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You Might Have a Work Spouse if…

Do you have a work spouse?  Not your significant other that happens to work with you. Not the person you go home to at night and share bills and children.  A work spouse is the person (male or female) that you love to see at work, but your relationship is completely platonic .  I have had many work spouses over the years.  My good natured husband has seen them come and go and luckily has never been jealous. In fact he probably is happy that he doesn’t have to listen to me talk about work quite as much since I have already hashed it out with my “other” significant other.

 

How do you know if you have a work spouse?

Read below for the tell tale signs that someone at your workplace is your work spouse.

 

You might have a work spouse if…

 

1. One look in a meeting and you know exactly what they are thinking.

 

 

 

 

2. You have each other’s backs, no matter what.

 

 

 

 

3. You don’t get mad when they are honest with you.

 

 

 

 

4. When you go out on a limb at work, your coworker will join you even if it means they might have a rough time.

 

 

 

 

5. If your coworker is out for the day it displeases you.

 

 

 

 

6. Other employees have given you and your coworker a nick name like Bennifer.

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credit: www.elle.com

 

 

 

 

7. If you and your coworker were in charge office life would be utopic.

 

 

 

 

8. You can’t wait to tell your coworker the big news

 

 

 

9. Life decisions are discussed sometimes with your parents, friends, doctor, or clergy , but ALWAYS with your coworker.

 

 

 

10. Your child or pet was named for or by a coworker.

 

 

 

 

11. You share your darkest secrets and they know where you hide your private stash of chocolate.

 

 

 

 

12. You don’t get jealous of their well deserved kudos/promotions/raises.

 

 

 

 

13. You boost each others careers and are each others’ biggest cheerleaders.

 

 

 

 

14. Mondays are not quite as bad as they used to be.

 

 

 

 

15. Your real spouse gets tired of hearing what your coworker said or did that was so clever and funny.

 

 

 

 

16. You don’t quit a job you hate unless they can quit too.

 

 

Thanks to all my past, present and future work spouses!

 

 

 

 

What signs did I miss?  Comment and let me know about your work spouse.

 

 

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23 Ways You Know You Work Nightshift

This was you when you decided to try nightshift.
1. This was you when you decided to try nightshift.
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2. This is how you ask to be low censused after you had to stay up all day.
You avoid the sun.
3. You avoid the sun.
You have become an expert in the art of sarcasm.
4. You have become an expert in the art of sarcasm.
You become like siblings to your nightshift buddies.
5. You become like siblings with your nightshift buddies.
Drinking at 0800 seems perfectly normal.
6. Drinking at 0800 seems perfectly normal.
This is how you greet the dayshift when they are late.
7. This is how you greet the dayshift when they are late.
Your beauty maintenance tends to get behind.
8. Your beauty maintenance tends to get behind.
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9. This is your response when the charge nurse asks where you would like to float.
This is how you feel when you get the message to come in on call.
10. This is how you feel when you get the message to come in on call.

 

This is the look  you give the  person that asks you to stay 4 more hours after your shift.
11. This is the look you give the person who asks you to stay 4 more hours after your shift.
What you say to every meeting that is scheduled at noon.
12. What you say to every meeting that is scheduled at noon.
Running to codes is a breeze.
13. Running to codes is a breeze.
You have seen so much that in emergencies you are eerily calm.
14. You have seen so much that in emergencies you are eerily calm.
This is how your family feels when someone rings the doorbell during the day.
15. This is how your family feels when someone rings the doorbell during the day.
No topic seems inappropriate after 1 AM.
16. No topic seems inappropriate after 1 AM.
When you hear that one of your best friends is going to dayshift.
17. When you hear that one of your best friends is going to dayshift.
This is how you feel when someone tells you how nice it must be to sleep at work.
18. This is how you feel when someone tells you how nice it must be to sleep at work.
Everything is funny at 4 in the morning!
19. Everything is funny at 4 in the morning!
Your bedroom has black out curtains, blankets, or tinfoil on the windows.
20. Your bedroom has black out curtains, blankets, or tinfoil on the windows.
How you feel when your lunch/nap alarm on your phone wakes you up.  Back to work!
21. How you feel when your lunch/nap alarm on your phone wakes you up. Back to work!
How you feel after working a 6 night stretch.
22. How you feel after working a 6 night stretch.
No matter how crazy working nights can be, you are grateful to work with the best people ever!
23. No matter how crazy working nights can be, you are grateful to work with the best people ever!







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