Dorothy Price Hill, a former Goldman Sachs risk manager who is now a managing director at investment bank Mid-Market Securities, recalls that even up until the late 1990s, women at Goldman were judged differently than men.
Jacki Zehner and her now-husband Greg were both traders when they started dating and became engaged; Zehner waited until after bonus season to tell her bosses that they would be married.
They transferred her husband-to-be to a different trading desk and otherwise put no obstacles in the path of the relationship.
At one white-shoe law firm recently, a cluster of affairs was discovered by accident, according to a source familiar with the situation.
A benefits manager in the human resources department noticed an unusual volume of prescriptions for the same expensive drug coming through the medical claims department.
On the other hand, there are situations where the relationship between the sexes is not so fraught.