So I asked my boss a little while ago If I could use him as a work reference. Here is his response after he got a call from my landlord:
I just got a call from [landlord name] (not sure how you spell that) for a reference.
I said that she should only rent out the place if you promised to quit school and come work full time, and that we were paying you way too much money so she should charge a lot of rent.
I also mentioned that she should under no circumstances ask you how to fix her router.
My boss is one of a kind.