Work

@myahw20 (1116)
Canada
July 2, 2008 2:50pm CST
What do you think about working in the same place as your husband/ wife? Do you think it's a good idea or a bad idea?
4 responses
• United States
3 Jul 08
i couldnt do it. i worked at the same grocery store as my boyfriend when we were in high school but we didnt live together. you would see each other all day everyday. and i am a firm believer of absence makes the heart grow fonder. at my old job there was this married couple and they would do everything together. if one called in to work, the other did. they went to lunch together and if one of them went home early the other one did too. and i would just sit at my desk and be like how can they do that? i would get tired of seeing my boyfriend everyday.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
Hehe i guess it really depends then hehe. As for me I am in the same class as my boyfriend so we see each other everyday haha even on summer. Although we still dont get sick of each other hehe.
@SHAMRACK (8351)
• India
2 Jul 08
Dear friend, I seen few couples who work in the same organisation and I had not yet seen any discomfort between them. Rather they exchange their works and compared to other workers they are much cooperative. May be they know what they do at home and how they manage their house matters. I feel that it might be much of ease for them to manage home and office if they work in same office or orgnisation. Also unless they go in more cooperative way. I hope it also depends how well they go well each other. May be a good couple at home too can be well in work at office it. It all depends how these two individuals understand each other. As they are aware of their personal problems they tend to give considerations may be knowingly or unknowingly. I hope it would be a better one for the majority of couples.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I am glad that you have seen positive examples of these cases.
@MrShasta (15)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I have actually worked with my wife on numerous occasions... both in business that we have started and in situations where we were working for someone else. There were times Where she was more successful in our workplace and times when I was. To answer your question, it all depends on the strength of the relationship. I adore my wife. Every minute I get to spend with her is another moment of happiness in my life. However, there are times when I need to be away, just be me. The funny thing is, my wife affords me this time, and the more freedom she gives me, the less I feel I want to be away. Working together was never a problem, we came home and were able to share in our experiences; when one of us would vent, the other would truly understand. So I am for it, but only if you are both strong enough in the relationship to handle mixing home and work.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I am inspired by that story. I agree with you a lot that it depends on the strength of the relationship. Sometimes there are competitions but in the end it's not really a competition. You just end up being proud of you husband/ wife. Goodluck with you both ^_^
• United States
2 Jul 08
Unless you're working in entirely different departments, I think it's a bad idea. Spouses need breaks from each other, and you don't need people at work thinking you're showing favoritism toward each other due to your relationship (for ANY reason). It's just a lot of drama and extra baggage I don't think any relationship needs.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I agree about the drama part hehe I could just imagine the little petty fights hehe.