TIPS TO WORK + PLAY
WOO approved tips for working + playing in the same sandbox.
It’s the 21st century. There is no longer such thing as “work - life balance” because work and life are suddenly the same thing, and our 24/7 mentality isn’t helping. We are always connected, always turned on.
But, what do you do when you’re turned on and offline, and in the office kitchen? Take a peek below for the do’s and don’ts of dating a coworker. Kiss at your own risk.
DO: THINK ABOUT IT
Unlike that time you spontaneously decided to go blonde when you were 22, maybe give this one a good night’s sleep. Working romance is SUPER common now, and you’ll see it left and right in most agencies + offices across the globe - but just know, this is a BIG GIRL choice and be prepare for the big girl consequences. At the worst, getting fired. At the semi-worst, breaking up.
DON’T: GOSSIP WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES ABOUT IT
Yes, yes, we know - you and Jenna have gotten incredibly close after the last team outing at McFaddens, but don’t go exploiting yourself for the sake of conversation (or, advice.) Trust your gut + keep this convo between you and your #homegirls. Meaning, you can confide in them at home. No one else has to know the details.
DO: BE HONEST
If we’re being real with you, the stickiness that often comes with dating your coworker stems from big, roll-off-the-tongue lies. You panic, he panics and before you know it you’re swirling lies back and forth between coworkers, and even your bosses. Save yourself an easy-bake recipe for disaster and tell the fucking truth. Chances are, Lucy saw you guys making out somewhere anyway.
DON’T: WEAR ROSE COLORED GLASSES
We’re all for a positive attitude, inside + outside the office - but what you DON’T want to do, is make your holiday party hookup into something it’s not. (Trust us - we’ve been there)
If it was a one night thing that ended up with your credit card at a bar in Manhattan and your bralette on a nightstand in Brooklyn, take a beat and go home to reassess the situation. Feel it out on Monday, and don’t be disappointed if all you got out of this was a smile in the hallway and an Instagram Story of the East River.
At the end of the day, working + playing can be FUN, and a sweet way to meet someone who’s already interested in what you are / knows what the fuck you’re talking about. Just remember to tell the truth + get your shit done on time.
No harm, no foreplay. Or something like that?