Monday, June 30, 2008

Would You Hire Your Husband/Wife?

Yesterday's New York Times had an article titled "Would You Hire Your Husband"? Well, would ya? If you had a business, would you hire your husband/wife? Maybe he/she already works for you. If so, how's that working our for you?

8 comments:

hms said...

There is no way I would hire my spouse to work for me! He won't even do the things at home I ask him to without complaining. I would probably have to fire him the first day. That's probably not good for a marriage huh?

H

Anonymous said...

Yes I would, When I ask him to do something he always does it and better than I expected it to be done.

Anonymous said...

yes, no questions asked. My husband is strong, a mutli tasker, loyal, honnest and strives to be achieve his goals daily.

Joce

k-lo spice said...

I have a small home party business and my husband already hopped on board to help me out...we work great as a team...I do the sales and he handles the technical stuff. He even helps out with the housework when I'm out hosting a party. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones!

Nicolle Bellefontaine said...

My partner and I just started a business together. If our communication wasn't SUPER STRONG before it would be completely broken by now. We've always worked well around the house together, but being in Business really ups the ante. However, I trust him implicitly and respect his work ethic and that's why we went for it. Plus, he lets me run with the stuff that I'm good at! Warning: if your partner can easily get your back up DO NOT GO INTO BUSINESS, 'cause sometimes you are literally barking stuff at each other because you don't have time to pussyfoot around!!

Anonymous said...

I was hired by my own husband ... I literally sleep with my boss still ;). It's the greatest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

I would FOR SURE hire my husband - as long as we didn't work in the same building/room!

He's great at everything he does, he'd just drive me crazy!

Anonymous said...

if you do hire your husband/partner make sure to fax any employment agreements to your attorney. Do not keep originals on file in your office and audit regularly with an outside accounting firm.

I hired my boyfriend (now ex) and for 8 years, he used his position as a manager to personally enrich himself by setting up a shell company and running purchases through this "dummy" company at a profit. It is very difficult to press charges against an embezzler, let alone someone you were dating while he embezzled! Women Beware! Not only will your credibility be questioned as a business professional, but as a woman, but you will be subjected to everything that caused you to avoid working for someone else's company in the first place. Your integrity, ethics, and even morals will be called into question, should you find yourself the victim of a crime your "boyfriend/husband" committed.