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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    I had a roommate like that, he refused to even work at a mcdonalds, because he would rather die of starvation than start at the bottom with no skills. He was the shining example of "I am holding out for middle management", but he ended up moving back to west virginia having his father pay his way since no one would hand him a high end dream job, and his only work experience was in the army.


    Sometimes you have to stop paying his share of food,and everything else and make him go without until he learns he needs to get a job because no one will care for him because he is lazy.
    if he wanted to be lazy security was for him. pays more than McDonalds, and with military experience management is wide open.
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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    This is a bad roommate and really he needs to go.
    it seems that you can pay the way without him so no need to deal with him.

    however there are things that you need to do in order to get rid of him.

    talk to your landlord and explain the situation if it is an apartment then talk to the apartment manager.
    if you can't get out of your lease and rent a single bedroom apartment off the people and leave him with the current one.

    the other thing you can do is serve him notice of failure to pay. by being on the lease he has a legal obligation to help pay for it.
    no you are not going to recover any of the money but to kick him out you still have to serve him notice.

    after 30 days see if the landlord won't change the locks and give you another key.

    before doing anything consult a legal expert to your local laws a they are all different.

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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterLogical View Post
    Me and my room mate share a car, that we borrow from a friend but its not really ours. Our friend said we can use it as long as we pay them for gas. I had a job but it was minimum wage and it was temporary so it only lasted a few months. So I got a new job recently and its long hours, it has 12 hour shift for 6-7 days a week. I agreed since I running out of money and need a new one. My room mate had a warehouse job too but they recently got fired. They wont say why, or even bother asking the employer why they got fired they just kind of said "Whatever" and left the job. So I recently told my friend where to go and who to talk to in order to get a job with the company I am working with right now, however they said they do not feel like working 10 hour shifts. I am really angry, since the idea was to get us both jobs with this company so we could go to work together and I would not be taking the car from him and he would not have to struggle getting a job while I am at the warehouse because I took the only form of transportation. I am really angry. What do I do about this? When anyone asks them about anything or why they do stuff they just quietly walk away and ignore you. This is frustrating. When they screw up they do not care why, or try to fix it they just kind of leave. This is pissing me off. How do I make them TRY?
    Maybe it's not easy, it was very hard for me almost 40 years ago.

    I just moved out. Gave my notice, and the owner evicted my deadbeat roommate.
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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    It's been 35 years since I had a roommate, and before then, I had several. The only roommates I didn't kick out were women. Not for sex, but rather they were willing to pick up the slack by taking care of the house. I am also more tolerant of what I see as faults in women, and I tend to get very adversarial with other men.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterLogical View Post
    Me and my room mate share a car, that we borrow from a friend but its not really ours. Our friend said we can use it as long as we pay them for gas. I had a job but it was minimum wage and it was temporary so it only lasted a few months. So I got a new job recently and its long hours, it has 12 hour shift for 6-7 days a week. I agreed since I running out of money and need a new one. My room mate had a warehouse job too but they recently got fired. They wont say why, or even bother asking the employer why they got fired they just kind of said "Whatever" and left the job. So I recently told my friend where to go and who to talk to in order to get a job with the company I am working with right now, however they said they do not feel like working 10 hour shifts. I am really angry, since the idea was to get us both jobs with this company so we could go to work together and I would not be taking the car from him and he would not have to struggle getting a job while I am at the warehouse because I took the only form of transportation. I am really angry. What do I do about this? When anyone asks them about anything or why they do stuff they just quietly walk away and ignore you. This is frustrating. When they screw up they do not care why, or try to fix it they just kind of leave. This is pissing me off. How do I make them TRY?
    There is far too much "we" in your life that contributes to your expenses and too much "I" that must work to pay those bills. You don't make them do anything - it appears that they wish to make you support them.
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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterLogical View Post
    I can not keep it without transportation, that is the problem. Also the person letting me use the car originally said there was no problems but since our other room mate is using it too they are now suddenly upset. I am going to need to call in a lot of favors since my other room mate wont get off his ass and get a job! They say they are looking but they do not go the extra mile like I have been, and anytime I say hey lets go do job stuff a lot of times they get upset and say "No no im tired. Lets go out tomorrow, I dont want to look for work today". The only reason I found this job was because its in the city, and since I live in the middle of no where there we often have like 30 people fighting over one position doing something minor like "Working at hotopic" since that is the only opening once every five months, if we are lucky.
    Don't you want to move? At least close to your work, so you don't have to depend on a car that isn't even yours?

    If I were you, I'd move to the city. You're only borrowing a car. What happens if for some reason you don't have a car?
    And you're stuck in the middle of nowhere?


    Practicality-wise, it's better to move somewhere close to work, to the grocery store, clinic, etc.., And at the same time, you can be free from free-loading roomate. You've got a stressful situation at home. That's not good.

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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Originally Posted by MisterLogical View Post
    I can not keep it without transportation, that is the problem. Also the person letting me use the car originally said there was no problems but since our other room mate is using it too they are now suddenly upset.
    Let me get this straight - the owner of the car didn't know that your room mate will also use his car?

    Wow. Of course the owner will be upset! If I were the owner of that car, I'd take my car back from you!
    I'm doing you the favor of letting you use my car for free- the least you could do is at least give me some consideration, and respect me and my property.

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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterLogical View Post
    I can not keep it without transportation, that is the problem. Also the person letting me use the car originally said there was no problems but since our other room mate is using it too they are now suddenly upset. I am going to need to call in a lot of favors since my other room mate wont get off his ass and get a job! They say they are looking but they do not go the extra mile like I have been, and anytime I say hey lets go do job stuff a lot of times they get upset and say "No no im tired. Lets go out tomorrow, I dont want to look for work today". The only reason I found this job was because its in the city, and since I live in the middle of no where there we often have like 30 people fighting over one position doing something minor like "Working at hotopic" since that is the only opening once every five months, if we are lucky.
    Your roommate is what we, my generation call a sponge. They will suck you dry, financially and mentally. Send them on their way.
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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Your roommate is what we, my generation call a sponge. They will suck you dry, financially and mentally. Send them on their way.
    that could be a bit difficult depending on their situation.
    if his roommate is not on the lease then he can have him removed and ask the landlord to change the locks.

    if his roommate is on the lease then he has to give 30 days notice to his roommate or get a court order of eviction.
    he simply can't kick him out.

    now he can remove himself from the lease if he can get an agreement with the apartment owner and his roommate to take over the apartment.
    there are a lot of sticky legal issues here. one reason I never had a roommate.

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    Re: Roommate refuses to get a job! What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    that could be a bit difficult depending on their situation.
    if his roommate is not on the lease then he can have him removed and ask the landlord to change the locks.

    if his roommate is on the lease then he has to give 30 days notice to his roommate or get a court order of eviction.
    he simply can't kick him out.

    now he can remove himself from the lease if he can get an agreement with the apartment owner and his roommate to take over the apartment.
    there are a lot of sticky legal issues here. one reason I never had a roommate.
    Reason not to have a roommate on the lease. And not sure if there is a lease???
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/josh-dawsey/
    “The whole episode is sadly unsurprising,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with U.S. policy on Ukraine. “It’s the epitome of impulsive, self-serving decision-making at the top that has undermined American power.”

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