texdravid wrote:Makes work boring but that’s what cell phones and internet are for during breaks. Lose yourself in the internet and shut down any else because for men, failure to heed these warnings at today’s nonsensical work place is career suicide.
Posts like this remind me I should be eternally grateful I work at a place where I can still sit in a window-less room with an attractive female for two hours and not fear losing my job or hearing from HR. Maybe it has to do with the top leadership being 75% female. They are very chill and yet very opinionated. They will stomp out any behavior they do not approve of in a micro-second, but as long as feelings aren't hurt, they are as un-PC a leadership team as it gets.
vikkyvik wrote:Ultimately, there are people at work that I know I can joke around with. And there are people who I either 1.) know I cannot joke around with, or 2.) don't know if I can joke around with. So I just stay on the safe side. It's not difficult, and it doesn't really affect the workplace at all.
That! There are conversations I have with my (female) colleagues I would not have with other (female) colleagues because I know they would not be comfortable, or do not know whether they would be.