Love is most definitely in the air and there seems to be red hearts and teddy bears everywhere you turn, and today being the start of what is meant to be the most romantic weekend in the calendar, you might be feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Are your colleagues boasting of their plans for a romantic meal somewhere, maybe a weekend away or has someone just received a delivery of ruby red roses? Well whatever is happening around you, has it ignited feelings towards a colleague that you have started to see in a more romantic light? If the answer is yes, read our little words of advice before you step onto the yellow brick road of love, as it might not lead to the emerald city of happiness!
Firstly keep it to yourselves and keep it away from the office. As tempting as it may be to just “happen” to make tea at the same time, share that secret joke or flirt and giggle whenever you can, others don’t want to be part of it. It can make others feel very awkward and make you look unprofessional. Not only that, but if you are using making tea as an excuse to see each other, you are probably not being as productive at work as you should be!!
If you are trying to keep your liaison a secret, don’t assume your boss doesn’t know what you are up to, chances are they will and they won’t appreciate you disappearing every 5 minutes!
Don’t get sidetracked by flirty emails, remember you are at work to do just that. Your work will suffer if you spend all your time on secret emails and it is a blatant misuse of company time and resources. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to receive the odd email that makes you smile from ear to ear, but send them before or after work.
Sadly not all relationships work out, no matter how rosy they start and at the end of the day you will more than likely have to work together. Just remain professional and don’t bring your problems into the office.
And lastly a huge no-no is getting others involved to cover or lie for you, especially if your partner in crime is married, we’re not here to judge but these things always have a habit of getting out!
It could be the start of something wonderful for you and you end up as one of the 20% of marriages that met at work, which of course is a lovely happy ending. We just want to make sure that you don’t end up without a job or relationship!
Lastly on a happier note…. Happy Valentines day for Sunday everyone!