My stomach is in knots. I am dreading tomorrow. I do not even want to go into work. Yesterday our maintenance guy and I got into it. I actually won but I am sure there will be hell to pay. He came in to tell me a tenant's hot water heater had gone out. He said he had to replace it but couldn't do it until he was able to get one of his guys to help him. He got it working again but did not know how long it would work. The tenant has several small children. The apt. next door is empty but someone is moving in tomorrow. The maintenance guy asked me for the keys to the vacant apt. He said he was going to give a key to the tenant whose hot water heater was having problems. He cornered me into giveing him the key. I instantly regretted it. He said it was for emergancies only. I talked to him several times telling him I did not feel right, I did not want to lose my job or get into trouble. He said none of that would happen. He then said he was keeping the key, not giving it to the tenant, then he was going to give it back, then he said he was not going to give it back. In my opinion, noone should have a key to another apt. even if empty. I finally called him and said the new tenant was coming over to pay their deposit and he said so, if they have not paid the rent, they don't a key which is true. I finally called him one last time and said I wanted the key back. He went off and asked me what if the tenant next door needed to get hot water, what were they suppose to do, and then immediately said, forget it, I will bring the g** d*** key back. He came in (fortunately I had someone in there talking to me) and threw the key on my desk and said in a snotty tone...here you go and walked out. I know he is going to jump on me tomorrow. He feels that if a tenants hot water goes out, we should help them out and let them have a key to a vacant apt. I do not want to say anything to the owners because they will jump all over him and that will make things worse. I can't work under these circumstances. He believes he is in charge out there. He has even told that to tenants. I feel like he is bullying me.
Thanks for listening.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/30/2009 2:38:58 PM (GMT-6)