Not any more.
Essentially, if you are going to make a move, such as asking someone at work to have a relationship outside of work, you’d better be sure that the other person is mentally fawning over you, talking to his or her friends about you and, in short, cannot wait for someone to break the awkward silence.
It’s like dating back as a teenager, but instead of parents to question and monitor your moves, it’s your employer. If the relationship goes south, there is more onus on your employer to get involved.
A concern can really be anything – from a first ask on a date, to feeling uncomfortable working together if something goes wrong in the relationship.
Imagine a chess board and each chessman is an employee: now, reconfigure the board from square to triangular with more or less squares and try to put everyone back in place where they were before or might be anew – it's crazy. Employers think that if as many people as possible can still be on the board, life is good – for them maybe, often not for the employees.
And if he does work out, you can offer a new company your professional services with pride and confidence. Always be prepared for change; it isn't always fair or may not seem right, but it is always going to be imminent in all aspects of our lives.
At this point, start to network and look for other opportunities. Update your résumé. Seek the advice of an employment lawyer. You may have a case for functional dismissal.
Leg braces: I had passed my resume to this place that builds braces for legs. I never got a call back. The job ad was in the Edmonton Journal.
Vertically Inclined: I emailed my resume to this rock climbing gym to be a climbing instructor. The job ad was in the Edmonton Journal.
They emailed me that I had to be available for these 5 days to do training. I thought about it some more and decided not to go to it:
1. I have never rock climbed before. That's okay, you don't have to have experience.
2. I have no interest in rock climbing. I may do it once and never do it again.
3. I'm not really athletic or interested in sports.
4. I was looking for a job that's not physically hard, and this seems physically hard.
5. This rock climbing skill is not a skill that I am looking to develop.
I emailed this job to V at work. He wants to be a personal trainer, but he said he isn't interested in rock climbing.
This job would be a fit for people who are athletic, physically fit, and likes to teach people.
West 49 closed down: I looked it up on the internet and it says it has permanently closed down. At least you can go to the website to buy stuff.
"A Chinese woman with no arms is turning her online fame into social change": Today I found this article by Nathan Vanderklippe in the Globe and Mail. It was very inspirational to read. I'm going to put the whole article into another email/ post. Here are some excerpts:
With reporting by Alexandra Li