Summary of Office Mate

Your Employee Handbook for Finding – and Managing – Romance on the Job

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Common ground is a necessary starting point for any relationship. So, why go to a bar to meet a potential mate? Instead, search for love in a more familiar place: your office. An office works like a community where people know each other well. Individuals also act and look most like themselves in the office. Stephanie Losee and Helaine Olen, who met their spouses at work, express their enthusiasm for finding love there. They guide hard-working singles through the low-lit halls of the office to find love among the cubicles and conference rooms. getAbstract recommends their warm and practical approach, and praises the care they’ve taken with sexual harassment issues.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to look for a mate at work
  • How to avoid tricky situations, such as sexual harassment
  • What rules to keep in mind when dating or breaking up with an office mate


“The Modern-Day Village”
More than 100 years ago, people met their partners through their village communities. They knew enough about their neighbors to make good matches. Today, with many working weeks topping 50 hours, employees have little time for socializing outside the workplace, ...
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About the Authors

Stephanie Losee has written for Fortune and San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. Helaine Olen has written for Wall Street Journal, Variety, and The Washington Post. Both authors met their spouses at work.

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