Coworker Needs A Place To Stay, But Am I The A-hole For Saying No?

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What would you do if a coworker you barely knew asked to move in with you because they might become homeless? That's the situation this woman (32 f) found herself in. But when she told her supervisor that she didn't want a roommate, things got awkward.

Should she have been more compassionate towards her coworker's situation or was she justified in wanting to maintain her independence? Read on to find out more

Navigating coworker boundaries when they need a place to stay.

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Is my supervisor hitting on me or just being friendly? 🤔

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Awkward situation at work: Saying no to coworker's request 🤔

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Politely declining coworker's request for stay due to lease restrictions.

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Refusing to be a doormat for coworkers 👌

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Navigating coworker boundaries: Saying no to a favor 🤔

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To share or not to share? Coworker vs. personal space 🤔

When a coworker is in a tough spot, it's natural to want to help them out. But where do you draw the line? One woman is facing this dilemma as her coworker seeks a new place to live. Despite pressure from her supervisor to take in the coworker, she is standing firm in her desire to maintain her personal space.

In this article, we'll explore the complexities of navigating office relationships and personal boundaries. We'll examine the expectations of "family culture" in the workplace and the importance of self-care.

Join us as we delve into the debate of coworker camaraderie versus individual autonomy. Read on to see if you agree with her decision in this situation and to hear what others on Reddit are saying in the comments below.

NTA for not letting coworker stay, and coworkers should help instead.

neverthelessidissent | neverthelessidissent

NTA for saying no to coworker who may stay forever and not contribute.

ClothesQueasy2828 | ClothesQueasy2828

Supervisor's inappropriate request for coworker's housing - NTA and HR

whereisourfarmpack | whereisourfarmpack

Boss overstepped, NTA for saying no. Time to job hunt 🏃‍♂️

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Saying no to a coworker's request for accommodation in a 1 bedroom apartment 🚫

jammy913 | jammy913

Supervisor overstepping boundaries, NTA for saying no 🙅‍♀️

jinx_lbc | jinx_lbc

Setting boundaries at work, NTA for not letting coworker stay.

PhilosopherInside956 | PhilosopherInside956

Supervisors crossing boundaries, NTA for refusing coworker's stay 🙅‍♀️

thewhiterosequeen | thewhiterosequeen

Commenter calls out entitlement and suggests HR intervention 💼

mummamai | mummamai

Suggesting supervisor takes coworker in: NTA wins 🙌

TR_Irisden | TR_Irisden

Supervisor overstepped boundaries, coworker's living situation not your responsibility. 😒

mdthomas | mdthomas

Commenter questions authenticity and suggests company should help instead.

PlateNo7021 | PlateNo7021

Why should you be responsible for your coworker's problems? 🤔 #NTA

SaulGudbro | SaulGudbro

Comment and replies deemed fake by users.

Somewhere_in_Canada1 | Somewhere_in_Canada1

Don't be the office doormat 🚪👋 You're NTA for setting boundaries.

Sea_grave | Sea_grave

Supervisor's shady request denied. Coworkers should take responsibility.

Syveril | Syveril

A shining example of professionalism and boundaries 🙌

MelG146 | MelG146

Supervisor should take in coworker instead. 🤔

7dayweekendgirl | 7dayweekendgirl

Setting boundaries and speaking up for yourself 🙅‍♂️

illbeyourlittlespoon | illbeyourlittlespoon

Commenter questions supervisor's meddling, raises valid points. 🤔

Monicawroteitbetter | Monicawroteitbetter

Don't invite her in. Involve HR and ask who's housing her. 🚫

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

Boss puts pressure on employee to house coworker, NTA says comment.

meeple1013 | meeple1013

Standing up to a nosy supervisor 👊🏼

Wisdomofpearl | Wisdomofpearl

Setting boundaries is important, your supervisor should respect them 🙅‍♀️

OPirataSolitario | OPirataSolitario

Suggesting HR intervention for nosy supervisor🤔

kms1984 | kms1984

Don't be a doormat 🚪👋, coworkers should mind their own business.

krank1e77 | krank1e77

Manager overstepping boundaries by suggesting coworker stay in one-bed apartment.

_name_goes_here | _name_goes_here

Suggesting to be the supervisor's mistress? Not cool, dude 😑

Admirable-Orange | Admirable-Orange

Setting boundaries at work 👍

penn-traffic | penn-traffic

Red flag alert! OP is NTA for refusing creepy coworker's request.

Myay-4111 | Myay-4111

Setting boundaries with coworkers is important. 🙅‍♀️

ScorchieSong | ScorchieSong

Commenter suggests reporting entitled coworkers to HR

Mishy162 | Mishy162

HR needs to know! This is not okay 👀

jadepumpkin1984 | jadepumpkin1984

Agree with NTA, but WTF is the supervisor thinking? 💥🤔

Alita_Moonsong | Alita_Moonsong

Inappropriate supervisor behavior? NTA for saying no 🤔

trfkah | trfkah

Suggesting HR instead of hosting. 👍

HeavyGogs | HeavyGogs

Stand your ground! NTA for not housing coworker. 💪

Harra86 | Harra86

Protecting your peace is a priority 🙌🏼

Tradingfool0001 | Tradingfool0001

Standing up for your personal space and boundaries. 🙌

mayorofdrixdale | mayorofdrixdale

Politely declining a coworker's request for housing. NTA 🏡

Haunting_Scarcity_25 | Haunting_Scarcity_25

Don't let anyone guilt-trip you into being their hotel 🏨. NTA 💯

plastic_skeletons | plastic_skeletons

Set boundaries and prioritize your own comfort. 🚫🏠

venusjupiternix | venusjupiternix

Don't be guilt-tripped into fixing a stranger's problems 💼🚪

Grannywine | Grannywine

Saying no to letting a coworker live with you is NTA 🚫🏠

mrslII | mrslII

Supervisor crosses boundaries, commenter suggests HR intervention. NTA.

BeetlesMa | BeetlesMa

Stand your ground! 💪 Speaking to HR might help 👀

Odd-Factor1888 | Odd-Factor1888

Protect your solitude. Don't let kindness be a burden 🙏

saucisse | saucisse

Don't let your manager plant roommate seeds. NTA. 🚫🌱

LonestarLimey | LonestarLimey

Coworker asks to stay, but NTA says no - supervisor overstepped.

Daughter_of_Dusk | Daughter_of_Dusk

Setting boundaries at work. 🚫 Respect is a two-way street.

atx2004 | atx2004

Stand up for yourself and escalate the issue! 🚨

Every-Self-8399 | Every-Self-8399

Stand your ground, NTA. Don't let peer pressure win 🙅‍♀️.

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Suggesting supervisor's office as apartment. 😂

ArchimedesChops | ArchimedesChops

Standing up against toxic work culture 🙅‍♂️

notastepfordwife | notastepfordwife

Don't be an enabler 🛑. NTA for setting boundaries.

Lazy_Target2633 | Lazy_Target2633