Would you quit if your DH asked you to?

posted 2 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you quit if your DH asked you to?
    yes in a heartbeat : (13 votes)
    14 %
    no.. : (29 votes)
    31 %
    depends obviously : (42 votes)
    45 %
    only under dire circumstances!! : (9 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would not quit my job if he asked.  I would be offended. 

    I would not work with him, either.  NO thank you!  

    Post # 3
    Member
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    souza_2005:  No to both. I’ve worked hard to get and start my career and I love it. I wouldn’t just leave it to do something else. Now, I would quit if DH got an amazing job opportunity in another city/state, but I wouldn’t quit to work with him. I love DH very much, but we need our separate careers. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    No, but he’d never ask. I work only part time since I’m a full time student and he’s totally jealous of my free time.

    ETA: if we had a child and he wanted me to stay home with him/her, and we could afford it, sure. But otherwise no.

    Post # 5
    Member
    42453 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No to both. I have aready been in the position of not having any skills to support myself and my children when I left my first husband. It is important to me to continue to be independent as far as being able to provide a living for myself and my children is concerned.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Nope I would never quit my job and thankfully my FI would never ask me to. I also would never work with him. I love him to death but we need our separate careers. 

    If God forbid we should break up, I would want to be able to stand on my own two feet without resorting to moving in with family or friends. We are not having kids so I don’t need to wrry about that aspect.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3336 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No and no. I love my job and I love that we have separate jobs. I could not work with my spouse, especially if he was “the boss.” No thank you!

    Post # 8
    Member
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    souza_2005:  ah, dang sorry i answered the poll before reading through the post! lol

    I thought you meant if SO asked me to quit to stay home all day LOL. No i would not quit to work with him in a heart beat. It would defnitely depend on the money situation and how it compares to my current job. I like my current job, so it would have to be the money situatuin being beneficial to us both that would make me quit. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    He would never ask. I know this because in the 12 years that we have been together, he has never once asked me to put him before my job. And if he had never asked for the small things like “can you skip out early to do x, y, z” then I doubt he would ever ask for the big things like changing or quitting my job. Would I do it if he asked me? It would depend on his reasons, but maybe, and only because, as I just said, it would have to be something really really crazy for him to ask. 

    Would I work with him? Yeah, sure, no problem. Would I work for him? Not likely, no. 

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It depends on what job I had and what I would be doing, but I would look at it as a possibility. we are together all the time anyways. I think it would possibly be nice, but maybe I am the minority here. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would and I did… but it wasn’t that he asked me to so much as it was that my job was dead-end, was making me miserable and it was impossible for me to look for a new job putting all those hours in.  Additionally, my husband and I are trying to start a business, which required a lot of time from both of us. On top of that, he started a new job that he totally loves and that requires a lot more mentally from him than his previous job.

    Our potential business was doomed to fail if both of us were working jobs that required 110% of both us.  So we made the decision that I would quit to focus on getting as much prepped as I can for the biz before going back to a full-time gig (if I even have to.)  He has no interest in leaving his job and it’s been great to be able to support him in having a new endeavor while I also work to create something for us as a family.  We’re not sure if the biz will get off the ground or not, but we both wanted to give it a good shot and couldn’t do that while both working.

    I will say that we talked about me leaving my job for 4+ months before I finally pulled the trigger. It was a very emotional decision for me, but I’m really happy so far.

    Post # 12
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee

    I never thought I would work with my SO or would like it until we ended up doing it. I got hired at the company first, then they needed someone with his talents. He started a month later in a different department. It has worked out well, we only have one car so we get to carpool. We get to have lunch together and have some good talks to and from work. He does work in a different building so I don’t always see him all day, every day. I don’t think this is something to decide before it happens. This should be a converation between the two of you to figure out what’s best for your family.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    souza_2005:  No, I went to university for nearly 6 years to train to work in my field and I earn good money and enjoy my job. It would have to be a business in my area of interest for me to even consider it. Working with DH all day though is not appealing to me as I like to come home with new stuff to talk about from our days apart at work etc.

    Post # 15
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    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    souza_2005:  I’ve been in the same dead-end job for the past nearly 6 yrs so assuming he had enough moolah to support us both, then ya I’d have no problem quitting! I can imagine going back to school part time or just getting started on babies.. But if he wanted me to just up and quit after starting a new job less than a year ago, heck no. Part of the reason I am still in this dead-end job is because we are considering moving next year and I don’t want to ruin my chances with any companies by getting a job & then leaving them high & dry… 

    We did work together and it was good, I would totally do it again, we have very complimentary but distinct skill sets & ways of thinking. It has served us very well in our relationship & working lives…. 

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