Started my new job today. It was full of new faces and forms to fill out.
Then we were informed we were going to go through the sexual harassment course. I have been through so many I could do it asleep, so I thought no problem. The HR person took us to a learning center and seated us. She set us up on our own computers and explained that we did the work books and then took a test at the end that we had to pass at 70% or better.
I hate tests....hate 'em!
This was the most thorough sexual harassment training course I have ever taken. It explained every single nuance of harassment and gave examples and defined each and every term. It was a three hour long process, but I scored a 96% wooohooo for me.
Then I found out for my position I have many other tests that I must pass...uck! So I spent all day today sitting on my butt at a computer learning about the Fair Housing Act, and Leasing for Life and tomorrow is more tests.
The fair housing act was actually interesting, it was really based on history and gave dates and events as to when the federal government started changing laws against discrimination.
I found out that Federal law is the big over all laws, then it break down further in state and get detailed as it breaks down to local law.
I am not allowed to ask any question what so ever that might make a person feel like I am discriminating in any way. I even have to take notes down as to when people call asking about an availability so I can not be sued.
Mrs. Henry calls at 10 am looking for a 2 bedroom unit, there are none available.
Mr. Jones give a 30 day notice at 3 pm.
Mr and Mrs. Smith come in at 3:30 looking for a two bedroom unit.
I have to document the time and dates so that Mrs. Henry can not come back in and say I discriminated against her by not giving her the apartment.
There are SOOO many rules and regulations. Its nuts!
But overall the more I find out about the company, I am super excited. It seems like a great place to work.