Coworkers in different jobs

My husband and I are fortunate to work from our home in Pasadena. We each have our desktop and toil away on separate problems each day. There are intersections during our work where we share a meal and late in the afternoon, usually a hike or run. We are coworkers in different jobs, but the support we give each other is more than we can get from our actual coworkers. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Just one hitch…you have to like each other. When you spend all day together, working or not, relationship matters more. Yup…you quickly find out if you like each other or not. We’re fortunate again and we do.

The new way

This is a new way to work, and we think it will be an even bigger story in the future as the best talent is found where it lives, not in an office building, and not even in the same country. The days of going in two different directions to spend most of the day with relative strangers are a curiosity of the industrial revolution and not necessarily the future.

We have a working marriage. Do we mean it works? It does, but that ‘s not the point. We spend all day every day working together, except for the occasional travel. Our life and our work are inseparable. It may start early in the day, and may end on late night phone calls, but that’s just part of the ebb and flow of coworkers in different jobs.


Categories: Future of work

Author:Jeanne Roué-Taylor

I'm fascinated by disruptive technology and its impact on our world. I manage sales operations for an excellent startup with a unique team of highly experienced data scientists.

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One Comment on “Coworkers in different jobs”

  1. Tom Bellinson
    March 10, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    You are as prolific a writer as your husband. Coincidentally, I blogged about essentially the same thing a few days back (

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