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Ask Dr Sivri – How can I stop office flirts?

Dear Dr Sivri,

I read your recent advice piece on ‘jealousy in the office’ (Ask Dr Sivri – Jealousy in the office is getting me down, 14 Sept. 2020), and hope you can help me with my office problem.

I work for a major international consultancy business based in London with international clients. Up until the pandemic, it meant lots of travel abroad. It’s a great job as we work with diverse businesses, and it is intellectually challenging as we try to resolve a range of complex issues for them. The environment is mainly male, but it’s not a problem for me.

However, what is troubling are how a couple of my senior managers are being very flirty with me and behaving in quite an inappropriate manner I feel.

It’s not harassment, but I am starting to feel very uncomfortable around them. Our office is less busy these days as most of the team work from home. There are days, however, that we need to come in, and I dread being in the office around them.

I love my job and it’s extremely well paid, so I don’t want to leave. Please advise as I don’t know who to turn to or what to do.

Thanking you in advance for any help and advice you can give.

S.