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Mixed Views On Workplace Flirting

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Is flirting in the workplace alright to do?  (iStockphoto)

Is flirting in the workplace alright to do? (iStockphoto)

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Tricia Plovie of the staffing services firm Robert Half International says you should NEVER do it. “It would be our advice that you never flirt in the workplace,” Plovie said. “Only because you want to maintain professional relationships with everyone on staff. The other thing is that one person’s flirtation might be another’s harassment.”

But WWJ’s Charlie Langton and Sandra McNeill took the question out onto the streets of Royal Oak and found mixed opinions.

“It depends on if you’re committed or not, if you’re in a committed relationship. If you are, then you shouldn’t be,” said Tim Nolan of Ferndale. But then he added, “I wouldn’t want to be with someone no one wanted to flirt with.”

“You shouldn’t be showing your personal business at work,” said Jessica from Shelby Township. “No PDA at work, no favoritism.”

Colleen O’Keefe of Royal Oak said it’s okay if it’s a “peer situation,” but “If it’s a boss, that’s inappropriate,” she said.

Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl, however, out dining at a Royal Oak restaurant, was all for work flirting. “There’s nothing wrong with it,” he said. “If you’re interested in someone, you should just let them know.”

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