DEAR ABBY: Boss in love with secretary tries to chart the road ahead

Thursday, March 14, 2019

DEAR ABBY: My secretary has worked for me for six years, and I have fallen in love with her. Neither of us is married. There’s a couple of problems, however.

The first is, she’s half my age. The second, she’s a great secretary, and I would never want to do anything to upset her. I have never said anything about how I feel, but I am fairly certain she knows.

I have never done anything as far as making advances toward her or making any type of inappropriate comments. However, I do know I am in love, and I’m finding it harder to concentrate and wonder what to do, which is why I am writing to you. Should I just leave it alone? — DAZED AND CONFUSED

DEAR DAZED: Harassment policies in the business world have become more stringent. Conversations that could make a subordinate uncomfortable could put your own employment at risk if you are rebuffed. Because I don’t know the policies in the company you work for, I’m recommending you err on the side of caution and leave it alone.

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