Dating a friend and coworker

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One one hand, having a friend at work can help you feel as if someone is in your corner and can give you the confidence to do your best.

They're also a safe place to land when things get rocky.

A polite blindness to their presence there is the way to go.

Be careful to spare your work friend the details of your job performance reports or reviews and limit sharing about personal issues that might cause problems for you at work.

You wouldn't want your work friendship to lead to your professional decline, right?

So, as you move forward, ask yourself: What impact will getting involved with said colleague have on you professionally and romantically?

Perceptions of favoritism may occur and there's also the potential fallout should things not work out.

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