My lodger, while he has so far paid his rent on time, has had a rather erratic job history while he's been staying here. He primarily works as a forklift truck driver/general warehouse assistant for various agencies here in the north west of England.
He's not held a job at a single company for more than 8 weeks, sometimes as little as 2-3 days, and typically only between 4 and 6 weeks. He says that the companies regularly lay off the agency workers after just a few weeks of work, or even after only a few days. Is this likely to be true, or could it be more complicated than that? I've had rumours from some of his old friends that he had been sacked for misconduct before, but it was a long time ago and I'm inclined to believe that he has matured since then.
He does usually pick up new work within a week or so, and as I've said so far he's never been late with the rent. I apologise if this question makes it seem like I'm prying too much into his personal business, but he's a very nice person and I'm happy to let him go into arrears while he finds more work and rebuilds his finances, and he has always paid me back. I just don't want to feel like I'm being taken advantage of.