Post # 1
Are there rules or “unwritten” rules so to speak about working at the same establishment as your spouse?
I know dating in the work place is iffy, so I’m skeptical.
For instance, could a husband and wife apply at the same company/business etc etc?
Any thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I think ethically, and it depends on each company/HR, you can, but you should be working in different departments. I think sometimes it is possible in the same department, but I think as long as you talk to your HR about your marriage after you got the position, I don’t see why it would be an issue unless they have a corporate policy against it. I would apply and have my spouse apply. Then again, I don’t work in HR, it’d be best to talk to someone in HR where you are considering.
Post # 4
FI and I work for the same company, but not in the same building. We did ask if they would frown upon us working in the same department (we have the same degree so he’d like to work where I do eventually) but they said it was fine. I really think it depends on the company though. My parents also worked together in the same office until my mom retired (doctor + nurse), but I believe they were grandfathered in as it is now against their company policy.
Post # 5
FI and I work at the same place. Actually that’s where we met almost 3 and half years ago!
And, we work on the same floor, and are on the same team! lol People ask us all the time how we do it, but it works for us and we’re happy. We commute together and live together, and that is fine with us.
I know that some places are not that cool about office dating though. We’re lucky that this is not an issue where we work.
Post # 6
@Westwood: Thanks ladies! It does seem dependent on some factors !
@Missido: Awesome, love it!! I figure most people meet at work so it makes sense 😉
Post # 7
My fiance and I both work for the same company. I think so long as one of you is not reporting (directly or indirectly) to the other, it is ok.
Post # 8
I’m pretty sure that CaitMarae and her husband work at the same company. If she doesn’t see this thread, maybe you could PM her.
Post # 9
My husband and I work in the same department. In our company, it’s fine as long as one of us is not working for the other. (We also met and started dating after we met here)
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM: Ah yes, I was just thinking about Cait- I have heard her mention it quite a few times! I think they work in diff areas, but still the same place!
@JenniferG: Good point!
Post # 11
My mom and stepfather work together. However, he is a dentist and he hired her years before they were dating/got married.
I think it all depends on the place. Check with the HR department. If you were already together before the job, I think it would be okay.
I also think back to high school…we had at least 3-4 sets of married teachers at our school. My high school also wasn’t the only one in our district, so they could have transferred one. I think you should be okay, just check company policy.
Post # 12
My fiance and I both work for the same hospital. But the hospital system has over 30,000 employees. I have only run into him 1 time at work. We work in different departments. I was told I may be moved to the specialty he works in, I thought it would be a conflict of interest but my director said since we both had different jobs it would not be.
Post # 13
I’ve worked at one school for half a year and my FI just got hired. Teachers don’t really “work together” so I’m hoping there won’t be any awkwardness. I was surprised the school was so ok with hiring a significant other, but then I learned the woman I replaced worked there with her FI!
Post # 14
I meet DH at work and he was my superior for a short time. We started dating after I was laid off, and while it’s not really in writing at his company dating is highly discouraged amongst employees, regardless of position. Not too sure what the feeling is on hiring married couples.
Post # 15
I know some hiring packages are dependent on the spouse also being hired with the company. Shouldn’t be a problem as long as you’re up fron with the company.
Post # 16
I had teachers that was engaged & some that was married at the same school! 🙂