Meeting on the job was hard work

Darryl Evans and partner Nicola Beggs met at work and now have a beautiful baby girl, Bridgit Annette.
Darryl Evans and partner Nicola Beggs met at work and now have a beautiful baby girl, Bridgit Annette. Georja Ryan

A FLIRTY wink by the photocopier or sneaky kiss in the storeroom has long been regarded as inappropriate, but with one in four people meeting their partner at work, it seems to be the done thing.

Warwick couple Darryl Evans and Nicola Beggs spent years working together before pairing up and Ms Beggs said she saw it as a sign of the times.

"I think with the amount of time people spend at work these days, there isn't too many opportunities to meet people outside of work," she said.

The pair met when working for Ray White Real Estate and moved to various other businesses as a team.

"We just got on really well; I don't think we ever looked at each other as partners, it just happened," Mr Evans said.

But Sandy Klaus and Joanne Taylor, both Warwick marriage celebrants, agreed next to none of their clients had met through work and despite this case in point, thought Warwick was bucking the trend.

"I think I've only had one (couple) who met at work," Mrs Klaus said.

"I think because of all the workplace harassment rules in place these days, people shy away."

Mrs Taylor said about 80% of her clients had met online, and the other 20% at social events - but none at work.

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Workplace Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Don't: Bed your boss - rule of thumb.

Do: Play it cool - not everyone enjoys PDA.

Don't: Neglect your work or allow yourself to become distracted.

Do: Keep it clean - no one wants to see a lipstick-stained collar.

Don't: Play favourites.

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