Originally Posted by AntoninBeGonin
Wrong for flirting? What about women, are we allowed to flirt? If a girl is 16 (not that much different from 14, btw), and she thinks a salesclerk looks cute is she allowed to smile, or strike up conversation, or otherwise let him know she's interested in knowing him better? Or is it only wrong if it happens to be a man?
There's quite a difference between smiling and striking up a conversation and 'say, you look good pumping gas...do you have a boyfriend?' (gag, would ANYone respond to this garbage?)
No, women acting in a professional capacity are not allowed to flirt either. When a cute man comes into my office it is most certainly inappropriate for me to say 'wow, you look good in a tank top. Are you dating anyone?'
On their own time folks can do what they want. When they're on the job, they need to act the part.