"You're creating a climate where people are going to see bias whether there really is bias or not."Relationships with your peers are generally more acceptable—assuming they're unhitched.A stunning 20% of people who told Career Builder that they had dated someone at the office admitted that at least one person in the relationship was married.
Quick backstory: We didn't meet on the job — we were dating for almost four years before we started working together (which, by the way, wasn't planned … But for about 11 months, we sat three cubes apart from one another and kept our relationship under wraps. People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life. No need to send a blast email with "the news" of you and your cube-mate's new relationship."Offering to pick something up for your crush shows how considerate and generous you are.Who knows, they might even decide that a break is in order and join you for the short trip.5. "Showing interest in what your crush actually does at work is a good start to building rapport.(Without risking an HR violation, of course.)Crushes, in general, can be a nail-biting emotional roller coaster, but when you're crushing on someone you have to see every work day, things can get a bit awkward. Inspired by this list of what NOT to say to a work crush, here are a few conversation starters that might help you navigate the minefield of potential social gaffes and maybe even score a first date.1. Your crush will appreciate a bright start to his/her day. There's a fine line between flirting and sexual harassment so make sure what you're saying doesn't make your crush uncomfortable — the potential for embarrassment and legal repercussions is high. "This is incredibly mundane, yes, but common courtesy goes a long way.