Finding work in this economy is difficult.
I know a lot of people on the Internet love to talk about how easy it is to make money or how you should just spend less money, but it is never as simple as they make it out to be for the majority of us. For many people nowadays, life has become all about work, and when we aren’t working, we are studying with no time in between. It is good to be productive, but many of us are on the fast track to burnout, and when that happens, it can sap all of our energy. This makes you appear lazy in the eyes of others. But if you’re in that situation, even if you try your hardest, it can be difficult to return to your previous state.
After all, life is more than just work, but it appears that we as a species have forgotten this. That is not surprising to me; with the current state of the economy, if you miss work for even a single month, you may not be able to pay your rent, so it is understandable. That is the type of issue we will be discussing today. OP, you see, shares a room with a flatmate who was recently laid off. This new development has OP concerned about where things are going and he simply wants the flatmate to find a new job as soon as possible. However, the manner in which he went about it was not ideal.
You can read it for yourself if you scroll down.
It is a good question and one that we all need to ask ourselves.
We get right into the heart of the matter which is that OP is frustrated with his ‘lazy’ roommate.
He decided to ask what the flatmate was doing.
However, even after he explained, OP wasn’t too happy.
While he doesn’t want to nitpick an adult, he is frustrated with the situation.
I applaud this man for realising he may be in the wrong. However, this is a difficult situation. Because it does not appear that the flatmate has requested that he pay his share of the rent or other bills. And if he hasn’t, OP has no right to interfere in someone else’s affairs. However, if that is what is going to happen in the future, I can understand his frustration. Being strapped for cash is a terrible feeling, and it can ruin your entire day if you know you won’t be able to make ends meet even if you work yourself to the bone. And seeing someone who is supposed to be assisting, playing games without a care in the world is disheartening.
Most people in the comment section wanted more information.
After all, we don’t know what the rent situation is.
However, OP was quick to say that the roommate will most likely need his help.
We also got a bit more information about the roommate.
OP was also defending himself quite vehemently and explaining every point in the comments.
However, most people couldn’t come to a consensus.
And asked him to just stop meddling in his roommate’s life.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to help your friend.
However, it is necessary to go about it the right way.
Some people did say that he was in the right.
While others said that everyone was sort of at fault.
They are friends so I can only hope they figure it out.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think that OP should just go about his business? Or do you think he’s right to be frustrated with his slacker roommate? What would you do if you were in this situation? Let us know in the comments, and please share this story with your friends so they can share their thoughts as well.