guess what, guys. i work with my husband.
that's right bitches; my husband and i work in the same office building. on the same floor. in the same team and with the same director. in fact, he's like 6 pods away from me. and right now, we're on the same project. kinda wack right? but not really.
here's the thing: while some would balk at the thought of spending 24/7 with your partner, we've managed to make it work. it doesn't feel like we're always in each other's faces because we don't commute to work together, only our team knows we're married and to make it extra incognito, i don't have the same last name as him. stealth, right? shit, i barely even talk to him at the office.
so if you ever find yourself working with your spouse, here are some ways to keep your marriage intact (and interesting) while totally taking advantage of it:
1// pretend you're not married at work. for the most part, i legit ignore him when we're at the office. when i get in, i just go to my desk to commence surfing work. i rarely go to his pod, never go with him for coffee breaks, don't say hello when i get in and only IM if i need/have to tell him something. if he comes to my desk and i'm busy, i just shoo him away. you know, same way i treat all the other humans at the office.
2// his desk is your desk. i have full authority to rifle through his desk anytime i goddamn please - to steal his supplies/anything on/in his desk and eat his snacks. including the one he may have in his hand if it appeals to me. I AM HIS WIFE, DAMMIT so his stuff is my stuff and my is my stuff. the end.
3// make him get you lunch. there are days when i'm too lazy to make and bring my lunch. since i refuse to eat the garbage they call food in our downstairs cafeteria and prefer to eat gourmet salads, i make ask him go out and get it for me. which involves him having to leave the office, get in the car and drive to the restaurant 10 minutes away.
4// and breakfast. if you're running late and haven't had breakfast yet, call him as you're parking to get your breakfast and coffee. that way when you get to your desk, it'll be ready and waiting to be eaten. #likeaboss.
5// no need to pussy-foot around. or be all politcally correct. your husband already knows what a crass asshole you are so there's no need to hide it. if you need a meeting room that he's already booked, you can openly demand that he move it. if he booked a meeting that coincides with other important things like lunch or home time, demand he move it. then make dough-eyes at him when he starts to protest so you get your way. you know, just like you do at home. works every time.
do you think you could ever work with your spouse?