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Go to Your Partner’s Company Picnic with Them to Discourage Workplace Affairs

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:19pm
Company picnics and other work-related social events can be breeding grounds for workplace affairs.

A study by found that nearly half of the American work force has been romantically involved with someone on the job.

The workplace now ties with the internet as being the #1 place where cheating spouses and significant others find willing partners with whom to have an affair.

A survey conducted by one private investigation firm found that found that an affair with a co-worker is more likely to be initiated at a company-sponsored social event.

That’s why I strongly suggest that whenever possible, spouses and significant others should always attend company picnics, office parties, and other social events at their partner’s job,.

You should never pass up an opportunity to go events like the annual company picnic, if spouses and significant others are permitted to attend. Your being there can act as a deterrent to workplace affairs in several ways:

Short-Circuit a Budding Office Romance

Your partner will think twice about amorously approaching that co-worker he or she has been flirting with or secretly admiring all year.

Keep Predatory Co-Workers at Bay

By making your presence known, predatory co-workers will be less inclined make a play for your partner or less likely to respond to your partner’s advances if it’s obvious that he or she is already attached.

Stop Them from Sneaking off for Sex

One survey found that it was not uncommon for employees to sneak away from company-sponsored gatherings to have sex. Your being there will keep your partner’s libido in check.

Avoid Alcohol-Induced Affairs

Alcohol is a major contributing factor to inappropriate behavior at job-related social events. Your presence there will help keep your partner from over-imbibing and doing something he or she may later regret.

If You Already Suspect Your Partner of Having a Workplace Affair

What if you suspect that your partner is already involved in a workplace affair? Attending the annual company picnic will give you a chance to find out if what you suspect is true. If your spouse or significant other is romantically involved with a co-worker, their behavior or body language will give them away. But knowing what to look for is the key.

To find out what to look for, get a FREE copy of my tip sheet entitled “What to Look for at the Company Picnic if You Suspect a Workplace Affair.” Send an email to with “picnic-bg” in the subject line.

For more information about company picnics and workplace affairs, see the article entitled Go To His Company Picnic with Him to Discourage Workplace Affairs posted at

To find out if your partner is involved in a workplace friendship that is dangerously close to becoming a workplace affair, take the Workplace Romance Quiz posted at

For more information about office affairs, workplace affairs, office romance or workplace romance, see the article entitled Office Romance Can Be Detrimental to Your Career posted at

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