(Closed) Is anyone else's SO a workaholic?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Why is he doing that? Is he intent on saving money? Working towards a promotion or future job? Or does he just enjoy working overnights 6 days/week..?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ugh. that would drive me nuts. My husband enjoys work and does make comments about being excited to go back Monday (which makes me want to throw things at his head). But he just works a normal 9-6ish type deal so I don’t have much to complain about.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow ,that would drive me nuts too, but if he’s enjoying it and saving making much needed money, it’s better than the extreme flip side where a guy just sits on his ass and does squat.  I can’t say I know the feeling though, we both like our set 9-7 and weekends, though I’ve been the one working OT lately.. which isnt saying much cause its only 8-12 hours a week.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I feel you. Fiance is a business owner, so the lines between work-life and home-life are virtually inexistent. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Hubs works 8+ hour days and drives an hour away to get there. Yeah, I never see him. :/

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Darling Husband is gone 4:30am until 6pm M-F. I’m lucky he usually has weekends off (though he’s on call nearly 100% of the time). He also comes home for lunch 2 or 3 days a week, which is nice. The days can get pretty lonely though since I’m currently unemployed and my friends all work.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Darling Husband works 10 am to 10 pm with a break between 2:30 and 4:30. We don’t spend much time together on work days but we make sure we have Sunday together – no work stuff allowed. And nights when he comes home is our time. I make us dinner and we spend time together watching tv or whatever.

I really don’t know if I’d be able to handle it if one or both of us were so engrossed with work that we had almost no time for eachother, and we’ve talked about this as well.  I even recently made a post that I was offended when my boss gave us a talk about how we need to strive to be in his position where he has virtually no life, a lot of stress, and he thinks money makes it all better.

While working is better than being a bum on my couch, I’d still rather we both work moderately and be working class people who can snuggle in eachother’s arms, than be rich but the only way we know the other is alive is if one of us calls to say “I’ll be home late again because of work. Don’t wait up.”

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance isn’t necessarily a workaholic by choice but he has a startup company and doesn’t really have “off” time. Sometimes we’ll be out on a Saturday night and he gets an email from a client that stresses him out. He’ll either check out for a few minutes to respond or worst case scenario we have to get the check and go home so he can fix something on the app. It doesn’t help that his business partner and his wife are good friends of ours, so even hanging out with them can sometimes turn in to informal work meetings. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My SO usually works 5pm – 1am (crazy!), while I work 7-330 pm.  We really don’t see each other much during the week – a little bit of time when I come home from work & he comes home for dinner.  Weekends are all about spending time together.  He’s been working overtime the last 2 weeks & this week I know he is planning on working about 15 hours overtime.  I usually don’t notice because I’m asleep when he comes home anyway.  We’re heading on vacation in less than 2 weeks, so I know he’s doing it for extra spending $$$.

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