The meaning of “work wife” has changed for the better over the past few years. It used to just be the word given to your man’s closest female friend in the office – which obviously implies some infidelity. But now, women everywhere are using “work wife” to describe their day one in the office. It’s the person we dish to about other coworkers, but it’s also the person who we wouldn’t survive the workday without.
But there’s actually evidence to prove that having a work spouse can help you be more successful in the office. Whether it’s joining forces to get a job done or having someone in your corner when things get tough at work, your work spouse is the one that has you keeping your job and showing up every morning at 9 am. It’s the classic Tina Fey and Amy Poehler scenario – I mean, look at them!
And even though your first few months of a new job are spent trying to make the best impression and always being your successful, professional self at work, having a coworker who knows who you are at the end of the day is really helpful to being productive in the office. Not to mention the built in lunch date and happy hour partner you have to work with daily.