THE LIFE

April 16th, 2010

No Sex in the Conference Room

42-17579221

Physical attraction in the workplace is a tough subject.

There are a lot of complicated things to think about concerning such a simple action. You see someone, you’re attracted to them and then you think about the possibilities, but what if there can’t be any possibilities?

42-17579221

Many businesses have a no fraternizing rule. Personal relationships between employees can create an uncomfortable and non-conducive work environment for the parties involved. This is where my problem comes in. Honestly, as a single female, I just can’t help but think about getting a little personal with a guy that has a beautiful body and goes to the gym during his lunch break. I think this is a situation many young professionals have been in or will run into during their careers.

I’ve never quite had this problem before. I’ve always worked in environments that were either predominantly female or I didn’t find any of the guys to be attractive. I find myself in a new predicament. I think the most important thing to do when in this kind of situation is not to be obvious. Sometimes that’s impossible, but it’s the best way not to make a fool of yourself. Keep cool and say as little as possible. It helps those 8 hours go by a lot faster.

As soon as I thought I had things under control with my new office crush, it got slightly messy.  One day while I was checking out my crush a co-worker was checking me out! This should be easy for me, but it’s the weirdest thing ever. Being that my admirer has sparked conversation on numerous occasions, I can feel free to be myself. It’s as though he isn’t giving me any signals. I am definitely always attracted to a good conversation way more than a chiseled body. However, a handsome guy with a chiseled body is hard to ignore.

In the midst of my excitement that I could possibly attract two guys at once I remembered I was at work. Not that I had forgotten the environment we were in, but it has been a lot going on. I am professional at all times, but the thoughts running through my head most of the time may be unprofessional (to some). I can honestly see why businesses have strict policies in place.

The possibilities could be endless, but I wouldn’t say it’s wise to explore a beginning. If anyone should ever run into the same problem, just follow Dashing Diva’s 3 Rules for Workplace Attraction:

Rule #1-Be oblivious to everything

Rule #2-Be yourself

Rule #3- Be professional


About the Author

Demaris Bailey
Demaris Bailey is an Editor for Socialtik Mag and public relations scholar from the Bronx, NY. Attending high school in suburban Massachusetts and a Historically Black University has helped her understand cultural boundaries and differences.




 
 

 
closet

Find the Value: Take Advantage of Your Possessions

To kick-off the new year, I sat down and chatted with online shopping expert, Michelle Madhok. Michelle took the time out to offer us some key details of how to value items we already have. In addition to being founder of SheFi...
by DeAndra Harrison
203

 
 
3d rendering of handsets from an old vintage phone

How Do Small Collection Accounts Impact Your Credit Score?

Fortunately, there is one recent change to the world of credit scoring concerning small debts, which are sometimes called “nuisance” collection accounts. Fair Isaac, creator of the FICO score, has rolled out to all three cr...
by Socialtik Mag
261

 
 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Creating a Personal Finance Statement

If you own a small business or are self-employed, this guide will help you track income and expenses on a regular basis. Entrepreneurs tend to create personal financial statements for one of two reasons. Either they love number...
by DeAndra Harrison
70

 

 
jeff-campbell-rockin-cxl

Fall Style: Jeffrey Campbell Shoes

Vintage inspired, runway-trending shoes by Los Angeles based designer Jeffrey Campbell, are this season’s must-have style pick. The family owned shoe line has been around for 10 years. It credits it’s inspiration to...
by Genel Ambrose
86

 
 
200398520-001

Is Marketing a Money Drain or Money Fountain?

Marketing is an essential part of running a business, often overlooked or poorly implemented due to busy-ness of the Owner, this gets looked upon as money draining out of the business. On the other hand, if done right and imple...
by DeAndra Harrison
85

 



5 Comments


  1. Gender is not very important in our mordern society.


  2. Legg Mason is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchang the moment sweetie bracelets are extremely favorite; they can be a example of items of fun jewelry which might be expressed by brands renowned for quality


  3. Very good, picture is very pretty, top! TTT


  4. hank you very much for you can share your post,the article content written very well,extremely is worth my study
    Star B93M


  5. This is really fascinating, You’re an overly skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and stay up for looking for extra of your great post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Twitter Users
Enter your personal information in the form or sign in with your Twitter account by clicking the button below.


thru 9/26 - Fall Sale. 30% Off select styles. Disc