Do you have opposite sex co-workers numbers?

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Do you have opposite sex co-workers' personal numbers?
    Yes. I keep my discussions work related though. : (57 votes)
    34 %
    Yes. We discuss things other than work as well. : (86 votes)
    52 %
    No, it's inappropriate. : (6 votes)
    4 %
    No, I don't think its inappropriate but I keep all contact through work phones and e-mails. : (12 votes)
    7 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    LittlePumpkin:  Yes, some, only because we don’t have work phones. So it’s always work related.

    Post # 3
    3432 posts
    Sugar bee

    LittlePumpkin:  I usually talk to my male coworker about work but occasionally it has gone to personal but we’re both  happy and in committed relationships. Does this mean we hang out? No. 

    Post # 4
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes, I have needed them sometimes when working on projects or business travel related. I don’t think its necessarily inappropriate to talk to opposite sex co-workers or text them if you have some friendship outside of work. I will occasionally go to lunch with or a sporting event or something with a male co-worker.

    Post # 5
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nope I don’t think it’s weird I work with all males and have most of their phone numbers. Not so much so I can make personal calls to them ( I have on occasion )but to talk work related matters or for things like calling in sick.


    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  sway0060.
    Post # 7
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    LittlePumpkin:  Yep.  And most of the times the texts are not work related.  (For the record, its not just one male coworker, but several.)  They’re all platonic relationships.  For the most part I know all of their gfs/wives/fiancees.  And I like them all quite a bit.  We’re also facebook friends/on instagram. I think its weird if you only have friends of the same sex. 

    Post # 8
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee


    LittlePumpkin:   I never thought it was inappropriate so long as you keep it appropriate!

    I totally agree, I wouldn’t say I have friendships with them (though it wouldn’t be a big deal) they are acquaintences of mine. If we were going to hang out after work or something it would be a “bring your SO” thing anyway.

    Post # 10
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    LittlePumpkin:  Yep I do! I’m sure FI has a few too but I’ve never actually asked him, it’s a bit of a non-issue for me! Generally i’ve only ever communicated via text with co-workers when it’s work related but I’ve worked there for a number of years now and have formed friendships with a few so the communication I have with them isn’t always work related (girls and guys). It’s never been innappropriate though, I don’t see a problem with it if there’s nothing going on!

    Post # 11
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it would be way weirder for a man to have a bunch of his male coworker’s numbers in his phone, but to tell his female coworkers he wont keep their numbers, because it’s inappropriate. If one of my male coworkers said that to me, I would be so weirded out.

    Post # 12
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have both male and female coworker personal numbers in my cell phone. The few coworkers that I happen to hang out with outside of work are female, but that has more to do with the fact that my professional is  very female dominanted, so most of my coworkers are female. I have plenty of male friends who I talk to and hang out with.

    Post # 13
    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I work in a male dominated profession and I absolutely need my male coworkers numbers,but it is always work related.


    My fiance also has female coworkers numbers but you know how some women are,ugh. And my fiance is a gym rat,bro,lifter type and everyone wants a diet plan or exercise plan. He’s got a document he crated and just forwards to anyone and that ends that. At one point this one chic was texting for a couple days saying oh how did I eat today? or send a picture of ice cream saying oh I feel like such a fatty…ugh,had to nip that in the bud. Uh uh,nope. Next she’ll be sending a pic saying do i look fat? Where do i need to tone up? #thirstybitches I was like babe,you are not a personal trainer or dietitian,tell her to go find

    Post # 14
    7025 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t have any work colleague’s number in my phone, male or female. I don’t need them. By the nature of my work (we all work in the same place), there’s no need. Out of hours I much prefer email anyway – no one likes taking a work call during dinner.

    In my previous job I had my boss’ number in my phone, and he’s male. I used it very rarely, and always for work things. Because again, it’s got to be important to bother someone outside of work.

    Post # 15
    6440 posts
    Bee Keeper

    In my field, we often work in close teams, so it can be essential to have each other’s numbers if you need to reach each other outside of work. I don’t think it’s a big deal as long as it’s professional. Sometimes co-workers can be friends too, so as long as you’re not using their phone number to plan your secret rendezvous, I think that’s fine too. 

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