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to be totally annoyed at my husband

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CoolToned Wed 03-Aug-16 11:45:50

for passing up a very important networking opportunity which could open big doors in the future because he needs to practice drums with a group for a presentation in a company party?

VioletBam Thu 04-Aug-16 04:07:56


DonaldTrumpTriggersSJWlol Thu 04-Aug-16 04:09:58

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WhisperingLoudly Thu 04-Aug-16 04:11:36

donaldtrump seriously wtf?!

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WhisperingLoudly Thu 04-Aug-16 04:16:11

No it's not - you're being gratuitously rude all over MN. Are you 12?

CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 04:20:28

Why am I being unreasonable?

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CoolCarrie Thu 04-Aug-16 04:33:42

DonaldTrump you are clearly a complete arse hole so fuck off! Thats to you & the real one!

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myownprivateidaho Thu 04-Aug-16 05:38:54

I think yabu I'm afraid, presuming it's his career. I'd be hugely unhappy if my dp demanded an account of my professional choices.

VioletBam Thu 04-Aug-16 05:54:14

Idaho has it. Why do you think you have any say in how he manages his career? Unless he wasn't turning up or he wanted to be a stripper, you can't butt in to his business!

It's a networking event...his business. Not yours.

Nannawifeofbaldr Thu 04-Aug-16 06:21:17

If he has previously committed to practice with the band YABU.

It won't do his work reputation any good to drop his band mates in favour of some schmoozing.

Can you tell us what the networking opportunity is?

whattheseithakasmean Thu 04-Aug-16 06:27:15

You sound like a pushy wife. Focus on your own career, don't try and vicariously run his.

TheNaze73 Thu 04-Aug-16 07:24:10

Live your own dreams through yourself, not through your DH. If any partner questioned my professional choices, I'd tell them to piss off, to put it mildly.


CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 07:26:11

It's an exclusive invitation for a networking in a company 99% of people in his field would like to work in. And yes, I am sure he wants to work there.

CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 07:27:15

Yes, he's previously agreed to practice with his officemates. But this could be the door to the break he's always been waiting for.

BathshebaDarkstone Thu 04-Aug-16 07:41:03

YANBU. I'd be pissed off, but it's his choice.

CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 21:26:49

Yeah, it's his choice anyway. Still pissed.

Shizzlestix Thu 04-Aug-16 21:32:26

YANBU, his choices affect your joint future.

JudgyMcJudgypants Thu 04-Aug-16 21:36:01


Topseyt Thu 04-Aug-16 21:46:51

His choice. Leave him alone.

My DH tried to make me ambitious when I was quite happy as I was. It didn't work.

CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 21:50:34

But he's the one who is very ambitious! Which is why I can't understand this decision. It's really so not him.

HeddaGarbled Thu 04-Aug-16 21:51:58

Oh these networking events are all bollocks really aren't they? I bet 1000 people got "exclusive" invitations and about 50, if the organisers are lucky, will turn up for the free fizz. It's just PR.

CoolToned Thu 04-Aug-16 22:00:44

Yes it's a long shot, but who knows? I got an invitation for a very competitive internship by attending an event like that.

And it's a chance to network and be noticed by one of the top 2 companies (worldwide) in his field.

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