"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.
"What will be your plan 'B' if the heat is on from a supervisor, from gossip, or if things go awry? "Better to overcompensate than to constantly test the limits of workplace etiquette while hoping for the best." Be sensitive and respectful to others.
If nobody seems to notice, there's no reason to share. You and your new partner need to agree on some ground rules and come up with a plan for how you will keep it professional and stay within written or unwritten rules. "You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain," says Taylor.Here's how to make sure pursuing love won't cost you your job: Avoid Getting Involved with the Wrong Person According to the Career Builder survey, 24% of intra-office relationships were with someone higher up in the organization.Dana Brownlee, president of professional training development company Professionalism Matters, advises against initiating a romance with your manager, or, likewise, with anyone who reports to you directly or indirectly."If you're a manager, you should be held to a higher standard," she says.A recent survey by Career Builder found that nearly 40% of employees admitted to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker.And a whopping 31% of office relationships result in marriage—meaning they can't always be a bad idea, right?