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  • Maintenance Department Promotions or New Employee: How's that Candidate Pool Looking?

    Ask any maintenance technician how they ended up in their current position and inevitably there will be a statement similar to: “I kind of fell into it”. In other words, this job is not one that often lends itself to being a “destination” type career. How often is there a booth at a Career Fair advertising the apartment maintenance field? Similar to the upkeep required on a swimming pool, a...
  • Dispelling Common Myths . . .

    Unless you’re cramming for Jeopardy, have a photographic memory or just like random factoids and can remember them to win a bar bet, you likely believe some pretty common myths.  A few common myths people take as fact are: 1. What came first, the chicken or the egg?2. What are the chances of a coin landing on heads?3. How much does a cloud weigh? You may not even be aware these are actually myths...
  • So Many Apps, So Little Time

    Look for app-ortunities that make life easier for you and your residents I have a friend who’s nuts about apps. He’s always downloading the latest and greatest. Whenever we meet, he tells me about a new one he’s found. The last time we talked, he said, “So many apps, so little time.” Now that was a comment that stuck. Apps… all these wonderfully creative little tools. Some are useful. Some are...
  • Remember Who You Kissed at Midnight?

    Floss daily. Exercise four times a week. These were two of my 2013 New Year’s resolutions. Now that we’re approaching the halfway point, how am I doing so far? 1. Floss daily. In the past five months, I have flossed. Now, if we want to get technical, I have not done so daily. I was just too…tired.  I did, however, get a real wake-up call last week when I was told to “only floss the teeth you want...

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