Same workplace as SO?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t know if I could handle that long-term haha. I think it could either give you amazing bond or freak you out totally… if it’s just for the summer, I think the bond thing is more likely, because even if it sucks you can laugh about it knowing it will end soon and look back in the future like “remember that crazy time we worked at the same restaurant.” If it were more permanent, I could see it causing problems. But as long as it’s only a few months I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I met my FI at work.. 7 years ago now??

We kept our relationship hush from the rest of our coworkers — so it kept people guessing. It was a fun time working together. Working together has further strengthened the two of us working as a team whenever challenging situations arise. So, it isn’t a bad thing to be working together! Just keep in mind that either of you will be hit on by a customer. ;o)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@coachhw:  No no no.. I meant, either of you will be “hit on”; i.e. customers would flirt with either of you. 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@coachhw:  My SO and I met when we worked together. I think it will give you both an insight to each others lives a bit more. You will see how each other handles high stress situations which will be interesting. Plus I think it would be nice to be able to blow off steam aboutsomething that happened at work and have your partner know exactly what you’re talking about. 

 

Youre not there for long though so I don’t see any big issues arising.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My hubby and I moved to a small town in another country and knew no one, worked together 70 hrs a week and lived together and socialised (we didnt have anyone else to spend time with ) and we flourished! He actually proposed 6 months in!!!! We’re best friends so it was good. Don’t get me wrong he annoyed me etc at times but generally it was good. Now were back home and Woking together closely aGain at the same company!!! It’s just small things like we don’t change how we are at work to what were like at home, (to an extent obvs, plus our boss is young and kinda a friend, really chilled) so we still call each other baby and hun and kiss hello and goodbye etc (nothing inappropriate) but were just best friends too and we keep it easy going and light. You’ll find your own way!! Some people it doesn’t work for. My friends moved to another country, they were alone, they actually broke up cos they couldn’t live and work together  . They came home and got back together and are now married 🙂 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Y’all won’t be there very long and even then, it’s doubtful that you will work a lot of the same shifts. So it’s not like you’ll be seeing him EVERY time you go into work. 

I also agree with the PP who said that this is a good way to see him in a high pressure situation. You can see how he handles stress and you can also see how he treats his coworkers and superiors. It might be eye-opening and hopefully in a good way. 

And I doubt your SO is not even thinking about the whole “food service is unattractive” thing. If he truly loves you, he won’t care what you look like while you’re at work or while you’re doing certain tasks. 

Everything will be fine, you just have to stick it out 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@coachhw:  Sounds like a temporary thing so I’d stick it out. You’re also in the same boat, and I assume you’ll both be busy… so I think it’ll be fine. I met my SO at work and we still work together but don’t see each other as much since he’s now in a different branch (we’re in an office environment). We made it work. Yeah we didn’t get much of a chance to miss each other, but we also didn’t chit chat much.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I worked with my FI for 5 years (retail). It was totally fine. We didn’t always work the same shifts, and we didn’t work in the same department. We took breaks together if we could, but otherwise, we had no problems.

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