The last thing I expected to do today was write a blog post. However, after witnessing what has just occurred here at the Jaded Winds, I have no choice but to share with you yet another glaring example of the continued pattern of abuse at the hands of security and management.
I was at home, chillaxing. All was quiet. The kids are playing and having fun. Perfect conditions to savor the holiday.
But at the Jade Winds things operate, how should I say it, ummm...different.
a unit owner was unloading and carrying some items to his unit that he just purchased from Home Depot, security, within minutes, had his car towed away. The unit owner had left his car parked unattended in the center of the driveway since both deliveries spots were occupied. It was a temporary parking measure to accommodate his immediate needs. It is a measure that harms no one except perhaps the ego and authority of the security guard.
Shortly after that, security towed away another unit owner's vehicle that was parked in a delivery parking spot which on regular weekdays is typically prohibited M-F, 8a-4p. But, today is not a regular weekday--it is a holiday. No deliveries allowed and hence the delivery parking restriction is not enforced on holidays. Or at least that is what reasonable people tend to believe.
But as I already mentioned things operate differently at the Jaded Winds.
To make matters worse, a vehicle that belongs to a renter was parked in another delivery parking spot just across the other delivery spot from where the unit owner vehicle was just towed. While the unit owner who had his car parked in delivery had his car towed, the renter was allowed to leave his car parked there without any threat or attempt of being towed. The car remained there unabated all afternoon. Selective enforcement at it's worst, compliments of your assessment dollars at work.
To make matters even worse, when the unit owner who had his car towed from delivery finally realized what had happened, he was obviously and justifiably upset. He had a doctors appointment to attend to and now he had no car for that appointment.
When security (actually a misnomer) arrived on the scene a few moments after there were some words exchanged between the unit owner and the security guard. Security basically exited his golf cart and was postured for a fight. He was inviting it.
He is rude, unprofessional, arbitrary, and a cat's-paw. A personal service aide for the manager. He has been compensated for his services with our operating funds.
Speaking of the manager, she showed up on the property a few minutes later as well. I saw her and her vehicle blocking the visitor entry gate . When she saw me driving in on the owner side of the entry, she gave me "the bird" a wave of her middle finger, a nonverbal communication of love and affection. She is so kind. (sarcasm alert)
My son was in my vehicle and saw it as well, the bird know no bounds. Neither does the disrespect.
Her actions and traits match those listed above for her security guard extraordinaire, her cat's-paw.
Unit owners are tired of the abuse. Who do we complain to? The same manager that is the source of our troubles and losses?
How can we allow outsiders, who do not own or live here to control our lives and have such a negative impact on our quality of living?
We don't need security guards to tow our cars, we need security to serve and protect our property.
We don't need a manager that will curse us out but instead listen and respond to our needs.
But as you may already know, things operate differently at the Jade Winds.
This past weekend, the maintenance worker who has been allowed to rent and live here based solely on the manager's discretion without a lease and a reduced monthly rent ($750 for a 2/2 unit?!) was using the illegally (work without permit) built dumpster enclosure besides the condemned Tower to repair his vehicle that recently damaged the parking lot with a huge oil spill. That's chutzpah and so wrong on so many levels.
If you doubt the veracity of anything that I have written here challenge me. I have plenty of proof and most importantly THE TRUTH on my side. Go ahead, make my day.
You already ruined my (and other unit owners) holiday, again.
Shame on you. Although I now believe you are not capable of such emotions.