Former UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng Advises Against Workplace Romance

Former UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng Advises Against Workplace Romance

  • South African professor Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng dropped some pearls of wisdom, and peeps loved it
  • The PhD holder advised Mzansi on why one should not have a romantic relationship at the workplace
  • People loved and appreciated her advice as they flocked to the comments section to thank her and asked for more life lesson tips
  • Shelley Lewin of The Relationship Architect shared that dating in the workplace can have complications

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The former University of Cape Town vice-chancellor, Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng, shared a life lesson with her social media users, and netizens took note.

Dr. Mamokgethi Phakeng dropped some pearls of wisdom.
Former UCT vice-chancellor Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng advised Mzansi against workplace romance. Image: Mamokgethi Phakeng
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Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng dropped some pearls of wisdom

The former UCT vice-chancellor shared a post on Twitter where she advised individuals on why one should not embed themselves in a romantic relationship at the workplace. The PhD holder said having a lover at work should be "out of the equation" as it makes one "miserable at work." Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng ended off by saying:

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" Keep a thick line between work and personal life."

Take a look at the post below:

Mzansi thanks Dr Mamokgethi Phakeng for her advise

Many people flooded the comments section of the professor to thank her, while others expressed their thoughts on her advice.

Ash Butau shared:

"You are right, prof. I once had a thing with the canteen lady. Everything was well at first, but then the relationship just changed. It was now hard to go and buy at the canteen. I noticed that my portions were getting smaller when I went there."

The Voice in the Political Wilderness said:

"But some folks have met the love of their lives at work, and I know a few...I also know it ended badly for some. But how will you know how it will pan out if you don't try?"

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MaGwala wrote:

"Great advice, Prof, but people like to fraternize, and they often get burnt in the end. When there is a problem between the lovebirds, work gets affected one way or the other. I once witnessed a catfight between colleagues who were dating the same fellow, and it was a messy situation."

Citizenx commented:

"Thank you, let's give it a try. I don't work where you work!"

Petunia added:

"A very good advice!"

Relationship experts explains why dating the workplace has disadvantages

Relationship expert, Shelley Lewin of The Relationship Architect told Briefly News that dating in the workplace needs boundaries and communication.

"Relationships are like plants that needs water and sunshine to grow. Just like plants need care, your relationship needs attention too. You can nurture it by communicating openly, making time for each other, and showing appreciation and affection. Workplace relationships can be tricky and better avoided! It's natural to feel attracted to someone, but it's important to remember boundaries and stay professional because if it doesn’t work out, work will become unbearable."

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She also advised how one can go about if they have a crush on a co-worker:

"If you have a crush on a colleague, you can try to focus on your work, set boundaries to avoid any awkward situations. This is a plant that you do not want to nurture and nourish, as it rarely ends well for the couple or your career."

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng amazes online users with her flexibility

Briefly News previously reported that former UCT vice-chancellor Rosina Mamokgethi Phakeng, better known as Prof Phakeng, had tongues wagging online after showcasing her flexibility.

The former UCT vice-chancellor proved that at 57, you can still be flexible. A video shared by the professor herself on Twitter shows how she conducts her yoga session. In it, she says that since she turned 57, she wants to showcase to her fans her favourite moves in yoga, as she usually does each year after her birthday.

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