It was bound to happen. After the owners told me that they were in financial trouble and wanted to take over the management themselves last late spring, only to reverse their course, on Thursday afternoon I was fired. About time…
They had been at their home in between bookings, and forgot to take the trash down the driveway before they left. They texted me (8 hours away) to put them out. They demanded the housekeeper take them down, but sadly she lives 20 min away and its dark and 5:30 at night. I said NO; “how about you call Gary next door to ask him?”
They then demand that she show up on Friday morning before the trash service arrives. NO. It arrives around 6 a.m. They didn’t like my NO’s and my defending of the housekeeper. So I got fired. After 5 years of doing a great job.
Its been a long time coming. Something strange is in their water lately; bizarre requests from the wife like to not let the guests use the lower level of the golf course view deck; put a sign on the garage man door to not to enter the garage (three story home where there is a dumb waiter in the garage to get things down to the lower levels); don’t do this and don’t do that.
Then they wanted to sell the home as a turn key vacation home. No luck on that front for what they were asking.
It was time. I quick like a bunny got myself paid for the advance bookings; drove to the only open ATM to get the check deposited; and then on Friday a.m. converted both platforms over to her name and tele number.
Sadly due to Covid, they have one cancellation since my firing. I also know of another guest likely to cancel. Too bad they swept out the checking account I was in charge of, because now that cancellation will be withdrawn from the account and they are likely going into arrears with it.
I’m sad not to develop relationships/conversations with any more renters. I did enjoy that. Guiding, suggestions, and very immediate responses to everything.
There were no parting words, just an immediate transference of responsibilities with no training. Oh well…