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   Posted 1/24/2012 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I will try to keep this short.  I am looking for some advice.  I very much need to and want to keep my job.   As, I am sure, most of ushave done at some point, I have made some bad decisions, or wrong decisions.  In my instance, I have let some people get behind on their rent.  Tenants have come and talked to me if they were having problmes..  I do my best to work with them.  Most of them come thru.    We have a higher  vacancy rate than other places.  My bosses are dealing with some serious personal issues.  I have
ADHD pretty bad and have problems staying organized.  I tend to freeze up when people get upset with me.    It is very important to me that I keep this job.    I think one of my problems is time  management problems.  Yesterday I had a question regarding a file that I had to send to an atty.  I was suppose to send it last week.  That was my fault I did not get it done.  However I had a question about it yesterday so asked my boss and he totally ripped into me about it.  Then last night  I called over to their house looking for something I thought I left over there and he answered and he so totally ripped into me again.  I was in tears for a while afterwords.  I got it taken care of.  I have to prove to myself that I can do this job.  It is extrmely important to me. 
What I am looking for is suggestions on on how to do my job better due to lack of organization skills and time management.

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   Posted 1/24/2012 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the things I can think of is for you to get and use some kind of personal organizer so you can write down what you need to get done and when.

If you have a cell phone you can also enter in appointments, assignments etc into your cell phone and it will send an alarm when that "appointment" is coming up.

There are also many computer programs that will do the same thing.

I would not rely on any one thing to keep track of what you need to do and when it needs to be done by. Use more than one.

IE: A large desk calendar would be good for making quick notes. A personal organizer can be useful in the same way and it is portable. The cell phone and computer programs make for good "bell ringers" to provide automated reminders for those times you get too busy or distracted to look at your calendar.

After that it is a matter of getting yourself into the habit of checking your "appointments" often and avoiding putting anything off until tomorrow that you can really get done today.
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   Posted 1/24/2012 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
you have received great advice from jim. you can do it!!! okay. beleive in you. jamie



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   Posted 1/24/2012 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking into some assertiveness training may help you to handle your tenants and bosses better without being pushed around or breaking down. You don't necessarily want to be aggressive (a lot of people confuse these two behaviors), but you want to be able to handle yourself in a way that gets the job done without bending over backward for people.

I agree with getting a personal organizer. If you phone has an agenda app you can have it alert you a day or a week before something is due, or have an alarm set. Have a schedule laid out for your day with some "extra" time for when unexpected things pop up.

I also think you should look into some personal help for yourself to better manage your emotions. Depression, whether it is due to your job or other things, can greatly impact your performance in many areas of your life. Seeking counseling, medication, herbal remedies, and having a variety of coping resources (e.g., meditation, stress ball, whatever works for you) will be very important.

A lot of times these kinds of issues don't just have one easy fix. You'll have to play around with some different approaches to dealing with stress and assignments. Don't become discouraged if one thing doesn't work for you. Just give it some time and then move on to something else if it doesn't help.

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   Posted 1/25/2012 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Chelsi....I think you got wonderful advice fro Alaskah and Jim....not sure I can add anything except have a little faith in can do it.

Blessings, Amy
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