Advice for dating a coworker
"Well, two fellow flight attendants were unhappy when a couple took over a row of seats they had their eye on, so they stole the couple's shoes and left them in a trash bag in the galley." Sure, there might be someone out there who will laugh at your antics, but they're best saved for your time off.
Blythe from North Carolina worked in a call center, which meant most people in the office were on the phone for most of the day."The funny thing is, it was clear from her rant that she hadn't even read the book, in which the forces of good win in the end." Rule #7: Consider your coworkers when you pack your lunch.Sure, last night's delicious cod dish would make a delightful lunch—but it's not nice to make coworkers suffer through your smelly meal.Most of the day, my office door was closed, but I always opened it around 4 and people would stop by for candy and a chat. Flight attendant Betty from California, author of Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase, spent a plane ride with two coworkers who went way too far.Except for one coworker, who would knock on my door all day long. "It's common for flight attendants to take empty passenger seats, but obviously customers get first dibs," says Betty.If a coworker has shut her office door, stay out––even if she doesn't look busy.
Says Renee from New Orleans: "I kept a big bowl of candy on my office desk. '" When you really need a sugar fix and the candy dish is with a colleague who's holed up in her office, head to the vending machine instead. Any joke made at your coworker's expense—or worse, a customer's—probably isn't all that funny.
"She'd make a big show of hauling a massive pile of work with her," says Jeanine, "only to haul it back untouched the next day.
Her inability to do a full day's work slowed down our entire department." Rule #3: Respect a closed door.
Rule #8: Watch your language, even when you're away from your desk.
Anything you do during the day—even while you're on break—is a reflection of your professional self.
"The email was long, angry and childish," she says.