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A very good friend of mine works for her husband’s company. He needed a graphic designer, she is a graphic designer, and the rest is history. She really is very valuable to the company, and the job is sort of perfect for her. It was, naturally, pretty nice that she didn’t need to go through the hell that is applying to jobs, going through rounds of interviews, negotiating salary, facing rejection, and all the other things the rest of us who don’t work for our partner’s companies deal with. It’s been interesting witnessing their dynamic. And I’ve even had other friends tell me their partners offered them jobs at their companies and asked me if they should take the position. I couldn’t give a definitive answer on that, because personality types, as well as the specific business, play big roles in the dynamic. But here are some of the universal pros and cons of working for your partner’s company.

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You get time off when you ask for it

You won’t need to beg for time off to go to a family reunion, take care of your kids, or even see a friend. Your spouse is obviously going to give you that time off. Heck, he may even be taking the same time off sometimes.

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