People are getting it on at the office even without the holiday spirit pumping through their somewhat drunken veins. If that's the case all year round, the holidays bring out the sexy times even more. So, if you're planning to seduce that guy from the graphic design department this holiday, where should you do it? Our guide is here to help.
You put on the suit, grab your heels, look in the mirror and sigh. Same old suit, same boring look, same drag on your confidence. You want to wear something that is sexy, fun and just a little more ... you. But, you feel stuck in your job, stuck in your suit and you desperately don't want to be 'that' woman with the low-cut blouse and wrong impression, so you shrug and walk out the door. Sound familiar?
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Go ahead, be sexy at work. Be flirtatious. It may seem like it sets feminism back 1,000 years to say it, but the fact is, in a male-dominated industry, one of the smartest things a woman can do is use her feminine wiles to rise to the top.
It was like the post-WWII baby boom at my publishing company in Manhattan. The ladies' room was full of women patting their stomachs, complaining about morning sickness that lasted all day and chugging Cheerios to battle nausea. I had never seen anything like it at any place I've ever worked.
Each week Lyz on Love aspires to do one thing. Make a video that doesn't suck. If I aspire to do two things, it's a video that doesn't suck on love and relationships topics from around the web. This week, I'm talking inter-office dating. Co-worker canoodling. Dipping your pen in the company ink. Carpooling. Did I forget anything?
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd was once lauded by share-holders for cost-cutting and leadership abilities, but all of that changed when Jodie Fisher, an HP marketing consultant and former actress, accused him of sexual harassment. While the internal investigation eventually concluded that Hurd and Fisher “never had an affair or intimate sexual relationship,” HP’s board still found Hurd in violation of their code of ethics (supposedly he falsified expense reports to cover up the relationship,) forcing him to step down from his job.
Crushes, in general, can be a nail-biting emotional roller coaster but when it’s on someone you have to see every work day, things can get a bit awkward. With frequent opportunities for interaction, how do you manage to keep your foot out of your mouth?
What if our employers catered to a shattered relationship like they did the flu? What if a philandering boyfriend or husband was treated like a heart attack, and your boss not only encouraged time off but shuddered at the thought of returning at less then 100 percent. In an ideal world, our employers could help our relationships stay healthy and strong.
Unvarnished.com, a user generated work review site that's still in beta, is kind of like the sleazy little sister to Linkedin.com. The site aims to help out employers with written reviews by co-workers of a person's actual performance on the job. Could this ruin a person's career and love life?
As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become more and more difficult to leave your relationship drama at home where it belongs. Why? Because it follows you on your commute. And what if steamy encounters of undeniable chemistry tempt you out of your super-professional comfort zone … and into the HR department for a talk about the office's dating policy? Keeping work professional and keeping what's personal exciting is something most sensible women opt not to put on their to-do list. But there's no denying that it can happen. So here are the red flags to remember before making your move, and how to handle it once (or if!) you do.