Tyrades! Ever have a work spouse

Series: by Danny Tyree | Story 3

You probably have quite a few co-workers with whom you exchange chitchat, banter and superficial observations on current events.

(“I fervently believe both Hamas and Putin could be nullified simply by … oooo…fresh Krispy Kremes! Never mind.”)

And then there are the “work spouses.” According to a 2006 survey, 32 percent of workers said they had an “office husband” or “office wife.” (That’s about one-third the number who viewed the HR department as their “office mother-in-law,” but that’s a column for another time.)

Researchers M. Chad McBride and Karla Mason Bergen defined work spouses as “a sp...

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