So awhile back my roommate REALLY needed a job. As in, he wouldn’t have been able to pay rent if he didn’t get one.
Well, he likes video games a lot and my store happened to be hiring at the time, so I got him an interview and he was hired.
He has pretty decent knowledge of games, mostly Nintendo among some older stuff, but when it comes to smart phones and newer technology he knows jack shit.
This has caused him to make mistake after mistake or panicking because he was so focused on not messing up that he fails to do certain steps when buying in smart phones and tablets.
But here is my dilemma. I am the store manager. So every time he fucks up, I’m the one who has to talk to him. But every fucking time I do or reprimand him and tell him he needs to be more careful, he shuts down and gets depressed and it’s annoying. He has severe anxiety, so when I scold him or talk to him about something he did wrong, he obsesses over the possibility of getting fired. My manager and I have given him chance after chance because we know how much he absolutely needs this job, but I feel like with one more strike, my manager will lose patience and cut the rope :/
I just don’t know what to do. I’ve tried several different methods in talking to him hoping he wouldn’t get all mopey and worried, but nothing I tried works. He’s basically been babied his whole life by his mom, but I’m not gonna baby him. He’s an intense Feeler and I’m a Thinker…are there better methods in communicating with him about this stuff without him getting anxious or depressed?
This is why I don’t work with friends…