Dating interns

Amazon Ali Gatore
Oct 7, 2018 61 Comments

Situation: Dating coworkers seems to be advised against. At the same time an intern is cute. We are both individual contributors, even in different organizations (different directors).
Action: I go for it nevertheless.
Result: That's what I'm trying to predict.

The question is - is there actually any danger to this? I'm full time, at the age of an intern. She would not get any benefit out of this relationship, because I don't even know her manager and her project, not involved by far.

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TOP 61 Comments
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Don’t do it. It’s not going to end well.
    Oct 7, 2018 10
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      Based on most company’s policy and common fucking sense. Harassment isn’t always violence, if you don’t know that you need to read more.
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Amazon Ali Gatore
      OP
      I went through a government page right before writing this comment.
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Oracle Ppt
      If you have not, go over your corporate guideline
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      NADM63

      Google Eng

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      NADM63more
      Dating coworkers is fine. That said, in this case there is a power imbalance (FTE vs intern), so tread lightly.
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Intel DSPN81
    Likely will be viewed at some point in time as an asymmetric power situation, so in 20 years you’ll get Kavanaugh’d
    Oct 7, 2018 2
    • Leanplum HankyPanky
      So.. nothing will really happen then..
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Intel DSPN81
      You are assuming that in 20 years due process exists at all. And pretty sure the POTUS won’t have your back in the job interview.
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Microsoft richardhea
    Just don’t get her pregnant.
    🍆
    Oct 7, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      legend

      Amazon Eng

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      legendmore
      Ok, what if he does indeed?
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Microsoft richardhea
      He is fucked for life, kids are a huge destroyer of quality of life.
      🍆
      Oct 7, 2018
  • Cisco / IT vzIq77
    Any question on here can be answered with the TC Test. Ask yourself “will this action improve my TC at any point in my career?” If the answer is no, don’t do it.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Samsung octave
    You know she is interested in you?
    Oct 7, 2018 4
    • Amazon Ali Gatore
      OP
      One can argue that you can never know. Plus actually, one could even argue that she doesn't know.
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      She’s an intern. The answer is NO
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Amazon Ali Gatore
      OP
      What after she gets the full time offer?
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      Are you foreign, naive, a troll, or just slow?
      Oct 7, 2018
  • Groupon / Product qujxe
    Don’t do it.. I’ve seen good guys getting fired just for saying “insensitive words” to interns. You are venturing into a whole new dimension.
    Oct 7, 2018 3
    • Amazon Ali Gatore
      OP
      What was said exactly?
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Red Hat
      HemiSafe

      Red Hat

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      HemiSafemore
      “How are you today?”
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Amazon undertaker
      "please do the needful"
      Oct 9, 2018
  • You shouldn’t ever ask out an intern as a full time employee. There is a power differential and this person is put in a really awkward situation. Just wait until the internship ends.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Google RockLobsta
    If she’s not someone you’ll ever work on a project with and you have no influence on her internship or future conversion... go for it. But, ask in a way that makes it easy for her to decline and if she doesn’t show huge enthusiasm back off and never mention it again.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Avigilon pasimeena
    Here’s a simple solution: wait for her to finish her internship and then go all out.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    Don't shit where you eat. It never ends well. Come on. Were you born yesterday?
    Oct 7, 2018 1
    • Microsoft richardhea
      He does not want to shit, he wants to have sex. How old are you not to be able to make the difference?
      🍆
      Oct 7, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Eng Cat-fil-a
    Go for it I’ve dated three interns at Cruise. Pumped and dumped. Sure I eat in shit now but I’m happier than a pig in shit.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Verizon / Design iSnoopy
    Jerk off and think it through. Dating a intern never reflects good. People will consider you as the guy who dated the intern.
    Oct 7, 2018 2
    • Microsoft richardhea
      And that’s a bad thing how?
      🍆
      Oct 7, 2018
    • Amazon ZeffJebos
      Kinda
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Nvidia zVEC05
    Result is you get metooed, especially if it looks like she’s not going to get a full time offer or when she misses her first expected promotion.
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • New / Mgmt
    DodgingBS

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    DodgingBSmore
    Dont date them, just fuck them
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • New EVlp62
    Perceived conflict of interests? Do your company not do any of training in regards to this? Plenty of cute girls in the world, why do you have to go for that one. Smh
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon ceo@amzn
    Forgot Sean Parker saga?
    Oct 10, 2018 2
    • Microsoft richardhea
      Is that the guy in Spider-Man?
      🍆
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Amazon ceo@amzn
      Naah..Timber in lake
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Moody's / Product
    crvB40

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    crvB40more
    But keep in mind , interns look attractive once u fuck them few times they don't , so have a dumping plan as well
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn prXD63
    Go, fuck and have fun
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jm22
    Bang her
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • New beer me
    Don't get your lay where you get your pay.* unless in the giant Amazon mega universe, she's on a completely different team, in a different building and you both have zero chance of being eithers manager. And also, maybe, just maybe let her have an internship at a company that's great for her resume without trying to distract her from starting a great career.
    Oct 7, 2018 0