People have hilarious reactions when they find out that I work with my spouse. Generally I hear some variant of, "Oh, I could NEVER do that!"
It occurred to me this weekend that not only do BJ and I work together (doing rocket science), my sister and her husband work for my mom and HER husband (doing the weddings), and my brother and his brand new wife work together, too (they're teachers at the same high school)!
I wonder what the odds of that are?
But it makes sense... My mom's parents worked together (making fire nozzles). BJ's grandparents worked together (building things, owning apartments). I would guess that the farther back you go in a family, the more co-employed couples you would find.
Does anyone know how to find out how many married couples in the U.S. are co-employed, or how one would calculate the odds of three siblings all being co-employed at different occupations? I mean, it would make sense if we all worked for the same family business, but that's not the case.
I wonder what it says about us, as individuals, that we've all sought out marriages and jobs where we CAN work with our spouse. Maybe we're all just gluttons for punishment? Hahaha...