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    Default Meanwhile.... Pt. 2

    We hit 5,000 replies on Pt. 1, so we're continuing the discussion(s) here:

    Here's the thread on the Classic Comics Forum for all of your tangential and off-topic conversations (although, as you know - that sort of thing isn't exactly discouraged in other threads).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Ranger View Post
    •Keep Political and Religious talk to a minimum
    Cthulhu for president!

    OK, there's politics & religion covered.

    So there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan bailey View Post
    Cthulhu for president!
    Why do you hate America? True patriots support Dormammu for president!

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    You guys are both begging Trump and the Birthers to get involved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cei-U! View Post
    I summon the first flaming POTUS!
    Depending on which historical gossip you choose to believe, James Buchanan might want to have a word with you.
    I tend to split superhero comics fans into "People who like Krypto" and "People who don't like Krypto."
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    Tread carefully and be prepared for a career change, if necessary.

    Personally, I think love is more important than work so if it looks like something with potential - go for it. For a fling, it is not with the potential downside.

    I'm a lawyer and that is all terrible legal advice.
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    fire her then ask her out. problem solved.
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    I think the important thing to establish is are the feelings reciprocal? Or just one-sided? I've had both guys and gals come onto me in a professional environment and my response is always no. It doesn't mean we cannot be friendly but for something more, well I have strict guidelines I adhere to when it comes to that and nobody I have worked with in a professional sense rocks my world that way. And even if by chance I met somebody who did, well the answer is still no. Work is work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan bailey View Post
    Depending on which historical gossip you choose to believe, James Buchanan might want to have a word with you.
    If Buchanan's head was perpetually shrouded in the Flames of the Faltine, he was hands down the coolest president ever!

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    From Part 1 (since the thread's closed, no quote function available, at least not with going to more trouble than I feel like exploring ...), Max Hauser posted --

    Okay... Here's the problem.

    I'm convinced there is special chemistry between me and a lady I work with. This is fine as we're both single.

    Two problems: One, she's ten years younger than me.

    Two, when I say 'work with', I really mean 'I'm her boss'.


    Not sure the first one is a problem, depending of course on the actual numbers inovlved. (I mean, if you're 23 & she's 13 ... no. Just no.) I've been all over the map as far as ages go -- my first wife was some 15 months older than me, second wife was 5 years older, subsequent gf was just under 5 years younger, one after that was a couple of months short of 10 years younger, most recent was nearly 12 1/2 years younger. In each instance, things obviously didn't work out for a variety of reasons (else those relationships wouldn't have ended in a romantic sense), but age difference wasn't among them.

    As for the boss-employee situation ... yeah. That's a bit different. I met wife No. 2 when she was my boss, & the gf after that wound up among my quasi-underlings (albeit only on certain days, when she pulled a night shift, probably once a week) when I was promoted a couple of months after we got together. Didn't really matter in the first instance, in part because that situation applied only about 3 months after we got together, & the staff was so small (5, for all intents & purposes) that not many opportunities for consquences arose, really. In the second instance, friction arose a couple of times, especially when a former mutual friend (who had been my boss when I started a few years earlier) took umbrage at what he inaccurately perceived as her jilting him for me.

    Tread carefully ... though of course you knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Hauser View Post
    Okay... Here's the problem.

    I'm convinced there is special chemistry between me and a lady I work with. This is fine as we're both single.

    Two problems: One, she's ten years younger than me.

    Two, when I say 'work with', I really mean 'I'm her boss'.
    My dad was 18 years older than my mom, and they had a great marriage. I don't see the age difference as an obstacle.

    As to the other situation, are you the owner and she your employee? Is it a large corporation and you her manager? Can you give slightly more info? Based just on what you wrote, I'd advise very strongly against, but there may be a few out-of-the-box solutions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan bailey View Post
    From Part 1 (since the thread's closed, no quote function available, at least not with going to more trouble than I feel like exploring ...), Max Hauser posted --

    Okay... Here's the problem.

    I'm convinced there is special chemistry between me and a lady I work with. This is fine as we're both single.

    Two problems: One, she's ten years younger than me.

    Two, when I say 'work with', I really mean 'I'm her boss'.

    I've been in a similar situation before. You gotta ask yourself is, is this office romance worth potentially losing your job over, if it goes sour/frowned upon?

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    Accept what you can't control? Well that can be difficult. As humans we like to think we do have control over things but you're right, I can't control this and its not important that I do control this. But the ebay sellers are annoying (actually ebay the website is just as annoying in many regards). As for office romances, like I said, I do not think they are a good idea. I think as human beings we like to combine things. But office and private I think should remain separate. I'm not saying they cannot work, but the risks and disadvantages outweigh the advantage.

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    About work romances, a guy I was working with wanted to get to know me a little better. I didn't feel that way about him and didn't appreciate him making some 'friendly' advances in a workplace either.

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    My son Logan turns 7 today.

    It's crazy to think that I've now been a Dad for that long.
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