Be grateful you're not living in the post WWII boom, when these immortal rules were cast...
Don't talk shop gossip with the Girls, particularly those who have husbands in the same department.
Don't invite superiors in rank; let them make the first bid.
Don't turn up at the office unless you absolutely have to.
Don't get too chummy with the wives of associates your husband might soon pass on the way up.
Don't be disagreeable to any company people you meet. You never know…
Be attractive. There is a strong correlation between executive success and the wife's appearance.
Be a phone pal of your husband's secretary.
Never--repeat, never--get tight at a company party (it may go down in a dossier).
Rules for a Corporate Wife
From The Organization Man, William H. Whyte
Quick! Take me back to the 1990s!