Re: Whats a guy to do?
Life advice; If he has not absorbed most of what is available from owner, owner is holding back or he is in the wrong line of work. Owner has lost interest and is staying in because he is paying $8.
In all fairness the owner may not be following through because he just not see your friend as making a success of it. That is hard to say to someone you like. Is that a fair judgement?
Time to go or negotiate. Hard to negotiate from strenghth at $8. He needs to start to show he has an alternative. Take a time off for a job interview. Get those first hives even if it is old junk or new junk. Ask the owner to help him get started (so he is in a better position to pay the owner a fair price ). The true situation will show quickly.
4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.