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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say a husband should resign if the couple work in the same office

45% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are of the view that where a husband and wife works for the same organisation and there is a need for one of them to resign, the husband should go.

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A worried career woman needs advice

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In response to a letter sent in by a reader, Queen, where she said her marriage is undergoing a turmoil because she works in the same organisation with her husband, Tim, and the company wants one of them to resign and her husband wants her to go, even though she earns a fatter salary.

Read her letter here:

"My name is Queen and I got married to my husband, Tim, in October, 2015, but barely few months after our wedding, we are having conflict already and it has been causing friction in our home.

I work with a multinational company as a a regional manager in Lagos, with a very good salary. I was the one who helped Tim get a job in my company but then, we were just friends.

But along the line, we became lovers and after dating for a while, we got married but going by the company's policy, a husband and his wife cannot work in the same office.

The onus is now on us to decide who should resign and not wanting to lose me due to what I bring to the company, the management advised Tim to resign, even promising to help him become and independent distributor for the company.

But husband thinks I connived with the management to come up with the idea and insists that I be the one to resign, even when he knows that we would not be able to survive on his salary.

The twist is that members of his family all agree with him that I should be the one to resign, with the argument that in their culture, it is the man who provides for his family. No one is ready to also see reason with me even when my staying in the company would be to the benefit of everyone.

Tim has given me an ultimatum to resign at the end of this month or I will leave his house.

What do you think I should do in this situation?


The teaser for the day was:

Who should resign if a husband and wife works in the same company?

How Nigeria voted:

41% - The wife should resign

45% - The husband should resign

1% - The two of them should resign

13% - It does not matter who resigns

How would you vote here?

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