We have a newish guy, I think he's been here for about a month now. I should mention we get paid weekly.
The first pay day, he was asking around, trying to find out if his bank was open past 5, as we don't have direct deposit. When someone said they were pretty sure they were open on Saturdays, he was frustrated and insisted he needed it that day. Okay, fine, first pay cheque, maybe things have gotten stretched a bit since his last job - not great, obviously, but not really surprising.
The next payday, I asked him what his plans were for the weekend. He responded that he "had a whole paycheque to go spend!". Hmmm. Maybe that explains for than it doesn't. Also, this conversation has been repeated - apparently this is his stock answer for what he does on weekends. Did I mention he's got a pregnant girlfriend?
On the last cheque of the month, he was trying to figure out if we got one more before the month ended, because his gf wanted to move to a different apartment. Granted, they live in a pretty sketchy place, so I can understand why, but the utter lack of any foresight or planning for the future is dismaying.
I feel kind of bad for the kid. I really don't have much hope for him that he'll figure it out.