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Would you work in same company as your wife/gf or husband/bf?

Would you work in same company as your wife/gf?
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softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
This would be a nightmare for so many reasons haha.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol I know. Apparently almost everyone against it haha
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
I get ya. Haha!
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
+13
CEO
PREACH!!!
JoeRogasm
Politicker
+4
Sales Development Rep
No, and the reason why is what if both of you get laid off at the same time. By working at separate companies, at least one of you can hold a job down.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's a smart logic
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Nothing like a bathroom quickie mid-day with the wifey
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
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Hotlead
Politicker
+6
SDR
Good way to end a shit week of salesย 
newboy
Fire Starter
+2
Complete Sales team
I had exactly the same thought !!
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
I wouldn't be 100% against it, but I'd probably want to be on separate teams/departments.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Any reason why? Just curious
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Twofold:

1) I think it's healthy for couples to have time apart from each other and have separate areas of focus.ย 

2) A lot of people look at couples working together as inappropriate, and even if we acted completely professional there would always be people gossiping/claiming special treatment or favoritism. I'd rather avoid that.
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Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I would like a third option that says yes as I am not doing it rn, but gladly would
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha well there you go
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I was looking for the same optionย 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Yupp! Me & my bf met at work and have worked at 3 jobs together. Itโ€™s literally the best! We dominate the sales team & have fun competitions with each other. We also help each other out & bounce ideas off of each other. And both of us working the same high paying sales job has increased our income immensely.ย 

Now we both work remotely from home together too. And itโ€™s seriously so much fun! LOL We basically play Injustice 2 and Dead by Daylight with our toddler all day. And itโ€™s so much fun!ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's awesome that this is working for you. The poll says otherwise lol. And injustice 2 is the best lol
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Hahaha Iโ€™m actually shocked at how many people want to โ€œget awayโ€ from their significant other. LOL and yess!! I love Injustice 2 ๐Ÿ˜‚ย 
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I mean...

I can't say NEVER. Last time I said I was NEVER going to do something (be in sales) a higher power made sure that very thing happened. ๐Ÿ‘€

If I were married, I would prefer not to work with my spouse. One, I need time away, and two, that kind of shizz has messy potential.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Well at least you don't have the possibility ruled out haha
Bl
Bloodhound
Good Citizen
Recruiting Manager
My wife was my boss at my first job out of college. We dated maybe the last 6 months I was there. She got promoted to a new branch quickly, then I did, then we came forward with it. Wouldn't do it again though, especially with a superior!ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Gotcha. We all need some space haha
Bl
Blue_Turtle
Good Citizen
SDR
Only if we had zero interaction whatsoever. If that relationship fails during the time we overlap in tenure it would be a horrible experience.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha I feel you
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
haha
MandaMustWin
Good Citizen
Major Accounts District Manager
Yes, and have.ย In fact, I met my current love at my last company of 10 years.ย It's best to keep it out of the same org, but I've also done that, too. I recently left the company to pursue a better job, and he's still at the former company. I will say having our own separate jobs helps add some space and individuality, but working together also helps you bond and understand what the other are going through.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Makes sense, I think the best way to keep any relationship fresh is balance. Don't see too much of yourself but also don't stay too disconnected lol
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
Absolutely not.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Any personal reason?
newboy
Fire Starter
+2
Complete Sales team
PS not having a wife doesn't count.
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Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Not totally against it, but prefer not too. With our positions there would be too much opportunity for work friction to cause problems at home.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Ah that makes sense
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Yeah why not. Not for them or on same team, but same company sure
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Too much of seeing each other at work?
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
nah, its all good. For the past year and a half we work right next to eachother at home and are stronger now than before. Corona showed it is possible lol
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34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
My gf and I work in the for different organisations but sell to the same audience. I'm considering quitting and starting a supermarket!
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
With your gf or alone?
Kodiak
Politicker
+4
Senior Account Executive
Currently working with my wife and it has a lot of benefits. We do work in different departments that never overlap.ย 

Don't think I could work with her if she was in sales. Mainly for the ego because she'd probably be better than me.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol well at least you admit that :p jk
newboy
Fire Starter
+2
Complete Sales team
That's a man with real balls to tell the truth.

