A romance can bloom any place, anytime––even in a supermarket. Employers, on the other hand, are wary of office romances because they feel they undermine employee productivity.
That’s probably what this adolescent is concerned about; as he stated on the forum, I kissed my coworker yesterday. Was I wrong to do so?”
Here’s what happened:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The original poster (OP) is a teenager (17, M) who works part-time in a supermarket. He is interested in his coworker (17, F). Also, it was OP’s final shift the next day, thus he can’t get fired.
OP LEARNED THAT HE AND HIS COWORKER HAD A LOT IN COMMON.
OP and his coworker just began communicating over Snap and discovered they have a lot in common. “We communicated well and started sending hearts,” OP explains.
WHAT HAPPENED THE DAY BEFORE?
The day before, OP and his coworker had a shift together at the supermarket. They had a break at the same time. They were playing around, pushing each other around, and casually flirting.
“At one time, we stood really close and held eye contact, and then it just happened––we kissed,” says OP.
“Were we wrong for doing it?” asks the OP.
Here’s what the people on the forum think:
DON’T LET IT GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR JOB
“There does not exist a job for high school kids where any mature and rational member of the management gets upset about relationships between coworkers (be advised that there are plenty of idiots in the world, however). Please ignore all the comments saying otherwise. Just don’t let it get in the way of you doing your job. If you do, or if your manager is a complete putz, you won’t get scheduled together.”
IT WILL BE TOUGH IF YOU SEPARATE AND STILL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER
“It’s a minefield. Dating is fine. But it’s hell if you separate and still have to work together, see each other daily, and still have feelings.”
LET IT GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR JOB
“Absolutely, let it get in the way of your job. I mean, do your job, but if it comes down to choosing love over your teenage-in-HS job, come on!”
DON’T DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL/OFFENSIVE AND YOU ARE FINE
Yeah, some of the comments here are weird. An HS job is about as low – stakes as it gets. Don’t do anything illegal/offensive, and you are fine. Some of my fondest HS memories involve not doing what we were supposed to be doing in the name of fun with coworkers.
IT’S NORMAL FOR COWORKERS TO DATE IN GERMANY
“This is an American thing. Here in Germany, it’s completely normal for coworkers to date, and often, it is one of the places where people get to know each other.”
THAT IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT
‘Aw, sweetheart, no, that’s the type of stuff life is about! Trust me, when you reach my age, you’ll wish you had moments like this.’
“Have fun, man. I still remember how I felt, when I initially started dating my gf (9 years ago). Being ecstatic all day, getting dressed early and just waiting, and then the joy of simply being near her.”
ASK HER, DON’T ASK STRANGERS
“Ask her if you think it was wrong. Don’t ask strangers.”
LIFE IS FOR LIVING
“If you’re not her supervisor or vice versa, and if she consents, go for it. Life is for living.”
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