Eight reasons why you must never sleep with your boss

Once your pants stop dropping, your appraisal scores will start

A healthy benefits package can make your working day a whole lot more fun.

But if there’s one perk you should avoid, it’s doing the nasty with your boss. Here is why:

They’re probably already attached: There’s a pretty big chance they have got someone at home waiting for them, some hapless soul who has to ask them whether they’ve had a good day at the office and then-horror of horror -listen to their reply.

You’re not as furtive as you think you are: Your co-workers know. And they probably hate you for it. Either they have been there before you, or wish they had, or, more likely, think you’re doing it to get promoted.

You will not get promoted: ‘You see, darling, if I promote you now, it will seem like I’m playing favourites and I don’t want to arouse suspicion, and nobody must find out.’ Great.

They’ve probably done this before: You’ll eye every new colleague with suspicion and will eventually drive yourself mad wondering if they are carrying on behind your back too.

It’s not romantic: You’re not star-crossed lovers, you’re not Jack and Rose standing at the bow of the Titanic. No. You’re co-workers thrown together because you got drunk at a conference and you have sex in toilets.

It’s tacky: When you think about it.

Darling, nobody has affairs with their boss any more. So passé.

You’ll never know if you’re good at your job: Is your boss praising your work because it was brilliant or because they don’t want to rule out a blow job in the mop closet? You’ll never know.

When it ends, it’s awkward: Office romances have a limited shelf life. Once your pants stop dropping, your appraisal scores will start.