Colleagues will disagree with your choice of mate for a number of reasons.Some will be vexed that you’ve beaten them to it, others will be concerned you will benefit from preferential treatment.Some people do keep rising, while others take time off for illness, family, or because their boss kicked them to the curb. You may be right, but you need to keep your body language in check. You don't want to draw attention to the age differences, and you don't want to act like you're superior because you're older. That doesn't mean that your Millennial boss isn't the right person for the job of the boss.She may well have the knowledge and experience that management needed and wanted to hire.Many will also alter their opinion about the boss, so it’s not just your career that suffers but their’s too. No Safe Sounding Board After a tough day at work, many people like to come home, pour a glass of wine and spend ten minutes venting about their idiot boss to their loved one. What happens if the dearly beloved you come home to is your idiot boss? Calling your mother or friends won’t work either, because they will not want to get caught in the middle of this muddled mess you have made for yourself. Merit vs Favouritism You will never be sure whether praise, promotion or pay rises have been earned on merit or awarded in favouritism.Worse still, even if you are convinced you are worthy of recognition, many of your colleagues will be adamant your perks are a result of being the boss’ bit on the side. If an idea gets canned, or you get a ticking off, will you believe it’s fair, or will you be blaming last night’s argument over what to watch on TV? Salary Negotiations Salary negotiations between manager and subordinate usually follow a set script: Boss: You have worked really hard this year, and we want to recognise your contribution, but please remember we are restricted to tight budgets yadda, yadda, yadda, some words that basically mean your pay rise will be small.
And this goes back and forth a few times until a reasonable increase is decided. Break Up Fall Out If dating your boss is bad, breaking up with your boss is worse.
There simply aren’t many half-decent men out there.
I don’t know why, but my friends and I suspect that most older men don’t come out of a relationship unless there is another woman waiting in the wings.
Now imagine that your boss knows that instead of investing money in something sensible, you are actually blowing it every weekend on alcohol and clothes. You may find some emotional release by spitting in his coffee every morning, but otherwise pretty much every day will be filled with heartache and pain. Against Company Policy This is the most important reason to consider.
In a lot of companies it is against company policy for co-workers, especially of different seniority levels to date.