Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spouse as Colleague

EG and I have been colleagues for quite a while. Hmm...

When I first came to Penang in 2006, we were colleague for a month before he moved to the current work place.

After 3 years, I joined his work place as well, in different department of course.

However, for the first 4 years of my career here, we're working in the same floor, just different wing. So we'll run into each other in the pantry (shared), or when we're going to toilet or meeting rooms. But no, we don't work together, and we don't attend meeting together. His work and my work are totally different.

Friends once asked us if we are bored that we see each other almost all the time. We talked about this but no, we don't. I guess it means we're having a very healthy relationship. :D... We have lunch together almost everyday - unless we have team lunch or personal errand to attend to. The only time when we don't see each other probably is during office hour.

EG always tells me that not everyone has the chance to work in the same company together with their spouse (though it's getting common now), and we must appreciate this opportunity. I used to think that he's silly but I have to agree with him. There are times when we can discuss our company's products together, the design or manufacturing issues, and gossip about the politics in the office because we know the same people, same bosses, same management. Well, I guess there's really not many people can have this kind of "luxury".

I don't go to EG's cube often, but he comes to mine more often - that's his rule, I dunno why he doesn't like me going his cube but it's fine. I lazy to walk over there anyway. :).. And there are times when I find some funny notes appearing in my cube. And the best part is, when I asked him, he'd say no first. And I'll be looking around to find who left the note/stuff at my place before he admitted it's actually him. Ya, cheeky.

Some drawings on my board from EG for the past 4 years.
Colleagues actually avoided rubbing them or writing onto
them as they said it's very nicely drawn.
My silly "colleague" message in my FB while
moving my cube from 3rd floor to 2nd floor.

A drawing on my notebook that gave me a shock
when I came back from toilet break.
A note that EG took and gave to me in my cube
when I was so stress out with my work. :)

Now we're not in the same floor anymore. More "privacy". :P.. However we still bump into each other quite often because we're in the same building. There are times when I heard people "jut jut" (make the funny noise with the lips like how you ask for order in mamak stall) me in office corridor and I know it's definitely him without turning my head over.

Anyway, I am going to work in this place for 5 years already and it's quite fun to have my husband as my colleague in the same floor/building for the past 5 years. It does add some beautiful memories to my career life. :D