How to handle it.

You see someone across a crowded room. Perhaps it’s an assembly line in the warehouse, a busy hallway in an office, or a crowded call center.

Your eyes meet. The attraction is magnetic. Bad love songs play in your head.

You just got bit by the workplace love bug.

For Valentine’s Day, here are a few rules to follow to ensure that your blossoming romance doesn’t backfire if things turn sour.

  1. Leave the lovey-dovey at the door.

PDA. Public displays of affection. This includes hugging, kissing, giggling, etc.

Don’t engage in any of this at work. It can make things awkward for your co-workers, and give them a reason to complain about you and your beloved to management. Keep things professional. When you’re at work, you are co-workers, not a romantic couple. Save the flirting for when you get home. Same goes for that fight you had last night. That’s not something your co-workers need to hear about.

On the flipside, keep work drama out of your personal life. Your main squeeze hears enough about Brenda and her loud chip-eating at work.

  1. Keep the relationship semi-secret

True, you do have to let your boss know once you realize this relationship is serious. But you …read more

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