How do I tell my friend he needs to stop being a bum
He is not a bum per se he is just kind of slow to get a new job since he lost his construction job. David and I have been good friends since high school, I respect him a lot and he is a smart guy I just don't think he knows it. Every since he lost his job a little over a year ago, he has tried finding another one but has not always followed up on them. This past month I have mentioned to him numerous times that place by us is hiring. However he is says I don't, like that area too many people. Or certain jobs he would not enjoy doing, he really just needs to realize that when you are unemployed you can not put arbitrary limits on what kind of job you want. Most of the time he is with his girlfriend who he cares a lot about or with a friend. I know he wants a job and complains about not having enough money. I just don't get why he wont get one. I know its not easy, and I know he may be scared of being fired yet, he has to at least try. What should I tell him?