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robav8r

D-FENS
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I just started working for a large, multi-national conglomerate here in Northern VA. All of my HR & ethics training centered around not ripping off the company, not doing unethical things (financial & monetary) and absolutely NOTHING on dating, relationships, sexual harassment, etc.
 

ChuckMK23

Former H-46 Driver
pilot
Most global companies / Fortune 100’s have moved away from hierarchy based management models - that’s part of the cultural shift. Heck we don’t even do performance reviews/ratings anymore. My boss is married to a woman in my team - just shows you how things are now.

That doesn’t remotely mean harrassment or poor behavior is tolerated. It isn’t. Bad behavior will get you fired in a heartbeat - as it should. But The US and global private workplace has changed. People date openly at work, etc. see it everyday especially in recent post collegiate employee segment. No one, least of all HR, cares.
 

Sculpin

"Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week"
Since I currently work in HR in a Fortune 100 company and have close friends that are in other fortune 500 companies, nearly all don't give a shit who you sleep with, now sleeping with a subordinate opens you up to accusations of favoritism which is bad.

We just hired a guy who came from another large company who made a comment we were more tame than his last place where there were lots of young people working and it was like a dating club at work.

basically almost no one cares anymore.
Evidently, I and my buddies at other less fortunate companies need to work at your company. ;)
I kid. I strongly believe in "Don't shit where you eat."

The odd thing here is no one gets told or trained about it. It's like HR gets a complaint that so and so in the team have a disrupting relationship or similar, and then HR takes decisive action on the basis of some policy. Very brutal. At my company that's all about diversity and LGBT and such, I find it strange I've had 0 seminars or training regarding how to treat coworkers. Unexpected but I suppose stranger things have happened.
 

Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
I just started working for a large, multi-national conglomerate here in Northern VA. All of my HR & ethics training centered around not ripping off the company, not doing unethical things (financial & monetary) and absolutely NOTHING on dating, relationships, sexual harassment, etc.
Sigh...I still have to suffer through hours of SH/EO crap including face-to-face. Some day I will leave it all behind and just behave myself without an annual corrective.
 

Sculpin

"Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week"
From the other previous posts of people in the regular world, it would appear your statement is a personal preference and not necessarily prevailing company policies.
To reiterate what I stated in previous comments, it is in fact policy at places I've worked and some other places that colleagues and friends work at. It's not just my personal preference. Hell, the CEO at one of the most liberal and largest tech companies in the world just got fired over manager-managee fraternization policy.

Such policies are obviously not everywhere, and where it exists it's not typically known and it's often nuanced (it's seldom absolute), but it's there. If at such a workplace you have a mostly secret fling or people in completely different office campuses as in larger companies are dating, sure, no one's going to crucify you for it as that would be silly. But the jealous young lady down the hall who came out of a rough breakup and doesn't like seeing a visibly lovey-dovey couple everyday, all it takes is a complaint/story to HR about a disrupting and obnoxious relationship on work hours, whether it's true or not, and the guillotine comes down. I've seen that particular scenario happen a few times. In a broader respect, I wouldn't have had a fair number of friends fired from all over the place if it wasn't a thing anywhere.

The best part about having friends in HR is they can point you to such things and send you info, especially when many of their policies are on an ask-and-tell basis, no training or seminars or accessible documentation. It's also how I came to know my current company's military policy front-and-back because only HR seems to have full visibility of that while other employees have no little to the docs on these policies. Before that, "knowledgeable" colleagues were telling me one would be fired if they had to take any extended military LOA, which was patently false both in terms of federal law AND extensive company policy. Can you believe it?
 
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Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
Here are a few more sayings:


Don't fish off the company pier.

Don't get your oil changed at the company garage.

Don't get your canvas painted at the company studio.

Don't get your meat tenderized at the company deli.

Don't get your salad tossed at the company salad bar.

Don't get your postage stamp licked at the company post office.

Don't get your organ ground at the... I can't think of anything to finish this one.
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
I just started working for a large, multi-national conglomerate here in Northern VA. All of my HR & ethics training centered around not ripping off the company, not doing unethical things (financial & monetary) and absolutely NOTHING on dating, relationships, sexual harassment, etc.
Just play the game and get your fair share of the gravy (i.e., money).
 
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