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STRESS???

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I forgot about the journal & planner in another part of this site. I accidentally found it just a minute ago and while recording in the journal came to a startling discovery!!

My job for the last 13 years has been Office Manager/Administrative Assistant/Property Manager for a construction company. Over the last few years, because of the economy, our rental properties have been increasing. Keeping these properties rented to responsible people who pay their rent, don't destroy my boss's properties and just generally do the right thing has become more and more stressful. They call me over some of the most petty things. Ants in their kitches, a spider in the bathroom, the people next door yelling at them over parking, someone doing something illegal!! Instead of just buying a can of bug spray, or trying to work something out about the parking or calling the cops, they call ME. At 2, 3, 4 in the morning!!!

I have now been laid off work for a month. I think I am just beginning to de-stress from the pressures of trying to babysit all these people. I even have one that I have been doing a payment schedule for over the last 2 or 3 years so he can pay his bills and rent!! Of course, he doesn't FOLLOW it, so he's really behind on his rent, but I was trying to help him! So, then I had the pressure of trying to explain to my boss why we had not evicted the man. Oh, and the ones that I did think we should be evicting, the ones that I had to fight every month and be lied to and cussed out by, he would not let me evict!! I wonder if that could possibly be why I am not wanting to wake up before 10 AM. Maybe it's all the stress over that situation finally leaving. I know I still am stressed about my finances, but I just do not feel nearly as stressed as I did a couple weeks ago.

I think I found at least part of the answer. Lord, I hope I can find a way to make it without going back to work!
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DEBPRE16 5/18/2012 11:46AM

    I am lucky we live off of my husbands Army retirement. I am an RN and was so stressed out at work the last year. I have been keeping my license up because if something happened to my husband I would have to go back to work.

I hope things work out so you don't have to work. You had a very stressful job.

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