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Back to work tomorrow, oh how I wish I could walk in and announce my retirement, I am so sick of what I do. People keep telling me to look for something else, if only it was that easy. I will be 60 this year and I have a very limited skill set, no-one is going to employ me for the same money I am on now if they have to retrain me from scratch. I have little to offer an employer other than life experience. There are plenty of much younger people out there with more to offer.
At the moment the worst case scenario is that I will retire at 65, the thought of doing what I do for another five plus years makes me want to throw up. It is not so much the actual job itself, but the way I am treated by some of my clients. I am so very tired of being sworn at and spoken to like a piece of trash, and all because people don’t understand, nor do they wish to know, the limitations on what I am allowed to do. The general opinion is that if they want it I should drop everything and do it, regardless of the consequences and the other 1200 or so clients I have, and whether what they are asking is compliant with the relevant governing Act. I am told I am gutless and unhelpful, and that is when things get personal, and I am expected to take it.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a number of clients that think I am wonderful and understand the limitations I must work to, but it is the arrogant and rude clients that unfortunately stick with you and can ruin the rest of your day or week.
What is it that I do I hear you ask, I am a Body Corporate Manager. If you own a Strata or Community Title property think about what I have written before you next spew forth your venom on your hard working strata manager. I know I am not alone in this, strata managers all over are being subjected to the same vilification that I am. Please remember we are people to, we have feelings and like everyone one else we are not infallible. Please give us the respect that you expect, and know that the we have your best interest, and the best interest of all owners in your corporation, at heart.