A millennial who has remained jobless for eight years is being tossed out of his parents’ home after they filed an eviction against him.
For months, Michael Rotondo, 30, ignored his parents’ eviction notices and offers of cash as an incentive for him to move out, CBS News reported. At one point, Rotondo’s parents offered him $1,100 to pack up and get his own place.
This week, a state judge in Syracuse ordered that Rotondo must move out of his parents’ home by June 1.
But things are finally looking up for Rotondo, who lives in upstate New York.
Well, sort of.
What was the job offer?
A national pizzeria chain has offered the college graduate a “store-level job.”
Andrew Steinberg, chief operating officer of the quick-service pizza chain Villa Italian Kitchen, told CBS News he’s taking a chance on Rotondo because it’s “tough out there” for millennials.
“At Villa, we feel for millennials, across the board,” Steinberg said in the CBS report. “With that said, Michael, hey dude. We are offering you a store-level gig, complete with extensive training to get you up to speed, at any one of our 250 locations worldwide.”
Steinberg even tossed in a bonus.
“We heard your parents offered you $1,100 to get out,” Steinberg said. “We’ll do you one better. Literally, one. Offer from us is on the table for $1,101 to come join our team. Consider it a signing bonus. We gotchu, bud.”
Rotondo has stayed with his parents, Mark and Christina, for eight years after losing his job. They told the judge they no longer want to support him.
“They said, ‘you need to get a job; you need to get health insurance,'” Rotundo told CBS news.
Over the years, Rotondo contributed nothing to household expenses, nor did he help with chores or property maintenance, according to the report.
Rotondo blamed his “failure to launch” on an ongoing custody battle over his own son.
“I’m getting my son back, that’s what I’m doing,” he said.
He won’t be doing it at his parents house, however.
“I’m granting the eviction,” the judge ruled.
In a CBS video of the hearing, Greenwood laughed when Rotondo asked if he could remain in his parent’s house at least six more months. He claimed he needs more time to move out but does not want to live there, anymore.
He later told media his parents “are not good people.”