Menu
Lifestyle

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.

If you have a quirky story on how you met your partner, drop us an email at georja.ryan@warwickdailynews.com.au.

 

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.

Topics:  dating lifestyle love relationships work



Warwick traffic blocked after two car crash

Emergency services attend a crash at the corner of Victoria and Albion Sts this afternoon.

Bystanders report there were at least two people in each vehicle

Boring brands cost more than money

STILL SATISFIED: Tammy Monz and Myah Monz were happily loaded up with school supplies for the first day.

WHAT are school supplied costing our kids?

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Greg Payne

A GRADE: Greg Payne is the man in charge of the 2018 Australia Day Cricket Carnival.

Greg Payne once had a shot at state cricket for Queensland

Local Partners

Why swearing is good for you

LOVE dropping the F-bomb? Well, you’re in luck, because a new book has combed through all the science and says we should all be running our mouths off.

'Breathtaking': Tears flow as Gladstone women say 'I do'

PERFECT DAY: Mikayla and Emillie Glossop were the first Gladstone same-sex couple to wed after legislation was passed late last year.

Emotions were high as the Glossops finally wed.

Aussie Nando’s stores infested with rats

The Nando's Restaurant in Lake Street, Northbridge.

Two Nando’s stores fined after failing to meet hygiene standards

BIZARRE: Woman creates turkey dinner using just her mouth

She chews up all the ingredients and spits it into a bowl

First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

Massive snake kills 6-day-old baby goat on farm

A carpet python has killed a baby goat at a Northern Rivers hobby farm.

Don't joke about living with a python (warning: Distressing image)