Taking a week to spend 70 minutes  

WildWon1982 35M
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8/14/2006 9:17 pm

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8/15/2006 10:11 pm

Taking a week to spend 70 minutes

I finally got the apartment! But this fantastic result was not without one last bit of retardation.

I called the landlords when I woke up this morning. They said they were just about to call me (how many times have I heard that one before?). Basically, they still couldn't reconcile what I had told them. Why was there an employer referral from ESPN, but a check signed by a temp agency? I tried to come across as nice, but on my end of the cell, I was hitting my head against the wall at how dumb this was. I almost withdrew the application, except I remembered that I would forfeit all the money I'd spent so far if I did.

I explained it to them one more time. Everyone in my department starts off freelance. As openings and budgets get expanded, we are promoted to full time, and so on. Before 2006, the freelancers were paid directly, and had to figure out their taxes by themselves. This year, we commissioned the staffing service to pay the checks and withold the taxes. Simple.

They still didn't get it. They claimed to have never dealt with this before. Their solution? Have me come by the office, pick up ANOTHER employer referral, drive all the way to Farmington, where this office is located, have them fill it out, then bring it all the way back to them. By the way, I was due in to work in 90 minutes at this point.

So I did them one better. I went to their office, signed the fucking paper, and gave them the name of my case worker, her number, and her fax number, and left for work. It was 2:10 exactly when I left the office.

I got the call at 3:20 that I had gotten approved for the apartment. I go in tomorrow to pay off the security deposit and secure a move-in date.

A whole week of them dragging their feet and acting like retarded monkeys, and when they finally pulled their head out of their ass, I had my answer in 70 minutes.


MWWwantmore 52F

8/15/2006 7:52 am

Some landlords can be jerks sometimes, but at least you got the apartment!

I'll have a cafe, mocha, vodka, valium latte to go please!

Good girls go to heaven.....bad girls go down!!

NSAAddict 43F

8/15/2006 10:42 am

Sorry you had to go through all the bullshit but congrats on getting the apt

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8/15/2006 9:47 pm


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