Paniolo Club wrote:
Sorry, I was asking about condo project resident manager. We have had one loser after another here.
Don't feel bad, you are not alone, most condos have this problem. There is no qualification requirement for the position, so the Board of Directors usually hire someone with handyman experience. Since there is no qualification requirement to serve on the Board either, inept people hire inept people. They don't realize a condo complex is a business and you need someone with management experience to run it. Of course the low salary range doesn't help either, though providing a free apartment to live in adds to the gross income as an extra benefit.
The average time in the position is about two years. We had six resident managers in 13 years. Two were good but left as soon as they found a better paying job. Two were bad and eventually the BOD realized they had to be replaced. Two were really really bad, one of those moved to the mainland so we got lucky. It took 10 months to chase the other one (the last one) away. He was totally clueless, he really was a wannabe. (Don't hire anyone with a Barnaby first name.)
The association management companies are supposed to do background checks on these blokes, but I doubt they do. Our last one had four jobs in five years, was fired from his last two jobs, was ran out of the subdivision where he lived before he moved to Kona, yet he got a red carpet treatment when he was hired.
As I said, don't feel bad, hope you get lucky and find a good one. If you do, then treat him nice and pay him well for your own benefit.