A nasty little phrase used to say, "Don't have carnal relations with those with whom you work, and especially those who work for you."

This advice is very sound. You can lose your job for crossing this line. At the very least, your workplace environment will suffer from the rampant gossip, jealousy and bitterness that follows inner-work romance.

I myself experienced this as a youth and have never done it since. I think finding my car in the parking lot with one of its tires slashed was lesson enough.

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