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YouWantMeToPay July 10th, 2013 5:58pm

If you were single and "propositioned" by your boss with a guarantee of being promoted to a cushier, higher paying position... would you accept?

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Ernest Make it so
07/10/13 7:11 pm

As my grandma always says "never s*** where you eat"

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
07/10/13 2:59 pm

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....

Capitan Elysium
07/10/13 1:22 pm

Boss is a dude, I'll pass on this one. Lol

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/10/13 12:10 pm

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.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/10/13 11:42 am

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.

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YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
07/10/13 11:44 am

Nepotism, in various forms, runs rampant.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/10/13 11:53 am

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.

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/10/13 11:18 am

My boss is a guy, so... No thanks.

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susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:19 am

No sense of adventure at all.
=:-)

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/10/13 11:22 am

Just a strong sense of heterosexualism!

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/10/13 11:23 am

Now, if my boss was Monica Bellucci...

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:12 am

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.

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YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
07/10/13 11:14 am

It's a dog eat dog world though...

You seem very admirable.

Tony SOH Founder
07/10/13 11:17 am

You didn't say the boss was a dog. That changes everything! :)

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:18 am

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.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/10/13 11:03 am

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.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/10/13 11:02 am

Eww - that makes me want to take a shower

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/10/13 11:01 am

Are they married?

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/10/13 11:06 am

Oh. She's a woman...

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:00 am

I'd be likely to quit my job on the spot, or at least report it to *his* boss.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/10/13 11:00 am

You didn't specify the gender or their marital status. If it were a single, female who I was attracted to - yeah, I would.

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susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:02 am

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?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/10/13 11:04 am

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.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/10/13 11:06 am

@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.

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:06 am

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.

YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
07/10/13 11:06 am

Your current boss.

YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
07/10/13 11:07 am

And no one knew but you two...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/10/13 11:07 am

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.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/10/13 11:08 am

There isn't, MrL?

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 11:09 am

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/10/13 11:12 am

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.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/10/13 11:13 am

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.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/10/13 11:14 am

Nor would I EVER proposition an employee in that way.