Some rationales make a lot of sense, while others don't.
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Then a female colleague who thought the economist was cute volunteered to help him with his projects.
They worked long hours together, and she served as a buffer with other departments and gently pushed him to develop his presentations to fit seamlessly within those of his colleagues. When the couple announced their engagement, it was counter to company policy.