Post # 1
I was talking to hubby and he says he doesn’t know any of his coworkers’ SO’s names! What?! He says he doesn’t care and it’s not his business. He says he doesn’t go out of the way to talk about me and only those who have met me in person really know my name, too. That’s probably because he doesn’t talk much, though. I find this kinda weird! I know all of my co-workers SO’s names whether it’s a hubby, wife, Girlfriend or BF. Everyone at work knows my hubby’s name, including the few new girls who have never met my SO and have only worked there a few months. I agree that I don’t go out of my way to talk about my hubby, of course, but stories come up in random convos and I refer to him by name sometimes, not “my husband” most times.
So is my office weird? Too personal? Or is this normal around your workplace, too?
Post # 2
We all do in my office. I don’t divulge personal details, and wouldn’t, but I know their SO’s names. It’s a small office of mostly women.
Post # 3
I talk about non work-related things, but I don’t talk about who I’m dating. If I did, I’d just call them my boyfriend. Idk… I’m working at work, I rarely have time to chat.
Post # 4
My future Mother-In-Law is our office manager at my current job, so they all know my fiance by name, but we all know everyone’s SO names. I don’t think it’s weird you spend all day with coworkers, I think it’s normal to talk and chat to everyone.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
DH and I work for the same company but in different projects. There’s a small group of people that work directly with me that know his name, but with everyone else I refer to him as my husband.
Post # 6
Same! It’s mostly women in our office ranging from 23 to late 40’s. Hubby’s office is composed of mostly women, but they are mostly older with kids. But he works in cubicles and with clients. Every job I do requires at least one other body (surgery vet tech), so we chat a lot together!
Nothing wrong with that! I guess that is how hubbys job is too.
Oh wow! Do you get along well at work and outside of work? I would assume you would since you chose to work there. 🙂 Exactly!! I spend lots of hours with these people and we talk about all kinds of stuff! Anything and everything.
Post # 7
My workplace and his partner on a lot of things… And my boss and my SO have the same name. Everyone he works with refers to my SO as “my J–,” (as do I) to the point where my boss jokes that he is going to just refer to my SO as “my J–.”
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2015 - Calamigos Ranch
I think it all depends on how much you like and know your coworkers. Mine all know my fiance’s name and I know their SO names. We chat about them all the time! And we do a lot of office outings where +1s are always welcome, so they see him a lot. Which is really fun. We’re more like a family than an office!
Post # 9
Yes, we get along great! It probably helps that we are on different sides of the office! Lol, we barely see each other, but I’m lucky she is good to work with.
Post # 10
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
I have a really small team so we all know each other SO names etc and basics of each other’s lives. It helps we are all around the same age and life status too.
Post # 11
I think it may be a man thing. I’ve become friends with my co-workers including going out to lunch them several times during the week. For my female co-workers I know their husbands/SO’s name by heart and vice versa. For my male co-workers they know my name, and my husband’s name sometimes, only one or two know it by heart. The other one always forgets so with him I refer to him as my husband. We’ll call the male friends A, B, and C. A and B know my husband well, they’ve met him a few times and my husband knows that I hang out with A and B often during work for lunch. C I only hang out when B is around. Thankfully it’s an even distribution of men and women in my office.
Post # 12
When we were first dating, I didn’t mention him at all to coworkers. Then I started to refer to him as “my boyfriend.” By the time we got engaged, I was working with a more consistent group of colleagues and then would refer to him by his first name but sometimes still Fiance or now DH if we weren’t as close. When he’s mentioned, it’s always in good taste and never complaining or anything like that.
Post # 13
I actually work with my SO. No one in the company knows and I prefer it that way. I don’t refer to him by name, I just call him “the boyfriend”
Post # 14
I only work closely with 3 other people and my boss. We are quite close and are also friends outside of work (aside from my boss). We discuss everything, we know who is who and what is going on. We even talk to our boss about personal things as well. DH talks about me at work all the time, to coworkers and customers, they all knew who I was long before any of them met me.