“I’m married to the man” I’ll ping you later “: partners are shocked to discover the secret” work personalities “of their significant others at home – who are you dating?
- Working from home means millions spend more time with their partners
- Some are shocked at how their significant others speak to colleagues and customers
- A woman said her husband makes a louder and deeper voice while he works
- Some use phrases like ‘let’s go back’ instead of saying ‘let’s discuss this later’
- Others seem more patient and understanding than in their marriage
- Many joked that they prefer their partner’s ‘working version’ over their normal self
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Millions of Australian couples are working together from home as life continues in phase three, a new reality where many are spending more time with their partners and learning more about each other than ever before.
People are amazed at how different their partners behave at work, with many sharing hilarious stories about men pretending to have deeper voices and women using creepy business phrases while talking to colleagues and clients.
A conversation about professional quirks discovered as a result of the quarantine of the coronavirus was started by the American journalist Laura Norkin on Twitter and reposted on the Facebook page of the South Australian lifestyle label Glam Adelaide.
The funny thing about quarantine is that you first hear your partner in full working mode. I’m married to a “let’s go back” man – who knew? ” Ms. Norkin tweeted, prompting thousands of Australians to share their own observations.
A conversation about professional quirks discovered as a result of coronavirus quarantine was started by the American journalist Laura Norkin on Twitter and reposted by the Australian lifestyle brand Glam Adelaide on Facebook
People are amazed at how different their partners behave at work, with many sharing hilarious stories about their husbands becoming different people when they get to the office
One woman said she prefers her husband’s ‘working version’, which is happier and more tolerant than the man she usually sees in the evenings and weekends.
“My husband is friendly and PATIENT on the phone. It is like an invasion of the body thieves. I know him as the man who can’t sit by red lights and buy no more than three groceries at a time. WTF? Why can’t I have the patient man? ‘ she said.
Another said her boyfriend becomes a different person when he enters his home office.
“My partner is relaxed and crazy about everything, never has much opinion or arguments, but apparently he is super competent at work and speaks and gets things done. It is very disorienting, “said one woman.
Some couples discover new – and not necessarily positive – things about each other that they were completely unaware of before the coronavirus
Mine said, “why don’t we do that and look at it in a few days …” Who is he? We never filed anything suspicious and revisited anything in our entire 36 year marriage! said another.
A woman revealed that her husband is lowering his voice to make it sound deeper while on the phone with customers.
“He also records most of his calls in our main closet as if he were some sort of home podcast host looking for silence,” she said.
Another said she can predict what her boyfriend will say before answering the phone, because he so often uses stereotypical buzzwords and phrases.
“I know exactly what will come out of his mouth and I hate it. “Is now a good time to chat?” “I’ll get back to you …” “I’d like to get a better understanding of …” “what are some of the challenges you faced …” “move on …”, “she said.
A woman simply said, “I am married to” for the love of Christ “man whom everyone calls” chief. ”
A woman revealed that her husband is lowering his voice to make it sound deeper as he talks to customers on the phone and goes to their walk-in closet to call as if he were ‘some kind of podcast host’ (stock image)
A few discover new – and not necessarily positive – things about each other that they were completely unaware of before the coronavirus.
“My husband learned that I am the ‘let’s make this brand-oriented’ person, and he’s slightly shocked,” said one woman.
“I also learned that HE’s the” okay, we’ll work out the details if I ping you about this later “dude, and I don’t know how I feel about it. ‘
Men were equally surprised by how their women and girlfriends talk to colleagues and customers.
“My wife works from home full-time, but I remember the day I realized she was the ‘one more question’ person at the end of the meetings. I was shocked, “said one of them.
How to transform your ‘working from home’ setup from boring to fantastic
1. Make a list: Take the time to decide what you need from your space based on what work you do and what your day usually entails.
2. Find a room in your house: The best home offices are located far from your living spaces, so you can define between work and relaxation.
3. Consider lighting: It’s good to have your space near a window so that you have natural light both for your eyes and a sense of time.
4. Use items from home: You don’t have to go out and invest in loads, but it’s worth buying some items like a desk and chair. The best height for a desk is 750 mm.
5. Make yours: Add some items that make it feel personal, be it a piece of art or a few photos.
Source: Photographer and stylist Geneva Vanderzeil
Others wondered how their colleagues were doing at home with their families.
“I was once in a meeting with a business bro who said ‘let me take a moment to manage the space’ (he meant the context of the delivery for the meeting) and now I’m wondering if his spouse has already decided to separate or give it a few more days, “said one man.
A woman was surprised at her own phrase and said, “I heard myself tell someone to put it on the shelf today, and we’ll revisit it in a few weeks. As soon as I said it, I hoped my husband wouldn’t hear it. ‘