Could you work with your significant other?

  • Timbales

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    May 09, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Could you work in the same office/place as you significant other? Would you be ok with them being your boss at work?
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    May 09, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    I owned a restaurant with one of my exes.
    Never again...
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    May 09, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    5ebastian said^ why wot happend? im curious.
    Ever watch Hell's Kitchen?
    Restaurant ownership/management is not for nice people. icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidso your ex was a tyrant?

    you dont have to be a prick to be successful at business, but business has no room for niceties.
    He brought the "bossiness" home after work.
    And since we were equally the boss, that got really complicated really quick...neither of us would take shit from each other. icon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    I love him, but hell to the hell no. We spend the rest of our lives together.
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    May 09, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    no chance in hell
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    May 09, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    Seems pretty normal in non-western families
  • TheAlchemixt

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    May 09, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    I did it once. I will never do it again. I need my space! It is nice to not have to see your boyfriend all the damn time!
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    May 09, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    Don't do it. My parents ran a business together for several years. They were much happier after they retired. icon_lol.gif
  • jkwbb004

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    May 09, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    HELLS NO! He drives me crazy enough about things, I cant imagine him being my boss. "You cleaned your car, but there is still gum residue on your console" would turn into a why were there 4 misspelled words on your report. Just no! He knows how to piss me off, and would.
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    May 09, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    I feel that the separation from my spouse during work makes me want them even more when I get home.

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    May 09, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    _Mohammed_ saidI feel that the separation from my spouse during work makes me want them even more when I get home.

    This.
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    May 09, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    why would you? wouldnt you like some space?...I probably be annoyed seeing the same face 24/7...
  • Aus92

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    May 09, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
  • TR_Latitude10

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    May 09, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    my spouse and I have worked together successfully for nearly 9 years. The key for us is clear separation of duty - he has nearly complete autonomy for one half and I have nearly complete autonomy for the other. We butt heads several times a week when things cross both paths, but it doesn't get ugly and stay that way. We speak our minds and usually find a compromise the next day.So the daily suff is handled just fine. The challenge we have now is how to define the long term strategy that we both want. We've accomplished our initial and mid-range goals, so agreeing on the next ones will be an accomplishment. In sum, I'd do it again without hesitation. How else can I screw the boss without reprisal?
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    May 09, 2011 6:59 AM GMT
    Oh.. I thought it read "work out with...".. yeah, love to lift with a partner, it's sorta hot.

    WORK with? NO WAY!!!! I need my down time.
  • monet

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    May 09, 2011 9:46 AM GMT
    Not in a million fucking years.
  • Timbales

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    May 09, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    The b&c has been working at a job about 2 - 2 1/2 hours away since October of last year. He's a commercial photographer and is in charge of 2 other photographers and will need to hire a third. They had a hard time finding one last time they hired, so he jokingly asked me if I want a job. I said "Yeah, maybe".
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    May 09, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    Nope! been there done that, will never do it again!
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    May 09, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    Been there, done that.

    Hell no never again. It's one thing to love someone, but to be with them 24/7 with no break.......Never again.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 09, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    I seriously doubt it. It's one thing to work on home projects and another to work in my office. We already know, it wouldn't mix.
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    May 09, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    I worked 2 jobs with my ex girlfriend. It was kind of a nightmare!

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    May 09, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    NFW ! icon_eek.gif
  • Iakona

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    May 09, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    My Husband and I worked on a cruise ship together, in the same production cast, doing the same shows, and literally being around each other 24 hours... it was definitely tough, we ended up fighting more. I think we are better off now working apart, and coming home to each other after work.
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    May 09, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    Did it before my and I ex managed a busniess together I would never do it again. It was terrible which led to the demise of our union. He often brought the problems to the work place that we were having at home. That was new to me. I couldn't catch a break!