Outside responsibilities and wedding planning

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
Member
11722 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To be honest, I’d never turn down a big project at work for planning a wedding. 

Post # 4
Member
2873 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

missanonybee53:  I wouldn’t have wanted to take that project either, but I’m not sallaried and you have to pay me to stay late.  If my work asked me to stay late and not pay me, I would remind them that DH is an attorney and his firm practices employment law 🙂

I agree with you on work/life balance.  You can’t do everything.  It maybe allright if you knew you had the free time or the company was paying you for it (extra money to hire someone to do that stuff for you!)  As a rule though, even without a wedding, I would need to think twice about projects for work outside of work hours.

Post # 5
Member
11722 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did see it. However, advancing in my career and a strong reputation as a team player is important to me.  I wouldn’t let moving stop me from getting some props from the higher-ups at work. 

FWIW, I completed grad school, worked full time, AND planned a wedding all at once.  It involves time management, not sacrificing your professional reputation and identity. 

Post # 6
Member
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

GIRL.

I’m in the middle of wedding planning and I’m so over people who think it’s such an easy breezy task.

I don’t really have any advice, just letting you know you’re not alone in feeling this way.

Post # 7
Member
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

missanonybee53:  yeah, I’m with JiminyCricket on this one. 

I’m trying to plan my wedding, work full time, commute an hour each way, cook dinner every night and we have 5 kids combined. I’m squeezing in all the planning whereever I can and doing DIY every spare moment after that. 

My career though and proving to them I can still multitask and do it well is important to me because any future advancement will ride on anything thrown my way at work. Your wedding will come and go but how your bosses perceive you for projects, even if not paid for it, and showing them you will go above and beyond your job duties is what will get you further in the company that will only benefit your marriage later on. 

I have to agree, yes it is a lot but yes you should have found a way to do it. 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors