Living with roommates can be a challenging thing to do, especially if it is something you have never done before. Most people at some point in their lives will have a roommate, whether it is starting in a college dorm, moving into your first apartment with some friends, or if you live in staff accommodations for a job, such as when you work for Mobilize Jobs. Although there are many challenging times, there are also many fun times to be had with roommates. Here are my tips to help you start living happily with roommates!
In our last post about roommates, we covered strategies for living successfully with your fellow podmates. But it’s also important to talk about behaviours you should avoid; here’s what drives roommates crazy and can cause enough conflict to turn your experience (and theirs) into a negative one.
After deploying 160+ young Canadians to jobs far from home, we’ve had our fair share of homesick Mobilizers. For many, it’s their first time away for an extended period; in our first session, about 85% of Mobilizers experienced some level of homesickness. If you’re concerned that you’ll miss home a bit too much, we’ve compiled some tips from the trenches to help you cope.
Moving across the country and rooming with new people that you’ve just met can be intimidating, or it can be an adventure of a lifetime, where you meet new friends and create lifelong memories together. Figuring out how to get along successfully live with new roommates is pretty important to your level of happiness in this work/travel adventure. So here are a few tips from our experience with working with 160+ Mobilizers since the program first deployed in January 2015.