In this video, Nance L. Schick discusses some of the considerations before you ask a co-worker out:
- Does your employer have a policy against this? If one of you is a supervisor, there is usually a restriction (or probably should be).
- Is this the first time you’ve made a move? If not, and you didn’t get a yes, don’t do it again.
- What are the risks, versus the potential rewards? If you’re just looking for a “quick hit”, things are probably going to get very awkward at work.
Think it through. Making a #dating move on a co-worker is not typically recommended, although it’s understandable that you might develop feelings for someone you work with. We spend a lot of time at #work.
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Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney, mediator, and conflict resolution coach whose goal is to keep you out of court and build your conflict resolution skills. She helps managers and business owners talk to employees about difficult issues such as gender, race, religion, and disability. She also negotiates penalty settlements for employers who unintentionally misclassify their workers. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers, the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Enterprising Women Magazine, Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In, The Kauffman Foundation, and more.