Tech Dating 101: Relationship Rules For the Workplace
- If you have unconfirmed plans, emails, and texts pertaining to your plans are allowed. Once you figure out what you're doing, it's time to shut it down. Or at least slow it down.
- If you don't have plans, a hello email is OK, but no more than four or five exchanges in any given "conversation," otherwise it's too much time and focus wasted.
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- Exceptions for Really Big News are allowed. If you get the urge to ping your better half every time something exciting happens, go for it! But hold off on the details until the end of the day.
- Absolutely NO arguing at work. Not on the phone, not via email, no matter how angry you are, especially if you know you get emotional about relationship issues. An argument could send you over the edge, which can end up being distracting and is totally unprofessional.
- Keep the emails clean. This goes without saying in a work environment, but even if you use a personal email address, your employer can technically (and legally) track what you're doing. Keep it clean during the work day!
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