Monday, March 19, 2012
Safety is a lesson we learn from early childhood: Mothers remind us to pick up our toys from the hallway or warn us against placing a hand on a hot stove. Like our personal homes, the multi-unit communities in which we house hundreds or even thousands of residents have hazards that could cause a minor scrape or even a life-threatening injury. No community or leasing office – no matter how...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
In every office there’s one person who doesn’t have a clue when it comes to technology. If you’re sitting there with your typewriter correction fluid thinking “not so, Lauren,” that probably means that person is you.
While most of us thrive in a world of gadgets and gizmos, there are some who are intimidated by technology, clinging to card catalogues and...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
My mother has a history of ordering the one bad meal on the menu whenever we go to a restaurant. This combined with her propensity for choking—typically on a particularly sharp shell found in her crab soup, gristle in her cheeseburger or a small but debilitating bone in her fish—always makes for a memorable evening out.
We’ve had a lot of experience with this, but one instance...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Earlier this week we wrapped up our 2012 Apartment Careers Month. We saw tremendous participation in this year’s event as more and more of our affiliates and corporate partners took advantage of the opportunity to let others know about the many careers available in our industry. As part of Apartment Careers Month, NAAEI hosted two webinars. The second of these was held on Feb. 29. While...