Heading out to walk the college campus this morning, I ran into the Baker as she was walking her dog Fancy.
"Have you heard the latest?", said she.
"J___ (Community Manager aka The Tyrant) turned in his resignation".
"Good … but what finally made him leave?"
"All this time we've been on lockdown, the office closed and no activities, he's been taking classes online. Got a degree in something to do with taxes and is leaving for a better job".
So now I know why he never responded to email requests for work orders. He was too busy using the company time to go to school, but serves Corporate right that he used them like that.
"Well I for one am glad to see him go, but hope we don’t get someone worse", said I.
As for where the information came from, the Baker said she’d gotten a call from Apache.
How does this guy know these things ... Finds out what’s going on around here before we do? LOL.
At any rate, once I returned to the complex, I double-checked Corporate’s website to see if the job of Community Manager was again an open job opportunity.
Qualifications are listed as "Must have at least two (2) years of experience in on-site property management, with Tax Credit knowledge".
Additionally "Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Knowledge of YARDI Voyager, Management of on-site staff and resources, successful track record of meeting property goals, Low Income Housing Tax Credit experience, must have a valid CA driver's license and reliable transportation" and, most important of all …… "High School Diploma or GED required".
While sitting peacefully on my perch on the couch this past Friday, thinking to myself as I looked out the patio window, watched a tree blowing in the wind, I saw the Tyrant doing something he usually does not do — come out of his office to be seen out in the wild.
He was heading down the walkway.
Something told me to get my phone ready to capture a photo of this rare sighting when he returns.
Sure enough, I got it, captured the moment — a rare and probably the last sighting.
I don't wish this guy ill, but I don't wish him well either. My wish for him is that the Universe do what it do with him, as it does with all of us according to Karma and the lessons we need to learn.
I seriously doubt we'll fare better with the next one, but that's only because Corporate won't allow management to do right by us. It's all about spending as little as possible to keep things going.
Plans to walk the campus went awry once I got out on the road.
When I reached the intersection to turn right towards the campus, I decided I was not in the mood and turned left to check the market by where Trainer lives for the frozen Alexia Roasted and Ready Potatoes my gut is so fond of, and which I’ve only been able to locate at this store.
They had none, had none for some time and had no idea if and when they’ll be able to restock.
I settled for a package of fresh Petite Gold potatoes to roast my own.
Since I was at the market, I decided to pick up the eggs my gut likes — Eggland’s Best Organic.
Guess what …. They didn’t have those either. I settled for Simple Truth Organic — a good enough brand.
Then I headed over to the meat section for a package of uncured bacon and got the shock of my life.
The Supply Chain thing has hit this market's meat, deli and Hot and Ready sections hard.
Of course, I’ve not been to my regular market since I made a run on the 14th, so I don’t know if they too are now in bad shape.
Things are getting iffy for us borderline Celiacs, so I’d better pop into the regular market after tomorrow’s workout to see how it’s looking, and if I can score a package of uncured bacon.