{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "What would you do if your roommate got laid off? Cover anything, utilities, etc.? Or probably not?", "post_id": "5f85e7ef675d3500245b7fb7", "reply_count": 17, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "59e88be7e2808e00149b0443", "bowl_name": "Women In Consulting", "feed_type": "bowl" }
null

What would you do if your roommate got laid off? Cover anything, utilities, etc.? Or probably not?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Absolutely not lol

likefunny

Look, ultimately it's in your best interest to make sure your utilities are paid. If your roommate has a similar income and savings as you, then it's fair to expect them to keep paying as usual but if they don't have much to fall back on, standing firm on what's fair isn't going to keep the lights on. Just have an open conversation with them about their financial situation and go from there.

like

I wouldn’t. They should be receiving some sort of severance, no? Help them find file for unemployment and find a job maybe but supporting financially is a slippery slope. They’re going to need to be realistic about finding another job asap or subletting if they cannot afford

like

I covered for my roommate’s share when he lost his job. That’s because I thought this was the right thing to do at the time and I expected him to do the same for me if that ever happened. Turned out tables turned and I was out of job for 4 months. During this tough time, my roommate returned the favour.

like

I wouldn't unless you are partners or something of that sort. I mean loaning is a different story but offering for free, you must be great friends or the rent must be super cheap. We have almost 1.2k per person in rent so wouldn't even want anyone I know here to take that load for me unless I am dating the person. I lost my job this July and my roommate took over paying rent but I used to pay her back by every month end.

like

Are you best friends or is this some random roommate? Can they get help from elsewhere? Are you both on the lease and utilities?

like

Would not cover randomly, only to protect my credit as needed, but would have a bill for them to pay back ASAP

like

My roommate got laid off and went home but couldn't find anyone to take her room, so my other roommate and I covered utilities and internet.

like

But she left so that makes more sense than paying while she's still there

like

Good friends. And lets say the roommates still with jobs have ~50k more in savings (bb) than the person laid off (consulting), so significantly more

Thanks!

Thanks all! Just wanted to see your thoughts

Heck no.

Related Posts

Any thoughts on Deloitte Omnia? They seem to be hiring a lot inspite of the layoffs.

like

I’m 2 months in and already being drilled about my hours. I’m scared I’ll be fired due to the economy.

like

Hi All,
I was laid off back in April from an EHR software company working as a Consultant/BA. I’m looking to transition into working in consulting and was wondering if anyone wouldn’t mind checking out my resume for some feedback? I would appreciate it!

Newly laid off and considering going into consulting. Has anyone done it with a VC or PE firm? If so, I’d love to connect.

like

Any remote jobs in California? I just got laid off from my small law firm do you no growth in the California branch (it was me and one attorney who split his cases between both CA and OR) so since it was my first paralegal job out of school I’m struggling to find places that hire with less than 1 year experience in a law office.

like

A friend at a local small company recently was laid off and needs to have a review of the separation agreement. My friend is looking for a recommendation for an employment attorney. Fishes please share

like

Hi Fishes!

Does someone have an idea of the work culture at OYO?
Just wanted to get an idea on the culture and WLB (is it better/worse than ZS) and the job security as they fired a lot of people last year .

Thanks!

About the recent layoffs, I have not seen people from India posting such, about getting laid off from so n so company!?
Does the Indian Side of org, suffers equally when there's mass layoff from some good organizations?

Or is it like, the Indian side is employeed at far less packages, so to trim down from this side doesn't really have an affect?

#LayOffs

like

Lots of venting here, and I totally get it. But any creatives here still actually get fired up about the big idea? 💡

like

How much severance pay is the norm? Just laid off and want to compare

likesmart
like

Telling college friends graduating that unless you want to get fired after your first year..avoid PwC.

like

From a recruiters perspective are applicants that got recently laid off being prioritized versus people that haven’t been?

is anyone got fired recently due to high pay?

