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This sounds like a terrible inconvenience. Before we start, let me just say that I'm so sorry for your trouble. Do we know what caused the pipe burst?
Again, our office is being very sketchy, but we were told that it was an old pipe on the fifth floor that burst inside the wall. I understand that things like this do happen, but you must also understand that our bldg. mgr. is notorious for ignoring complaints. It took them hours to shut down the water after everyone in our line reported the incident the morning that it happened. The water was pouring through all the apts. straight through to the garage, yet no one thought to shut off the water main.
I understand wanting to be present with strangers in your home. Is there any actual need to miss time from work to be present in order for the repairs to be done? In other words, would you be missing work for your own security, or for the job to actually get done?
There's no rush, but I just wanted to check on you. Are you still with me?
The most critical part of the repair work - to replace the walls and part of the ceiling which have been torn out - will take approx. 3 days per apt ( 6 days total for our apt. and our downstairs neighbor's). We both have valuables in our apts. and we are also responsible for anything that might go wrong in the reconstruction. We do not feel comfortable leaving a work crew of strangers alone in our home. I guess the answer to your question is both - we want to be present for our own security WHILE the work is being done. I don't mean to change the subject, but do you think you could address my original question regarding the mgrs comment regarding my husband's disability? She wasn't even working here at that time, and I find it outrageous that she would say such a thing! The fact that my husband collected disability following his surgery is none of anyone's business, and I would like to know how she was aware of such information. I am an office mgr. in an orthodontic practice, and we respect and uphold such privacy issues. Did she in fact cross a legal line?
I apologize if I was off topic--the question was whether you have any legal ground to stand on, and I understood that to include the question of compensation for time off work. I now understand that you were interested only in the privacy question. Thank you for your patience. Is it correct that, right now, we do not have any way of knowing who told the manager that your husband was on disability?
I am actually looking for both answers, so I know what i!m talking about when I face them tomorrow. I know her comment was inappropriate, to say the least, but was it legal? I also want to know if we are entitled to some form of compensation for whatever time it takes to reconstruct our home. In addition to replacing our walls we have to go through replacing flooring and all of our tiles in the bathroom (at our expense) at a time when we are stretched thin to begin with! We both work, we run back and forth to the nursing home and now have the added burden, though completely voluntary, of helping our neighbor through a difficult time (simply because we are compassionate people and feel that it is the right thing to do.) Sandra, our building manager, was not here when my husband collected disability. Obviously someone told her, but what does that have to do with the matter at hand? Do you understand why I am outraged at her comment? Jim had ALIF surgery in 2001 and is STILL in pain every day of his life. He does work out of sheer financial neccessity and we do not collect any benefits of any sort, not that it's any of anyone's business!
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Sam, I have sent you two follow up requests. It is not that I don't like your answers; I am simply asking for any advice you can offer on speaking with my board. Are there any key phrases or questions that might help expedite my repair work. What are my legal rights? The apt. in question is owned by the sponsor - the tenant in residence rents from the sponsor and does not own the apt. We want to hire contractors that we can trust since they will not compensate us for lost wages and time. We want to move on this as quickly as possible. Please advise.
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