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  •  It is difficult to be all things (6+ / 0-)

    You are a boss, benefactor, friend, etc..  

    You are providing more than sweatshop wages and compensation.

    If they are good employees then you have a lot to work with.

    You are living with 2 other humans who have different experiences and ideas.  How they spend their money should of no consequence to you unless it is illegal or completely against your belief system.  If they did not live in your house you would have no say in how they spend their money.

    Perhaps the object should be to help them find their own living space in a set amount of time while keeping them as employees.

    My Brothers Keeper

    by Reetz on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:58:43 AM PST

    •  Yes (3+ / 0-)
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      I've been trying to; the issue is that if I give them a $350 bonus for say setting up a 3d printer, they will take the money, spend it mostly on gas and incense, and about half the time not finish setting up the 3d printer. By my math they should have about $1200 saved up by now, which should be enough to start looking at an apartment - I even agreed to pay for part of a deposit. Instead, they have not saved much if anything. I am told that their subculture does not differentiate between needs and wants.

      I am an electrical engineer, run a reasonably high traffic server, and build autopilots and drones for a living. If you have technical questions, ask away and I will try to give a cogent answer.

      by spiritplumber on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:04:46 AM PST

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      •  OK (6+ / 0-)

        If they are taking money and not completing the task that they were paid for you have a problem.

        You need to sit down and have a serious talk about your expectations.  Not sure what culture they come from but they live in your home and should respect your culture as well.

        Maybe they were homeless because they dont have a clue how to manage money.  I would start a forced savings program with them and if they balk, tell them they will no longer have a job, or a place to live.

        My Brothers Keeper

        by Reetz on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:23:16 AM PST

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        •  Expectations (3+ / 0-)

          This is in the Bay Area, and these are both creative/slacker types. I'm their reintroduction into the workforce after about a year. "Anna" has given me her word of honor that the job will be finished.

          I am an electrical engineer, run a reasonably high traffic server, and build autopilots and drones for a living. If you have technical questions, ask away and I will try to give a cogent answer.

          by spiritplumber on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:31:48 AM PST

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          •  To be blunt, ... (1+ / 0-)
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            you are being taken advantage of.  

            My advice to everyone, no matter the circumstances, is to pretend your best friend is telling you this story.  Figure out what you'd honestly advise him/her do, then follow that advice yourself.

            "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

            by Neuroptimalian on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:53:22 PM PST

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