If you were single and "propositioned" by your boss with a guarantee of being promoted to a cushier, higher paying position... would you accept?
As my grandma always says "never s*** where you eat"
Had a boss who was a woman, all I got out of the deal was the proposition... Dang I hate hen I don't think thing through....
Boss is a dude, I'll pass on this one. Lol
I voted no based on the bosses I've had, but there were two that would have been a solid yes without any strings attached. One when I was about twenty, and the other when I was about twenty-three. Both were amazing in every meaningful way.
It's not what you know, it's who ya know and what are you going to do to them..oops I mean, for them.
Nepotism, in various forms, runs rampant.
Always has, always will.
The regular work force has been battling the really attractive people for work along with offspring, nephews, and best friends nieces forever.
My boss is a guy, so... No thanks.
No sense of adventure at all.
Just a strong sense of heterosexualism!
Now, if my boss was Monica Bellucci...
If no one else knew? I still wouldn't do it. I don't do or not do things based on who knows or might find out, but on what I think is right. *I* would know. I'd know my coworkers were the ones who really got screwed.
It's a dog eat dog world though...
You seem very admirable.
You didn't say the boss was a dog. That changes everything! :)
I think it's only dog-eat-dog where and when people let it be. I'm sure there's stuff from hanky-panky through gross corruption going on in lots of places. I like to think that most people wouldn't be part of it.
Maybe for most...
I'll be honest, if she were closer to my age and attractive I'd probably do it. But she's probably 10 or 12 years older than me.
Eww - that makes me want to take a shower
Are they married?
What ever your current boss is...
Oh. She's a woman...
I'd be likely to quit my job on the spot, or at least report it to *his* boss.
You didn't specify the gender or their marital status. If it were a single, female who I was attracted to - yeah, I would.
How would you like working for a boss who had done that with a coworker of yours? Perhaps if you were eligible for the same promotion, but he got it because of the boss' preferential treatment?
Excellent point. It depends on the situation. If I truly needed the promotion, and couldn't afford to leave (which wouldn't be the case), then I would do it.
I guess the promotion would really have to be a necessity for me to do it.
@susan I totally understand what you're saying and I agree for the most part. I worked at one place where I'm pretty sure that was going on and there was never a problem, I think most of the staff there were involved before I was transferred there.
Man, I just would never compromise myself like that. Not only does it go against my values, but I think there's a big fat legal issue there, if anyone else found out about the promotion & pay increase. More the boss's problem, but still.
Your current boss.
And no one knew but you two...
Who the hell am I kidding, I wouldn't actually do it. Besides, I'm my own boss, so there's nothing happening between me, myself and I.
There isn't, MrL?
Just hard for me to imagine, scrazzle, if I think about places where I've worked. It would screw (um, figuratively) other people (& worse, many of whom were friends). I'd be VERY uncomfortable & unhappy if I knew the boss did that with someone else.
SHHH Emily! ;P
Susan - I actually agree with you. On first instinct, as you saw, I said yes - but now that you mention it, I wouldn't. I couldn't see myself doing it for real.
I agree Susan, I wouldn't want to get passed over and I wouldn't want anyone to get passed over for a deserved promotion. That one instance was probably exceptional and stopped fairly soon after my arrival prob bc I was there as new asst mgr.
Nor would I EVER proposition an employee in that way.