Yesterday, I tried to write this blog and blogger decided to eat my post, so I am trying this again.
My new job is with the largest property management company here in my local area. My new position is a leasing agent at a brand new property that is being built in Clovis, Ca.
The company offers many perks for their employees, starting with the usual benefits, and 401k, vacation, sick days and many ways to earn bonus'.
Yesterday, was an interesting day for me. I got to see the reality of the company and meet all the owners and bigwigs. There was an annual training day that they asked me to attend even though I don't officially start until Monday. I got to see the benefit of working for a very large company and I also got to see some of the daily challenges I will face.
I am a people watcher and I was seated in the back of the room and got to watch all of the interaction of the employees and the training staff. It was so interesting to watch.
There were the people that have been with the company for years and were know-it-alls, and did not want to change to the new policies.
There were others that were fairly new like me and were lost (like me).
There were others that just kept repeating "I just don't get it!"
and many other personalities. I was impressed with the training staff, as they tried very hard to answer all questions but also keep the training machine moving forward.
For me it was just information overload. Thank God I was sitting next to the girl I will be working with and she explained things to me as we went along.
California has some crazy laws about what is considered "Fair Housing Act". There are SO many rules and regulations. I have so much to learn, but I love a challenge and pretty soon (hopefully) I will be leasing apartments like a pro.