Do you have a work spouse?

In an American survey for Career Builder, one in 10 workers said they felt like they had a platonic work spouse. 

A CNN Money article cited on Wikipedia characterizes the relationship as having the “immediate intimacy [of marriage] without the sex or commitment and cites a report suggesting that such relationships “may not only make you happier with your job but may even improve your chances for promotions and raises.

So this sounds like a good thing…someone who listens to your work problems, supports you and protects you in office politics. But 20% of people surveyed reported that their actual spouse was jealous of the work spouse…so be careful!



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