‘I Hooked up with My Boss – And It Ended Hor­ri­bly’

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - CAREER -

‘Dur­ing my first in­ter­view with Mr He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named project man­ager, I thought he was cold and ar­ro­gant. Af­ter I was hired, he’d sim­ply re­view my work and never ask me any­thing per­sonal. It wasn’t un­til we went on a busi­ness trip to­gether that my opin­ion of him changed. We spent a whole week ex­plor­ing a new city and drink­ing wine at our Airbnb (which we’d booked to save money). We fi­nally made out, and the chemistry was in­sane. Back at the of­fice, we played it cool – but I never stopped think­ing about him. We talked and texted for months, and he told me how into me he was. But then he be­gan dat­ing some­one else, and it got re­ally weird. He started be­ing rude to me at the of­fice, and I felt very un­com­fort­able ask­ing him for help on projects – a prob­lem, since he was the project man­ager. Soon, he got fired be­cause (sur­prise!) he was dif­fi­cult to work with. The les­son I learnt? Don’t hook up with the of­fice jerk.’ -JESSICA, 26, EN­GI­NEER

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.