What to do when you like your coworker?
How To Handle A Crush On Your Coworker Like A Total Professional
- Check in on company policy.
- If you choose to proceed in secrecy, know the risks.
- If coworker relationships are allowed, turn up the flirtation—but keep it cool.
- Take it outside.
- If they’re into it, go for it.
- If they’re not, bow out.
How do you know if a coworker has a crush on you?
Here’s How to Tell if Your Coworker Has a Crush On You
- He always happens to take his lunch break at the same time as you.
- He also happens to show up to work around the same time.
- He always finds reasons to walk over to where you sit, even if it’s not his department.
- He grabs you lunch a lot when you’re too busy.
Have crush on someone at work?
Having a crush on a coworker does not mean you are a bad person. It does not make you into a bad person, either. A crush at work is a very normal reaction to the social environment you’re in on a daily basis. When at work, the crush may be intensified by contact or observation of the person.
How do you stop thinking about a coworker?
Focus on positive distractions.
- At work, focus your mind on your tasks, and having professional interactions with your coworkers.
- Outside of work, you can keep yourself from dwelling on your crush by focusing on other things you’ve been meaning to getting around to.
How do you deal with attraction at work?
Avoid putting yourself in situations where you will work closely with a person you are inappropriately attracted to. Similarly, watch for signs that your coworker has feelings for you. If you find this difficult, request a transfer out of the project, or ask for another colleague to be brought in to work as a buffer.
How do you distance yourself from a coworker?
If the person engages with you, be polite but aim to extricate yourself as soon as you can. Listen to complaints briefly – say a minute or two. And then say, “I’m so sorry, but I need to get (something) done.” Or, “I’m sorry; I’m late to a meeting.” (Never lie; if you have no meeting, go with the “get something done.”)