Roommate's work problems coming home to roost
September 26, 2012 8:16 PM Subscribe
How do I tell my roommate to get it together at work before he screws both of us?
posted by princeoftheair to human relations (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A few months ago I got an apartment with a friend of a friend who was transferred here for work and things have been going fine. However, through our network of friends, I have just learned that his manager thinks he's a terrible slacker and his manager's boss wants to transfer him back (the word "hate" was used in the conversation, apparently) and his manager can't come up with any good reason to keep him here, let alone keep him employed.
For the most part, he's a nice guy, pays rent, cleans up, etc. I have no reason to want him to leave. However, if he were suddenly transferred, it would cost me a fortune. I can't afford to pay for the apartment on my own and moving is going to cost me a lot in addition to what I paid just a few months ago to move here.
He has been reprimanded at work and knows that he's in serious trouble. However, he's such a slacker that he hasn't produced any results since they transferred him here almost a year ago and it's doubtful he's going to start laying golden eggs any time soon. I don't work with him, but since my ass is on the line, what course of action can I take? I know the manager, but he's basically given up and is pretty ineffectual otherwise (passive, avoids confrontation, which is probably how this escalated so much in the first place and wasn't dealt with sooner). Thanks.