I'm doing an internship as a software developer in a startup. When I had the job interview they told me they always need programmers and asked me whether I know someone else from my uni who would like to work for this company. I didn't know anyone of my friends who didn't have an internship yet but I asked in our group chat and one guy replied. I didn't know him but since he's the only one who replied I hooked him up with my (then) future employer and he was accepted for the job.
Yesterday, two months into the internship, he pulled his phone out, placed it next to the monitor and started watching the European football championship while working. We're sitting next to each other in a space in the office where it is unlikely anyone would see him doing it except for me. I chose to ignore it at that time because I knew he would try to argue with something along the lines of "I have to wait for my build anyways". I'm really looking down on that sort of behaviour - especially because he's not doing a great job generally. Even though the both of us are hierarchically on the same level, I cant help but feel responsible for my colleague - I brought him into the company after all.
Should I not feel responsible for him? Should I confront him about it? Should I tell my boss?
Some stuff that might be worth knowing:
- I don't get paid much, I'm assuming my colleague doesn't either.
- I know my boss in private (my girlfriend and his wife are friends) and I really like him. I don't want him to pay for someone watching football.
- My boss said he wants me to work full time for him after the internship but wouldn't offer the same to my colleague but I'm not going to stay at the company so he might reconsider keeping my colleague around.
- I don't really like my colleague, but I don't feel like that should change the situation.
- If he got caught with something like this, I don't want my boss to think bad of me for "hiring" someone like that.