Anybody work outside of the home while your DH/SO/FI works from home?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We were in the same position. I’m a lawyer and go into the office every day. FI is an architect/project manager and worked from home when not traveling. In the last month, though, he has quit his job and has become a full-time “house husband”. I love it!!

Post # 4
coyoteBee
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Yup, I work in a typical office. DH is a software developer and works from home full-time. I actually don’t mind working in an office, I don’t think I would do well working from home. I do wish DH would have dinner ready (or at least started!) by the time I get home though… That’s awesome that your SO does that!

 

Post # 5
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802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

We’re the opposite. I work from home, and he works out of the house.

I recently applied for a job that will get me out of the house… which I really hope I get, even though I’m going to feel like the worst dog-mom ever! 

Post # 6
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re starting this tomorrow (was supposed to be today, but the snow delayed my first day.) It’s funny because I used to be able to work from home sometimes at my old job and my husband was in the office everyday, then when we moved my husband started working mostly from home and I wasn’t working. So we’re kind of switching roles. He also travels a lot so he has weeks where he’s gone most days.

Post # 7
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830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@alysee:  I work at an office and DH works from home (he owns his company). I wish DH had supper ready when I came home!!! I have 3 offices that I rotate between, one is 10 minutes from home, one is 20 minutes from home, and one is 45 minutes away.

We have finally settled that the days I am at my furthest away office, if he is at home, he will make supper. I dont know why we didnt do that from the beginning?

Post # 8
coyoteBee
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

@MissSemi:  Hey you found a job?? Congrats! I just started a new job on Tuesday, then had yesterday and today off due to the weather LOL!

Post # 9
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Oh man I would love it if DH had dinner ready when I got home! He works from home and I work in an office 8-5 M-F.

Our agreement is he does all the cleaning in the house and I cook and do the dishes. It may seem unfair since he only cleans every couple days while I cook and do the dishes almost everyday, but I think it’s a pretty decent trade since I absolutely hate cleaning the bathrooms! It’s just really annoying sometimes when I get home from work and immediately have to start cooking while he gets to lounge around because he cleaned the other day. -_-

Post # 11
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs. Coyote:  Yay! Congrats to you too! Yeah, hopefully tomorrow will be my first day!

Post # 12
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167 posts
Blushing bee

FI and I have the opposite arrangement. We are both teachers, but I teach at a cyber school. I do have a “teaching office” that I go to for work a few days a week, but then I work from home the other two or three days a week. It’s a great arrangement because on the days I work from home, I’m able to stay with our dog instead of taking him to (and paying for!!) doggie daycare. It’s also really convenient to work from home when the weather is bad or when I need to flex my hours for a doctor’s appointment, and I’m able to get a jumpstart on dinner those days too!

While it is very convenient, I have to admit that I actually get kind of sick of being at home and sitting all day long in front of a computer. I am preparing to apply for teaching jobs at some local schools and hoping that I can finally get my own classroom for next school year!

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