Video of Teachers Dating and Working at Same School, Sparks Debate on Workplace Romance on TikTok

Video of Teachers Dating and Working at Same School, Sparks Debate on Workplace Romance on TikTok

  • A South African woman on TikTok shared a video showing her filming her boyfriend at their school workplace
  • The video highlighted the perk of being able to see your partner easily during the workday
  • Life, Career and Business Coach, Penny Holburn spoke to Briefly News about important factors that dating teachers should consider
  • The clip sparked mixed reactions online, with some viewers finding the couple cute and others expressing concerns about unprofessionalism

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A woman on TikTok shared a video showing the advantages of working with her boyfriend
A woman gushed at her man, who also teaches at her school. Image: @vider372
Source: TikTok

A Mzansi woman took to social media to share the perks of working with her man.

Teacher gushes at her man at work

A TikTok video by @vider372 shows the woman filming her man while he was busy teaching a class at the school they both work at.

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The amused man stepped out of the class to chat with his girlfriend, who had been missing him.

"The perks of working with your man sana. You just take a short left whenever you miss him," @vider372 said in her post.

Life coach sheds light on workplace romance

Life, Career and Business Coach, Penny Holburn spoke to Briefly News about workplace romance between teachers.

"The school may have rules regarding the relationships between teachers. If it doesn’t have any, then the teachers could have a relationship without causing any harm provided they keep the relationship for after school hours and outside the school grounds."

Penny also shared that it is important that the couple understands that should the relationship end, they still need to behave in a professional and appropriate manner at school, where they will most probably need to see and interact with one another.

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Teacher relationship divides Mzansi

The video garnered many views and comments from netizens who shared their opinions on dating within the workplace. While some gushed at the cute love affair, others frowned upon the two teachers' relationship.

Kg curiously asked:

"So does the principal or other teachers know about this?

Lunar shared their experience of dating at work:

"Never again will I date at work. We would arrive together, at break time we'd be together, leave together and show up in each other classes. The problem was when we mad at each. other ."

Vuyo Mlambo✨⚕️ was against dating at the workplace:

"I could never date at work, I’m too physical and inappropriate ."

Pewa commented:

"Sometimes just go there and whisper 'you are lying sir and run'."

bonebubutjiesking shared her opinion:

"Bese kusolwa abantwana mabajola eskoleni angithi bayifunda la kothisha (And then children are accused of dating at school yet they're influenced it from their teachers)."

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The Cricket Scholar -Lubabalo wrote:

"Uphazamise iclass kodwa (You disrupted the class)."

Single woman finds love of her life

In another story, Briefly News reported that a Mzansi woman shared a TikTok post revealing how she found the love of her life.

A post shared by @othandiwe8 features screenshots and images showing how her friend posted an image and status of her on WhatsApp, detailing how beautiful and single she was.

It wasn't long before a man from the friend's contact list responded to the status, showing an interest in taking @othandiwe8 out.

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Penny Holburn (Founder of Penny Holburn Coaching) Penny Holburn is a life, career and business coach running her own coaching business since 2010. She has spent 20 years as a consultant in psychological assessment, organisational development, personal and business change, leadership development, coaching and counselling. Penny has majors in psychology and industrial psychology and an MSc Cum Laude in psychology and has completed a Senior Management Development Programme through Wits Business School.