Karen, lets see if I can explain this better. I am not sure why they took on a management team exactly. I know alot of apt. complexes are run by management co. The couple who own this complex both have other jobs. I know they were on the ground floor of the project when it was built in like 1986 or 87. My job as resident manager is to show apartments, collect rent, do walk thru's and rent apts. The management co. gets the rent from me and deposits it in the bank, pay the bills, deal with tough tenant issues, handle evictions ect. They also oversee the maintenance. The couple who own it, he is in his upper 70's and I know would like to retire at some point. She is in her early 60's and is a professor at a community college, which is where I met her. I had gone back to school to get my 2 yr. degree. I had gone to school in the late 70's but did not get my 4 year degree. I think he may have not wanted to bother with the day in and day out aspects of the job. They still come out every other week now for meetings with the management co. I usually do not attend those meetings. What I am confused is that I used to go weekly to the owners house, but don't do that weekly now due to the price of gas. He said I would still come over and keep them informed, and discuss some things. Plus the fact that our girls all get along well. I guess I best explain that our girls are all shih tzu's. So, this gives them a time to play.
Anyway what confuses me is that he says I can come over anytime to have a little meeting, but then sometimes when I tell him what is going on he gets upset and says he does not care and does not want to hear about it. When he said that the other night, he could not have been more serious. Things are going thru my head. Are they considering selling the place in the near future? Are thyey wanting to hold on to it but move on and not be involved? Does he really not care what is going on? I understand he does not want to deal with the day by day things, but since they own the place, they have the final decision in everything. I do not think the guy who runs the management co. wants me to have much to do with the owners anymore. That puts me in an akward position because I am friends with them (I was with her before I even knew they owned the apts.) My loyaltiy lies with the owners. I just get different impressions from all of them.