A TikTok skit about having a “crush on your coworker” has sparked discussion about relationships at work, with some commentators advising against it altogether.
In the video posted by TikToker Jordan (@jorlala) on Sept. 4, she lip-syncs with her colleague using audio from petite women who says, ‘It’s no use, Jo. We need to get it out. I’ve loved you since I’ve known you, Jo. I couldn’t help it.” The two work as baristas at the Barnes & Noble Cafe.
The caption reads: “Have you ever dated a co-worker? How did it go?”
@jorlala Have you ever dated a colleague? How was the training? #barista #colleague crush #colleagues like #work life #recognizable ♬ original sound – imogen 😉
The video reached more than 133,000 views on Sept. 20, with commentators discussing the downsides of dating a colleague, and many saying it adds to the “drama” of the job.
“It provides entertainment for the staff and awkwardness for the two LMFAO involved,” said one user.
“Ngl, I’m in love with a co-worker and the potential drama is why I’m too scared to do anything about it,” another revealed.
“The colleagues at my work who broke up couldn’t be together, so the guy just stopped,” added a third.
Others, however, shared their own positive experiences of dating a co-worker.
“I did… met him in the outback!! we worked together for about 3 months but were still in a relationship with him nearly 4 years later,” one commenter shared.
“We were colleagues for months and now we have been together for 2 years and we are going strong!!” said another.
The News All Day contacted Jordan via a direct message on Instagram.