I Have a Work Spouse

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    After several years of working together,

    a female coworker and myself became attached. We became "work-spouses" and enjoyed all of the benefits. Problem is that it started to affect our relationships with our significant others. Needless to say, we had to separate to shut down those feelings. It's been three years...
    OML1971 OML1971
    Aug 5, 2015

    Work Spouse Or So Much More?

    Throughout my career I've always had a work spouse.  As my jobs changed and I shifted between companies, divisions, locations, etc., my work spouse changed.  I am still friends with some of my ex'es, and in my current position I went for a long time (8 months...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

    Work Spouse Plus

    My work spouse PLUS has been supporting me with a promotion I want.  My bosses are yanking my chain and I'm getting a little sick of it.  One week they dangle the carrot and tell me I'm the only person who can get the job done, the next week they tell me they have...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl
    46-50, F
    Sep 28, 2009

    A Stupid Term, But Still True

    The term makes me a bit uncomfortable, but so do most interpretations without context. Here’s how I see it: It's the person … … you spend more waking time with than your spouse (though that's true of many coworkers) … who will volunteer to be a scapegoat when you just...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2010
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