When my Father thought he had a job..."thought" being the operative word.

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When my Father thought he had a job..."thought" being the operative word.

This morning my post This was my conversation with Mickey last night. Keep in mind she has never met any of these people. dealt with my Mother.  Of course, that got me thinking about my Father.

The week of Thanksgiving in 2001, I moved back to Cleveland from NYC.  For a year and a half I lived with my parents.  


January of 2002 I started a job as a Property Manager for a small community with a little over 300 suites.  Fourteen buildings, garden style apartments, a lovely little community.  The day I started the job was the day my Father "thought" he had a job and was working again.

It was about 10 minutes from my parents home, and my 84 year old Father (at the time, he has since passed) would show up almost every day.  He'd park his car in front of my office and walk the grounds.  Each day I got a report that went something like this:

  • The gutters on all of the buildings need to be cleaned. 
  • Building 12 needs a new roof.
  • The back door of Building 7 needs to be painted.
  • Get someone out here to check the downspout on Building 3.
  • Call the garbage people, the dumpsters are full.









I'd write down everything he told me.  Then he would always say something like "What do you do here all day?  Why don't you know this stuff needs to be done?  It's a good thing you've got me around to help you.  Make sure you tell your boss about all this too, but don't tell him I told you, you'll get fired."


At dinner every night, he would tell my Mother what he did at work that day.  
More than likely it was because of my Father doing such an excellent job that I got promoted to Operations Manager after 10 months.

What do you think?

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Susan Emo
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That's a definite "Twofor" !   Again, something my own Father would have done as well.  And, would have taken great pride in.  I loved the part about opening up the rent cheques at the beginning of the month - I can just see it!  Your Father must have been so very proud of you Roger.

September 02, 2012 05:28 PM
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Nancy Laswick
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Roger, this is such a beautiful story. What a great Dad. You were a lucky guy.

September 03, 2012 12:03 AM
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Scott Fogleman
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Roger- Sounds like your dad had it going on... i am sure his help had a positive influence.

September 03, 2012 03:00 AM
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Sandy Acevedo
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Hi Roger, fantastic story! And it is so great that you did not shun him and his advice. You're at the top of my list for being that way.

September 03, 2012 10:37 AM
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That he was Susan, and likekwise I'm sure, he was a great man.  One more thing we have in common, wonderful Dad's.

Thanks Nancy, I think I'm a luck guy too.

He was a cool guy Scott.

Nice compliment Sandy, thanks so much!  I always listened to his advice, whether I took it or not.

September 03, 2012 10:43 AM
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