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Archive for January 2010

I’ve been in my current position for almost a year now (next month) and this past week I was given my year end review. It’s funny because 3 months after me starting my job duties tripled. Not only did my assistant quit but my boss decided that it would be fun to put 90% of her responsibility on me as well.

Some of you may know what I do, but for those of you who don’t, I am a leasing consultant at a student community in my college town. I lease apartments to students. Sounds entertaining right? Ya, right.

Anyway, so as I was saying I have been doing the job of a manager since May. My manager left my property mid June. During the busiest part of the season. I was then responsible for 99% of her job (as well as mine, and my assistants). My hours went from 40-60+/week. I loved the paycheck, but working 7 days a week for 5 months wasn’t exactly what I thought I was going to be doing. September rolled around, my 37 move ins had done just that, moved in. Now it was time to prepare for the next busy season (November-February).

My RPM decided to pay us a little visit and her and I sat down and talked. We talked about busy season, and how I was able to fill my property to 100% for the first time in 4 years. How I was able to get my A/R (Money owed to us by residents) down to under $75 for the first time in 3 years. How great I did giving the circumstances.  Then she dropped the bomb. “By the way, we are interviewing for the manager position. We’re flying someone up from Florida next week, and I’d  love your opinion” My jaw hit the floor. Is she serious? Why can’t you just promote me?

She came and interviewed well. She put on her sparkly smile and her fake personality and nailed the job. A month later I was informed she had accepted the job and would be starting November 30.

Needless to say I was bitter. I have been running the property for 7 months and here she comes prancing in like she knows everything. We got off to a really bad start. She came in with this attitude that she knew everything and I was doing everything wrong. She has now been the manager for almost 2 months and she is finally realizing that what I was doing isn’t wrong. It’s funny, her and I had some knock down drag down arguments, and then the next day she would be as sweet as sugar to me.

Back to my point. Anyway her being here 2 months and having her complete my year end review was not okay with me, so I raised one last fuss for the year and demanded that my RPM do it since for the past 7 months I have not had a manager on site I feel that would be the best way to go about it.

The results:
I will be promoted within the next 6 months. Which I am still unsure of how that will happen considering there isn’t another property I would be able to go to.  I am up for a pay raise in the next 6 months. Plus I get to keep my job for now! :0)

I’m okay with it.

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