I'm in a venting mood :(

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I'm in a venting mood :(

Can I just say how rude people are?! Seriously. I know people don't exactly KNOW I'm pregnant when talking to me on the phone (obviously), but how many times can people make an appointment to look at an apartment and then proceed to NOT show?!? After work yesterday, I had 4 appointments for one of our apartments. Its not far from work, probably 5 minutes or so, so I try and make them right after work so I don't have to drive the 25 mins home and then drive 25 mins back an hour and a half later. So, the first appointment was supposed to be at 4:15...of course 4:15 rolls around - nobody. Not unusual...they could have been running 5 minutes late - pretty reasonable. Well - after about 15 minutes, I called the woman and literally said: "Hi, this is Jamie. You were supposed to take a look at an apartment we have for rent at 4:15". Her: "What was the address?" - I was about halfway through the address and the call ended. I wasn't sure what happened...I have a stupid smart phone that is touch screen and sometimes my cheek hits the 'end call' button. So I called back to make sure I didn't hang up on her, and it ran twice and went to voicemail! So - she obviously hung up on me. And - to top it off, 2 other appointments never showed either! Out of 4, I had one actually come Sad This is really nothing new, this happens pretty much all the time. I'm just so sick of wasting my time. I don't know how people can be so rude! They NEVER call and tell me they can't make it...I just sit around waiting and they never show. So, then I had to drive home in traffic since it was during rush hour.

Plus - on top of having to show these stupid apartments to people who may or may not show...I seriously HATE my job right now! I know its because I'm preggo, but I'm so sick of doing ALLLLLL the work ALLLLLLL the time! I worked on a piece of a project and got my piece working. Now, its in a different stage with a different person...well - they are having a couple issues and I'm back to working them out! Nobody helped me when I was working on my part...why is it that I have to help them? And this is the person that I asked a question of a couple months ago about how a certain process worked (to get a better understanding and make sure I wasn't missing any pieces) and was told (super snotty too) that "Well, if I'm going to explain it, I might as well just do it" Really?! Not even close. The code took a couple days for me to write - I HIGHLY doubt it would have taken a couple of days to explain the process. Everybody comes to me with their problems...instead of taking 2 minutes to look at the issue and troubleshoot - they come running over to me and I'm expected to drop what I'm doing. Soooooo over it. My boss keeps telling me he doesn't know what they're going to do while I'm out on leave. I want to tell him to just suck it up. Nobody helped me figure ANY of this stuff out...I get that we're in a collaborative (sp?) field and all...but at least TRY! Sheesh.

Ok - thanks for making it to the end if you got here.

rubyslippersbaby's picture
Joined: 12/29/10
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I am so sorry!! Rudeness has to be one of my biggest pet peeves! As well as people going back on their word (i.e. not showing up when they say they would). Having worked in the apartment industry as a property manager for a while, i really truly feel your pain!

About work...yeah that stinks! its not fair to feel like your the only one doing any work, but the credit is shared equally...i hope it gets better for you!! Just remember to breathe!!!

Hope your days start getting better and ppl learn how to do their own work, and show up for their appts!!! Smile

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i would be upset too! People in general are rude and thoughtless!! hope you get it rented out soon!

perhaps starting all conversations with "Good morning, i'm jaime and im pregnant! so if you are calling to waste my time, please hang up now" would help Biggrin

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*Lurker*

I'm sorry that people are so rude to not show up for appts. And that your co-workers are so seemingly lazy that they can't try and figure things out for themselves.

I had my boss say the say thing when I was about to leave- "how will we do this without you?" I'm like, I don't care, I'm going to have a baby. I've been in there a few times since he was born, and every time he says, oh please, won't you come back? Haha not unless you double my wage sucka!!

As far as the apartment renting goes, the house next door to us recently sold, and the new owners wanted to rent it out. So he told everyone that called that he'd be there between X and X on X day, that way he wouldn't waste his time coming back and forth for people that didn't show up. Maybe that might work for you?

Good luck!!

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"LauraMae78" wrote:

i would be upset too! People in general are rude and thoughtless!! hope you get it rented out soon!

perhaps starting all conversations with "Good morning, i'm jaime and im pregnant! so if you are calling to waste my time, please hang up now" would help Biggrin

HAHAHA thats fantastic!! I am soo using that one!! (well not really..id get fired...but man i wish i could!!! ) Smile

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"LauraMae78" wrote:

i would be upset too! People in general are rude and thoughtless!! hope you get it rented out soon!

perhaps starting all conversations with "Good morning, i'm jaime and im pregnant! so if you are calling to waste my time, please hang up now" would help Biggrin

Ahahahahh!! I would love to tell people that I'm pregnant and in no mood to have my time wasted! I've resorted to basically pleading with people at this point. So now I say: "Please, if you can't make it give me a call to let me know. I have to drive out there specifically for this appointment." Of course, every single person says: "Of course. But I'm definitely going to be there" Yeah - right.

The work thing is really an extension of my frustration from the apartment and being pregnant. Everything builds up and I get to my boiling point and that tends to overflow into my working life. It is still annoying, but it wouldn't be as bad if I wasn't so aggrevated with the apartments.

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I don't like rude ppl either. Instead of asking them to call you if they can't make it, maybe you should tell them to call you to confirm that they will be there. If they don't call to confirm then you won't have to waste your time going over there. Hopefully while you are out, everyone will realize what a valuable assest you are to the company and when you return, treat you with more consideration and respect.

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THat girl that hung up has some bad karma headed her way...

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Aww sorry your having a hard time. Hope you find that perfect apartment
i just learn that people are going to be rude no matter what and i just refuse to let it upset me.

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Oy! So - after last nights showings, I've finally decided to let a realtor show it for us. And, as soon as the apartment is rented, we've decided to put this one on the market. It has always been a problem for us - I don't know if its just a 'lemon' or what! Seriously...its like the upstairs apartment is cursed. It never stays rented and its always such a bear to rent again! Hopefully somebody will be interested and take it off our hands Smile

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"jaimers617" wrote:

Oy! So - after last nights showings, I've finally decided to let a realtor show it for us. And, as soon as the apartment is rented, we've decided to put this one on the market. It has always been a problem for us - I don't know if its just a 'lemon' or what! Seriously...its like the upstairs apartment is cursed. It never stays rented and its always such a bear to rent again! Hopefully somebody will be interested and take it off our hands Smile

I hope it works out for you. Great idea letting a realtor show it for you. Alot less stress that way.