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  1. John Brunner

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    I used my tractor to help my neighbor move and spread some gravel last week. I've bent the front end loader at the very least. I hope I have not bent the tractor's frame. It sickens me too much to pull it out of the garage and take a long look at it yet.

    I knew better. These are ag tractors, not bulldozers.
     
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    maybe he should offer to help with repair?
     
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    Next month will have lived at these apartments 9 years. At least five times, smoke alarms in all complexes have gone off in the middle of the night. It became a joke almost to the fire dept ,or so we hear. At 3 am this morning the alarm went off.
    But we were the only ones outside. I called apt. office to alert emergency on duty. Instead I got a new recorded message(from new owners) without the option I needed. Called the non emergency police number and stated issue. Fire truck arrives and the alarm box in our apartment has gone out. Needless to say I have been up ever since. Mark managed to go back to sleep. Will speak to manager Monday.;)
     
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    In our apartment complex, there are still young folks (Millennials) that absolutely won't follow some of the rules/policies set forth in Rental Agreement. Dogs not on leases outside (and it's a city ordinance), smoking where ever they want to, leaving their trash bag outside their front door and put their trash bag on the cement BY the trash bin-not in it (and the bin is empty).

    The manager here has put out a This Is The Rules memo, on paper attached to each apartment door. Some of these residence absolutely refuse to follow those rules.

    I don't know if residents can be evicted yet or not, but an eviction means an empty apartment that the owners don't like having. Even the maintenance girl won't tell the manager anymore about things she sees. She told me "it doesn't do any good, so I don't say anything".

    My personal opinion, the manager here probably shouldn't be a manager, but. She has actually asked us to tell her about something we've seen, but, we've got tired of sending an e-mail about something and that same "something" continues.
     
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  5. Bobby Cole

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    An apartment manager is the low dog in the chain of command ergo you and the maintenance girl have the ability to go higher on the chain to air your grievances.
     
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    Bobby, either you are teasing me, or? IOW, explain, please.
     
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  7. Bobby Cole

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    I rarely tease and when I do, I do it with a protein drink.

    In short, your manager has a boss, that boss has a boss and even that boss has a boss. If one isn’t doing their job, then notify the person above that person and if you can’t get satisfaction from that one then go to the next.

    If you do nothing at all then you can’t complain.
     
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  8. Cody Fousnaugh

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    First, Bobby, we have reported things to the manager and the young folks are still doing things against the Rental Agreement.

    Another thing, before a different company bought this complex, we went into the manager's office to talk to her about something, and, when we walked in, she was crying. The Regional Manager had just told her that she wasn't going to go anywhere with the company. She had gotten into an argument with a resident, that resident had moved out, but later sent a complaint about her to the owners.

    As for my thinking, she's really afraid to create to much waves, that the new company that took over the complex, will let her go.

    As far as reporting things to one person, and nothing is done. Then, reporting to a higher person, and still nothing done. Too much "going up the ladder" can get a resident in trouble.

    And, I thought that complaining was just a part of getting old aka a Senior. There are plenty of members on this forum that complain about things they can't do a thing about. Right?
     
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  9. John Brunner

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    Yeh, it's an uncomfortable situation, you know?
     
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    Cody, you’ve had that same rant for a year or so now and posted it in at least 3 threads. If you’re not satisfied with the present manager then do something about it. No one on this forum can help you and certainly your maintenance girl with the loose lips can’t help so it’s all on you. If there are other residents who feel the same way, get them to call or write to her boss too.

    And, as far as getting into trouble, if you’re paying your rent on time and not breaking the rules and you already said when your lease is up you were going to move anyway so what’s the problem?

    There are a lot of things people can’t do anything about but that doesn’t mean they / we don’t try just because there are a lot of things people can’t do anything about.
    It’s all about you and what YOU can do, not someone else.
     
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    Well then, Bobby, I won't complain anymore on here. I'll just read those threads, and replies, from those who continue to complain about the virus/virus restrictions, our government and everything else.

    Anyway, Bobby, we just signed a new lease two months ago. Aren't about to break the lease, kill our credit or get a bad reference from our manager. And, on top of that, Seniors don't look for a new apartment, or even a house, during winter months here. Could be a nice way to wind up in the ER or ICU with pneumonia.
     
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    I guess I don't think it's your neighbor's responsibility unless he was operating your tractor. :p
     
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  13. John Brunner

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    Neither do I.
     
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    My power went out around 5PM when an unexpected line of storms came through. (I'm lucky that outages are a rare event here.) 7PM rolls around and still no juice, so I decide to drive the 25 miles to Outback in Charlottesville for dinner. I call first to make sure they're open and have seating...everything's fine.

    I get there and the hostess tries to sit me at the bar (this happens frequently when you dine alone.) I declined and she sat me at a single-person table near the end of the bar. I got seated right away...they were not all that busy. She gives me a menu, and I wait for a server. And I wait. And I wait. Ten full minutes and the hostess finally drops off napkins and silverware...and I wait some more. In the meantime, 3 different servers walk past me several times each, either on their way to & from the kitchen or to use the computer that's right there. No one says or does a thing. After 15 minutes I got up and left.

    I used to eat out alone a lot, and rarely have had this happen, but really hate it when it does. I did not say anything because I don't chase people down so I can shove money in their pockets. I stopped at Sheetz on my way home and picked up a turkey wrap (and power had just come back on.) It's not what I wanted, but it saved me giving $30 to someone who doesn't want my business.
     
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    I'm on a site called Next Door. It's a group of forums where the members are assigned by their neighborhoods, based on their address. I kinda got scammed into signing up (it uses your real name and address when you post so people "know you're real", for goodness sake), so I just read and do not comment. I think if I posted the stuff I want to say, I'd make some enemies. What I'm about to put forth might rub some here the wrong way...I'm kinda curious.

    This is a very rural area with farms dotted with a few retirement communities. I just read a comment where someone saw a couple of Great Pyrenees at the side of the road, so they corralled the dogs and took them to the animal shelter.

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    These dogs are used to work on farms. The guard the livestock. They are not pets. They really like to wander far and wide...FAR and WIDE! I've had dogs on my property from a farm 5 miles away (they had collars.) They made it back "home." Farms are not fenced, and dogs don't know what property lines are all about.

    These dogs know where they are, just as the deer and the fox and the bear do. They are not lost. They will find their way back to home base...if they aren't locked up. I've seen posts like this before. These dogs are not being rescued...they are being imprisoned, unable to get back home. One can only hope that their owners can find them now that some do-gooder was intervened.

    These idiots aren't capturing the wildlife and taking them in to some center. Why dogs? Do these people really think the dogs are lost???? I'm just as angry at the shelter for taking these things. They should have told the guy to go put them back where he found them.

    Now I want to go post a comment on that site and hope the guy sees my address and shows up. I'll hog-tie his a$$ and take him to the shelter. "I think he's lost."
     
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