And really if that was not the case, team criticism is always their to back up rumors!!
MaoMao
Fire Starter
+2
SDR
I once worked with my partner and it was no good. She is somewhat of a perfectionist, I'm not,ย  and this particular job didn't need a perfectionist per se. Since I'm an extinction of her it caused her to hate me a little.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Are you guys still together?
asSASSin
ISR
abso-fucking-root-toot-tutely-not

Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I did before and it's where I met my current partner - different gigs now but we wouldn't do it again.

You always have to be "on", there's conversations of favoritism depending on roles, and should someone ever have an issue with a coworker, well now you're involved.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Aah I can imagine the scenario lol
newboy
Fire Starter
+2
Complete Sales team
That sounds about right. Then girlfriend's "gossips" got me some unwanted enemies in college.
Brando
Politicker
+7
SDR Manager
Wouldn't be a big deal if they were in a different department. But not on the same team. That time apart is much needed.

Don't need her telling me what to do in work and personal, just personal is fineย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol, this is the theme of this thread
TheJoker
Good Citizen
+2
VP of Sales
Creates a difficult dynamic around roles and responsibilities.ย  I love to get to work where I am the only boss.

Not doing it already but gladly would.

I would gladly have my wife on my team because she's a smarter/better sales-savage than most sales-folks I know or have known.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
But would you be working with you or for you?
TheJoker
Good Citizen
+2
VP of Sales
Officially for me, but... :)
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Indakitchenwhippin
Opinionated
+1
MDR
Absolutely not, had an ex gf apply to a company I worked at and didnt tell me until after she applied, luckily she didnt get the job.

Totally unrelated to our breakup but that would have been my worst fucking nightmare and we had a substantial fight about it.

Doesnt matter if totally different departments. Just imagine that one of you gets laid off and the other doesnt, (resentment), or you breakup (intra and likely inter department drama).ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Also, not to mention the feeling of envy
newboy
Fire Starter
+2
Complete Sales team
Well... There's one upside...
You can sleep with your boss and get nothing for it.

And a downside...
You can sleep with your boss and get nothing for it.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
HAhahahahaha! :D
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
There was a study that people met their gf/wife while working for the same company. It depends on the size of the company, if it's only a few hundred then definitely not but if >1K and they don't work for the same division then why not.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Yes, that seems to be the theme of this thread lol
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
+13
CEO
I did this for 10 years. Messiest, meanest divorce ever. Run TF AWAY
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Wow really? Could never imagine it could get that bad
Austin
Celebrated Contributor
+6
Founder - ** ***
Not a chance
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha why not though?
NinjaTycoon
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
Same company, perhaps. Same department or team? No, thank you.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha that seems to be the theme
RampagingDog
Politicker
+5
Recruitment Consultant
Absolutely not.ย  Not with wife #1 anyway, not ever.ย  But who knows, if that relationship meets its inevitable demise and I were to ever own my own company...maybe.ย ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Just curious as to why you wouldn't
RampagingDog
Politicker
+5
Recruitment Consultant
I think it's best to keep your work life separate from your personal life.ย  Especially with the stress that comes from a career in sales, not everyone is built for it (certainly not wife #1).ย  Allowing work to bleed over into home or home to bleed into work could potentially lead one to become distracted with the task at hand, whatever that may be.ย  It's not worth the risk.ย ย 
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SoftwareSlanginSavage
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Manager
Ifย  you wanted a quick path to divorce then yes I wouldย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
LOL
nt
ntownsend25
Sales Manager
If you work at a strong company where you don't have fear for layoffs (performance aside), it aligns many aspects of your life. For example, my wife and pay $0 for benefits, have the same days off, have the ability to commute together, and get more stock/equity for early retirement. Just don't work in the same org. We have many colleagues who are married and top sales people...why not maximize together.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
This is a really good point actually. Many people just need to learn to manage better
Rigeyyy
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
This could be very bad
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Still many people do it
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