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Would you turn down your dream job if your spouse nixed the idea?

http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2011/05/12/job-offer-ask-my-spouse/

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 7:50 PM on May. 12, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (7)
  • I probably would have answered this differently 15 years ago. I would have said No, certainly not. However, at this stage in my life I would say Yes, I would. To me, and this has only come with age, my family is more important than any job could ever be.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 7:54 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • He and I are on the same page with things..he wants me to do whatever I need to do to be happy..if he told me no about a job offer there would have to be good reason behind it and I trust his opinion.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:00 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • I would have ten years ago, today I would not.
    BaileysMom476

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 8:19 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • At my age..absolutely.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:21 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • no, because I don't understand why he would say no. We would talk about it, but in the end we would have to figure out how to make him okay with it. But I am a working mom anyway, so he would be fine w/whatever makes me happy and supports our family
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 8:35 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • We would discuss it.
    MyMyOhMy

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 8:38 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • Well, my idea of a dream job has evolved over time. What would have appealed to me in my twenties or even 5 years ago is now very different because of my toddler, DH, and other obligations. Many more factors would come into play before I would consider it. DH's idea of a dreamjob too, would probably be different as well. My dream job, in essence, would be something both DH and I would feel comfortable with.
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 1:06 PM on May. 13, 2011