Industry vets - in your experience how recession proof is insurance? I was not yet in the job market last recession but I watched my mom get laid off and struggle to find employment during that time for the next 1.5 years. I was wanting to hit the job market towards the end of this year, but now I worry that if I do move companies, the recession could put me in position of last one hired first one fired. Is it better to stay put?

like

Hey all, Happy Monday. Curious for feedback on how you've seen severance offers approached.

My prior companies have always been what I thought of as average: min of 2 weeks plus extra week for every year for ICs, min of 4 weeks plus extra week for every year for managers, etc. for Directors & beyond.

Current co refuses to offer more than 1-2 weeks, max. I had to go to bat recently for a 3 year + manager level only to get 3 weeks and my leadership team is NOT happy with me.

Thoughts?

like

Ever see anyone get fired for low utilization? This dude in my group has around a 30% utilization while everyone else has 80 - 110% (I have 110%). A little annoying bc his lack of work is causing

like

Considering a move in finance from a mid-tier uk to L+W. Does anyone have insight on the uk practice wlb? Also I’m aware of their stealth layoffs during previous downturns. Would you consider it high risk to move now and be exposed to an easy sacking during the 6 months probation?

like

Got laid off for pretty f’ing questionable reasons. Hard not to take it personally when I invested so much blood sweat & tears into the clients and the D&I culture. Ah well - off to bigger & better!

Additional Posts in Women In Consulting

I interviewed for a position two weeks ago. Last week on Wednesday I got a call from the HR rep saying they are going to give me an offer and I could expect it either on Friday or Monday. I still haven’t received anything. Does it normally take this long? What could be holding it up?

like

I am going to a top European b-school. How do I ‘humbly’ tell everyone on LinkedIn about it?

funnylike

Hi guys i am looking for referrals in SRE/Devops
YOE: 5.5
Devops Engg.
Tools experience with: Jenkins, Ansible, kubernet, Teamcity,git/bitbucket and shell scripting.
Currently serving notice period lwd 27th May.

like

Anyone here use black box or any other flow detection services?

I have 12 percent variable in my offer letter, generally in IBM and Kyndryl how much is give to employees.

like

People RSVP yes, confirm their details and drop out with only a few weeks to go! We are a destination wedding, and I can’t believe how many people - last minute- are not coming after telling us their flights / accom were booked, coming to Bach party etc! Trying to focus more on the people who ARE coming, but it’s quite upsetting to see people drop out after you’ve confirmed final numbers / food orders etc. How did you handle this?

like

Do any of you have an under the desk treadmill? I’m thinking of adding one to my home office and want to hear if people enjoy them/are able to do any work while on it

like

Hey folks. I'm in the process of interviewing for roles and I am looking for some insight into the KPMG - Finance Transformation Associate/Sr. Associate position. Does anyone know, if the type of work done in this role leans more towards strategy or implementation? What is the WLB like? Is it likely that 80% travel will resume once COVID is contained a bit? Beyond certifications that are needed once hired, are there any recommendations on "refreshers" such as accounting..etc?

like

Creative Directors, the agency I work for is looking for a creative director. PM me your book and i’ll give you the details and refer you if you’re a good fit.

like

Hi,

Looking for a job change.
Skill: Jaspersoft/ BI reporting
YOE: 6.3 years.

Kindly refer for suitable vacancy.

Thanks😇

like

What do y’all use to draw informal figures? I currently use powerpoint but am curious if there are more efficient ways. What have you found most efficient/convenient?

What did you consider before having kids and how do you make it work with a FT job? I want kids but there are so many factors to consider that I’m feeling very overwhelmed.

like

Just upgraded to the Amex Platinum - do I need the physical card to enter into the Delta lounge with a Delta boarding pass or can I use the digital version? Big newb here.

like

Cold emailing to law firm HR for potential position: keep it short and send in your resume or a 2-3 paragraph summary of your resume/motivation as mail body and attach resume?

like

Which firm would you say has the best Oracle practice?

