Some Days are Tougher than Others
Thursday, January 10, 2013
First of all, today was my fourth consecutive day for walking after work.
Next, it was my third consecutive day for not stopping at McDonalds, or Hardee's, or somesuch, for breakfast on the way to work.
So kudos where kudos are due.
I did drink my water and decaf tea, but I blew out my calories with lunch and dinner.
I work in property management. Recently, the property changed management companies. The good news is, I got to keep my job. The bad news is, the new management company is bank-owned and seems to be overflowing with middle managers and redundant procedures. Since the take over at the end of November, we have been struggling to keep up with rents and invoices -- there have been complications, setbacks and all sorts of complications, but finally, finally! I can start inputting invoices for payment. My desk area is a disaster -- I'm drowning in papers.
We got a new assistant manager who started on December 19, which was three weeks after the takeover. Right after she started, we got Christmas holiday, and then on our return Wednesday, the 26th, she calls in a doctor's note and will be out until the 28th. She likes to write phone messages on paper and then deliver them to people -- I politely asked her to send my messages to me by email because I can flag and track them better, and paper isn't doing so well on my desk. Her response was she doesn't keep her email open and she's too busy to send emails to everyone.
She's too busy. Currently, I am scanning and typing electric company invoices, one per vacant unit. I have 250 left (there are 721 units on my property). Each postcard must be scanned and loaded into the program, and I can only do 25 at a time. I still answer the phone, take messages, place work orders, and help with residents. But she's too busy to email a phone message.
Today, the regional manager took the entire staff to lunch (they didn't have a chance during the holidays). I stayed behind because I didn't feel I could afford the time -- and I was right, they were gone from noon to 2:30.
So yeah, she's too busy.