I hated being put in that position in the first place.
Here's the scenario . . . . . . .
I just started working at this job about 4 mos. ago. We all make the same amt. of $. Granted, I'm married, so we have 2 incomes in my family. My co-worker is single (divorced) and she and I are the same age. (48)
She text me earlier today asking to borrow $200 to help cover her rent for this month. I HATE being put in this situation.
#1 reason for telling her "no" - if she defaulted on the loan, it would not be a good thing and would totally ruin our working relationship/friendship.
#2 - loaning ppl $ makes it easier for them to come to you repeat times in the future.
#3 - when ppl only have themselves to rely on, then they budget better in the future for important bills such as rent & food, transportation to & from work.
Any others to add? I feel badly, but I didn't want to open up a can of worms that I would regret later, had I said, "yes".
Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:02 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 12:03 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 12:10 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
$200 IS A LOT TO ASK FROM A FRIEND. IF YOU WANT TO HELP HER TELL HER NOT TO SHOP FOR FOOD AND YOU WILL TAKE HER TO THE GROCERY, WATCH HER AS SHE PICKS ITEMS OUT AND KNOW WHAT YOU ARE REALLY PAYING FOR. I'M SORRY IF YOU GIVE HER $200 WHO SAYS SHE IS REALLY PAYING RENT?
Answer by wmbeener at 12:52 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by jaylyn02 at 1:09 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
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