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Maureen Rogers

Correction: I actually don't know all that many people who have met my particular husband at work, but I do know many people who have met their own particular spouses at their own particular jobs.

Maureen Rogers

I met my husband at work, and know many other people who have, but there's another work phenomenon that I've noticed over the years. Many people have what I've always called an "office husband" or and "office wife." This is the one man or woman that you tend to spend the most unofficial time with, the person who's your confidante/advisor, your lunch buddy, your best friend at work... I.e., the person who's kinda-sorta your work spouse. Purely platonic, but sometimes with a little edge...

Walter Underwood

Twenty-five years ago, a co-worker set me up with a date with a new employee. She had thought I was really boring during the interview, but decided to give it a try.

We started dating, didn't make it public at work, then were put together on a two-person project with me as technical lead. That was uncomfortable, because complaining about the jerk at work wasn't really good date conversation when I was the jerk.

Around the end of that (thankfully short) project, we told our boss that we were dating. He was apologetic about putting us in that project (even though he hadn't known) and promised not to do that again.

It took me another five years to propose -- our former boss's wife said, "About time!" -- and we're celebrating our twentieth anniversary this year. Neither of us tries to manage the other, by the way.

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