I’ve been in IT for 30-plus years and I learned a long time ago to be careful what you say and do around others. I don’t touch anyone in any way, tell off-color jokes or stories when I don’t know for certain that those nearby are OK with that. I won’t say anything to a woman about her clothes, shoes, hair, etc. I act like a gentleman at all times. That doesn’t mean there is no interaction, there is, of course, office gossip, life stories, work issues and the like.
male / IT — Government / Port Murray, N.J. / Age 60