It’s been a fabulous week for my family. Yesterday we welcomed the arrival of Owen Ryker Garvey, son of my cousin Ben Garvey and his lovely wife, Jeanne. Today we officially welcome Fitz to the family as he marries another cousin of mine, Kelly Q. We have our ups and downs, but when we’re up, we’re really up. Congratulations to the Garveys, Haleys, and Andersons! I have much love for you.

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time I suppose. He knows I’ve thought about it on and off since the beginning. Lately I’ve been really unhappy in the relationship though. It’s not anything that he did or didn’t do; it had just lost something. Or maybe I’ve started needing something that our relationship just never had. I think that’s more likely, considering how we got together. Whatever it is, I’m following my gut on this. I wouldn’t have said anything for a while, wanting to be sure, but when it came up on Friday I found myself saying that I wanted to end the relationship. So Old Man Bobby and I have parted as dear friends, family even, in hopes that we can each find happiness. On to new beginnings for us both.

Have you heard of this? As it turns out I’ve had a number of work boyfriends, and I find that it helps me go to work with a more positive attitude. What do you think about this whole thing? Have you had any experience with it yourself, good or bad? Discuss.

 

Platonic work flirting: Good for business?

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  • Professor: Having a “work spouse” can be a good thing
  • Says it’s an esteem booster, makes them happy to come to work
  • Questions to ask to make sure flirting doesn’t cross the line

By Jocelyn Voo

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(LifeWire) — They ate lunch together almost every day. They commiserated over professional and personal woes, and when projects ran long at the San Francisco architecture firm where they were both summer interns, they checked building plans together until they were sprung from the office at 10 p.m.

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Take care that a flirtation with a co-worker doesn’t cross the line.

“She was fun to hang out with, and sometimes she would do things that some might consider flirty, like run a hand through my hair to mess it up,” says Hayes Shair, now 25. “Sometimes I’d sort of flirt back.”

But Shair was dating his college sweetheart at the time. This woman was more like his “work girlfriend” — a coworker with whom one flirts platonically during office hours but without any romantic intentions.

It’s hardly a unique situation. The career information Web site Vault.com reports that in a 2007 office-romance survey of 575 employees, 23 percent said they had a “work husband” or a “work wife.”

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I had my best day ever at my new job. Thank you to the beautiful man that gave me my first $1000.00 sale. I will remember you always. You helped feel like I can do it.

My first real week of work draws to a close and I find myself in awe of the events unfolding. What’s this? A smile on my face when I leave work? Returning from breaks early to try to get in just one extra call? Could it be that I like my job? I’ve liked the company I work for before, but the job? Not so much. I think I might actually be happy.