The “Work Spouse” has gone the way of water cooler chitchat, daily coffee runs with coworkers, and spontaneous commiseration. And that should make a lot of people sad. As a Generation X worker who experienced life in different company offices across three decades, I’ve seen a lot of changes! Now, the human aspect has taken a hit, and some generations will feel this loss more than others. The sanity-saving “work spouse” — often an opposite-sex co-worker who was always simply and literally there for a daily vent or pep talk is now simply…gone.
Check out my latest piece on Medium, where I ask:
"When it comes to a Work Spouse, is it better to have loved and lost — or to have never loved at all? I mourn the fact Gen Z and my teenage kids may never have one."