(feel free to ignore)
So, last night I get home from work to find a note from the apartment manager on my door. Seems she hasn't received my rent for the month and I have three days to make it good or consider myself evicted.
Unfortunately for her, I paid my rent online on September 27th. It was debited from my bank account on September 29th. Two full days before the rent was even due.
Okay, so I was angry, but I didn't have to be in to work until 9:30 this morning and the office is supposed to open at 9:00A.M.
I'm waiting outside the office 5 minutes before 9. No show. At 9:15 the maintenance man shows up. Seems the manager is at another property and won't be at my complex for another half hour. By this time, another woman is also waiting to talk to her. About the same problem.
He gets her on the phone.
She has excuses: "it's a new system, there are still glitches."
Uh huh. Well, you didn't bother to try and get in touch with me did you?
"Oh, it's not policy."
I've lived in this apartment for over 5 years. I've never been late paying my rent. Never.
And this fool, who's been working there for not even a week thinks she's going to threaten to evict me when I've paid my rent.
And then I come to work. And deal with the worst employee in the history of the world. Seriously. The fool can't memorize three numbers.
Last weekend he took advantage of a staff member from another branch who had been loaned to us for the day. By that I mean that he left the poor man out on the Circulation desk for the entire day. While my winner of an employee spent the entire day in the back room fooling around on the internet.
Turns out, that was his plan for today as well. Unfortunately for him, I'm at work today. Not like Saturday. He's been told that that was wrong and if he thinks he's doing that ever again, he's going to be written up and formally disciplined.
Civil Service wheels turn slowly. But they do turn.