Hey all. Looking for a Meditech build/Training position. I have a lot of experience building in Expanse Ambulatory ( Orders, Docs) and provider Training. I live in the DC area. Thank you

like

I run a niche sap services business ( GRC/ audit / Security ), we also resell and trying to adjust to the universe of cloud / SAAS tools and their pricing. Anyone here can give guidance on how your organization is making this change ? Are there margins in the sap cloud software reseller business ?

like

Additional Posts (overall)

Has anyone bee missed a period? I am 5 days late. I have taken two pregnancy tests (negative). This is very unusual for me and I am freaking out. There haven’t been any weight/lifestyle changes and I don’t think I am stressed so not sure why this is happening.

like

Any divorced fish here go back and reclaim your maiden name? I know it’s a headache but I’m considering it. Any advice?

like

Any ideas for creative ways to show my long-distance SO that I’m thinking about him? I'm thinking about writing a letter, but that’s a little cliché...

like

Ladies how do you get over a break up? It has been a month since my breakup & I can’t seem to forget about it. It was 8 month relationship which I know isn’t long & I also found out from my ex’s friend that he has been telling his friends that I wasn’t even good looking or attractive. But to me he used to say that I’m so beautiful & all sorts of great things. I’ve kept myself busy & distracted yet unable to forget about it even though I realize that I deserve better. Any help would be great

like

Best app or site for selling a high end wedding dress?

1st day on the job, but I feel really burned out from my previous role. I also feel sick, body aches, sore throat, etc. Would it be wrong to tell my manager that I need these next two days because of sickness?

like

Has anyone gained weight from Spironolactone? I’ve been taking it for about a year for hormonal acne and it has been working great on that front—my skin is the clearest it’s ever been—but I’ve gained 10-15 lbs in the same time frame and I’m scared that number is still ticking upward!

like

Hi Ladies! New manager here... I recently asked my team to turn on their video whenever the client turns it on. I felt it's a basic etiquette to do so but few of my team members didn't turn it on even after my request. How can I manage a team who doesn't listen to me? 😞

like

My cousin is expecting and I’m not sure what to get her! Any suggestions? I was thinking Necessaire body products which happen to be pregnancy safe expect for the exfoliator and deodorant. TIA!

like

My parents are planning to go to a Christening. ~10 people (including the priests) spread out in a huge church; masks required; temperatures taken upon entrance. My parents reasoning is that it’s probably less risky than a trip to the grocery, which we’ve been doing, but it still makes me kind of nervous. Am I being overly cautious?

like

For those of you that live in the same city as your SO but don’t live with them, how often do you see each other per week on average? Would you prefer more, less, or the same? I’ve only been in LDRs before so I’m trying to gauge what’s typical/common since my new SO and I live in the same city (basic question I know 😅)

like

Embracing all growth during this pandemic, including the growth of my body hair 😂

likefunny

Please help give some advice.
I'm happily unmarried with a kid, financially stable with good income. Just started seeing someone that's much younger. I don't think it's realistic to see each other as

like

My boyfriend and I keep getting into fights because he approaches everything from an engineer standpoint: very logical, only focuses on the hard facts, doesn’t understand from an emotional standpoint what I need and thus why I’m upset and why it’s not just the end result but the actions that led up to it. Anyone else deal with this? (See more detail in comments).

like

Any recommendations for daycares in east LA (Pasadena, Atwater, Mt Washington, etc.)?

like

Is it better to pay off debt before investing in etfs? Or buy half a Tesla stock

like

Ladies with international friends, how do you send gifts? I’m trying to send a bday gift to a friend in China but they don’t allow Amazon. Any other sites I can use?

like

What bag do you use for work? I’ve heard a lot of people like lo and sons but i’d love to hear what you all use!

like

Has anyone taken the sphr exam?

like

Bf and I started talking about 💍 and he’s informed me he doesn’t want to spend much. He has quite a bit in the bank - and knows I’ve had my heart set on a ring for years. Unsure how to compromise??

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal