asked to leave their job because of an office romance. In addition, a breakup can make the workplace uncomfortable, to say the least. The survey found that co-workers said they were most likely to couple up while working together on a project, with 22 percent of workers saying their relationships began that way.
Here are the other top situations where office romances found their spark, according to CareerBuildercom:
*Running into each other randomly outside work (11 percent)
*Happy hour (10 percent)
*Love at first sight (8 percent)
*At lunch (8 percent)
*Working late-night together (7 percent)
Two Dunkin' Donuts employees face criminal charges for spitting and urinating in coffee they served to patrons of the North Street shop where they worked, authorities said.
Newindpress has confirmed that the well known Malayalam director T. Rajeevnath, is looking for an actress to play Mother Teresa in his upcoming film. His top pick he is trying to get is Paris Hilton. This guy claims he was impressed that she declined to pose nude for Playboy. I swear to God this is not a joke, check the source. I am ready to have a seizure.
This chemically imbalanced directory said: "My agents in California have contacted Paris Hilton."
He continued with: Although there are several actresses willing to play the role of Mother Teresa, the most widely respected and loved person, the history of the actress who is finally chosen for the role would have to be analysed thoroughly before she is chosen."
Airport baggage screeners found a human head with teeth, hair and skin in the luggage of a woman who said she intended to ward off evil spirits with it, authorities said Friday.
PET-a-POTTY is a very interesting "potty" system for dogs.
It was an unusual rescue for about 20 firefighters at a Brevard County gas station.
A house erroneously valued at $400 million is being blamed for budget shortfalls and possible layoffs in municipalities and school districts in northwest Indiana.
An outside user of Porter County's computer system may have triggered the mess by accidentally changing the value of the Valparaiso house, said Sharon Lippens, director of the county's information technologies and service department. The house had been valued at $121,900 before the glitch.
County Treasurer Jim Murphy said the home usually carried about $1,500 in property taxes; this year, it was billed $8 million. Most local officials did not learn about the mistake until Tuesday, when 18 government taxing units were asked to return a total of $3.1 million of tax money. The city of Valparaiso and the Valparaiso Community School Corp. were asked to return $2.7 million. As a result, the school system has a $200,000 budget shortfall, and the city loses $900,000.
Officials struggled to figure out how the mistake got into the system and how it could have been prevented. City leaders said Thursday the error could cause layoffs and cost-cutting measures.
Lippens said the outside user changed the property value, most likely while trying to access another program while using the county's enhanced access system, which charges users a fee for access to public records that are not otherwise available on the Internet.
Our government employees hard at work. Article here.
A driver plowed through a woman's garage in Winter Park, Florida and then took off. When police got to the scene, they discovered the car with no one inside and found a very surprised homeowner.
An intense snow squall cut visibility nearly to zero and caused an 86-vehicle chain reaction pileup, stacking cars four deep on an icy western Michigan freeway and injuring 25 people.