Derived from beer goggles--while trapped a work surrounded by almost all unattractive people, someone has one redeeming attractive quality that elevates them to a much higher attractiveness status than they would in other environments.
Bob: Wow, Sally is hot, look at those legs!!
Bill: Yeah, she's cute at best if we're in a bar, but here at work she's the cat's meow compared to all the other ugly women.
Bob: I hear ya, my work goggles are playing games with me!!