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Where to draw the Line Mixing Business and Pleasure?

"Never mix business with personal matters - it just leads to damage relationships, poor business decisions, or both."

In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views.

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When I think about the concept of mixing business with pleasure, an old episode of Seinfeld comes to mind. On the episode, George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander, discusses the concept of the "colliding of the worlds." George didn't want his personal relationship to clash with his relationship with his friends. Apparently his fiancé wanted to spend time with his friend Elaine. Although, the scenario is comical, the concept in terms of one's professional and personal life is relevant.

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1. I'm a firm believer that you should never mix business with pleasure. In the event staff members fraternize romantically with other staff members they create an opportunity for disaster. For example, a facilitator at a renowned University was overweight and battled with self-esteem issues. We'll refer to her as "Amber." Amber is an educated woman who is technically savvy; as a result, she landed a top-paying position as a computer programmer. She had two positions with two different organizations that only enhanced her quality of life. Both organizations provided the best form of health care, in which she was at an advantage to under go cosmetic weight loss surgery, comprehensive dental work, and vision procedures used ...

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In this problem solution we further explore the concept of office romance and fraternization with real-life examples, in 787 words.