(Closed) Sharing a suite with male coworkers for work?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 31
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be uncomfortable with this, especially since you haven’t even met one of the guys before.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I travel for work all the time and definitely wouldn’t stand for this. We stay in the Hilton suites sometimes and get our own room!

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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caramos:  I would not find this odd. Sharing a room I would find odd, sharing a suite, I would not!

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper

Just read your update–I would be fine with this for a night or two but not for three weeks. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  beethree.
Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Oh, three weeks?? Hell no. You need to get your own room. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Get your own room.

I don’t share rooms on work trips. If my job feels it’s necessary for me to travel, then they can pay for a single room.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

So basically you have to live with 2 guys (and one is a stranger) for 3 weeks.  No way.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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ABusyBride:  
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Kaymar:  

ABusyBride: No, it’s not part of a relationship and I never said it was. So i’m not sure why you brought that up. Respect is whats part of a relationship, and in our relationship respect means appropriate relationships with the opposite sex. And I personally believe (you may not – thats cool too!), that sharing that kind of close quarters, especially being the only female is inappropriate,

Kaymar: You’re right, I didn’t explain myself very well. When I said that I wouldn’t mind, I meant that it doesn’t make me personally uncomfortable to share accomdations ut from a relationship POV, its about respect like I said above.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

At my FI’s new job, they make them share rooms when they travel, 2 per each double occupancy room. However, due to the field they’re in, all the employess are men. Should there ever be a woman employee, I highly doubt the sharing rule would apply (unless there were 2 women). At my FI’s old job, everyone had their own hotel room. I guess it depends on the company.

My current job does not require travel, however if I were in that situation, I probably would not feel comfortable sharing the living accomodations. I know you should not have to, but if you cannot appeal to HR, is it a very large expense for you to pay for your own hotel room? This may also send a clear cut message to your company. I think back to my days as a student, where first year of university I lived in residence (what an awful experience that was). Although I opted for the private room, all the floors were co-ed, and to my horror, the bathroom was co-ed. I want even get into how awful those 8 months were. I know you get a private room and bathroom, but my memories just remind me of how co-ed accomodations were uncomfortable. There was one situation were there was a fire alarm in my residence, and everyone had to be vacated overnight, and the university was putting us into hotel rooms, 4 people of the same sex to a room. I refused, as even if I’m sharing a room with 3 other women, I do not feel comfortable sharing a bed with a complete stranger, no matter the gender. I don’t think people who are not related should be forced to share such close quarters. 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee

Jeez, I don’t even share a room with my husband–NO WAY would I go along with this.

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Nope. No matter how many people are travelling, we all get our own rooms. I would not want to share a room with a coworker of any gender because I like my own space and my own schedule. 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a paramedic and work 24 hour shifts I share a room with my partner who is male so it wouldn’t bother me, but if you aren’t comfortable I would just say something and get your own room.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What kind of company do you work for that they don’t provide you with your own room?  That is so odd.  In this instance, since you will technically have your own room, I think it is tolerable, but not ideal. 

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