The internet has reassured an employee after she sent “inappropriate” drunk people lyrics to a younger colleague.
In a post shared on a UK-based discussion website, user efvinghellg explained that they had sent a younger colleague in which they were attracted to various posts after drinking alcohol.
The user said in a June 30 post: “I had a drank a lot last night and finally messaged him. I’m actually mortified, I can’t comment on the messages, but I remember sending him some really inappropriate messages through various social media.
†whatsapp was more professional posts, but on facebookI sent him a more inappropriate one in which he replied, ‘I don’t know what you mean.'”
In the post, the user confessed that he had not read the messages because they were “absolutely mortified”.
The post continued: “I don’t know how to style this or even show my face again. The poor man. I feel awful. I honestly don’t know what to do except stop. Should I stop? “
After being asked what had been sent, the Mumsnet user revealed that she had responded “good news xx” when the colleague said they would work together, and that another message had been sent that made little sense.
Since the post, which can be seen herewas uploaded, it attracted some 143 responses, many from people telling the Mumsnet user to “relax” about the situation.
One Mumsnet user said, “You’re (nothing) concerned now. I thought you sent something mentioning unnameable things. If it’s the kisses? Don’t worry.
“I had a co-worker say ‘night then, love you’ at the end of a work conversation. Doesn’t mean now. You smile and move on.”
Another posted: “Oh OP (original poster) that’s nothing. I wouldn’t be ashamed of it at all. Ignore my previous post. I assumed you had sent him actual sexual messages and even pictures of yourself. I’m fine with you and you’ll be all right. You don’t have to apologize at all. Relax.”
A third commenter commented: “They’re a little embarrassing, but I’ve seen a lot much worse. Just pretend nothing happened and be more professional from now on.”
According to a 2022 Society for Human Resource Management study, about 50 percent of the 550 large sample admitted to having been in love with a colleague.
It also found that 28 percent of U.S. workers have or had someone they consider to be their “work partner,” and 26 percent of them had romantic feelings for that person.