Pros: helping customers, meeting new people, working outdoors.
Cons: auctions, collections, cleaning, tumbleweeds!
I worked for this company for 5 years and I would have to say it was one of the most stressful jobs I have ever had. The company had an extremely high turnover rate which speaks volumes about the upper management, pay scale, & work. Upper management always left your job description open ended, they did this so you couldn't refuse to perform any duties they asked of you, even if they were above or below your skill set.
Micro managing was the main turn off! The company had some very talented and capable managers but they would never allow us to be managers. We had managers (including us) that had gone 4+ years without a salary increase and the bonus program program they had in place was discarded when the company decided they needed the money worse than their hard working employees.
I would like to also add this was the most disorganized company I have ever worked for. There was so much mismanagement and this added to the high stress and difficulty in doing a good job for the company and the customer.
A typical day @ work:
1. Open the office in the morning and do a "walk through or lot inspection."
2. Rent and clean units, RV sites, repair doors, clean, weed control (huge property), paperwork, make deposits, collections, etc.
3. Rent U-Haul Equipment
6. Corporate reporting
7. Smile for the camera! The cameras were there so corporate could watch you (you could tell by the placement of the cameras) not customers or thieves.
8. There were other duties but I am starting to depress myself (LOL) so I'm going to stop here.
We had some great co-workers during – more... our 5 years of working for AMI but everyone that was there when we started and lots in between had already left the company. We were the "Last Man/Woman Standing."
Hardest part of the job was dealing with Corporate and next would have to be dealing with people that had fallen on hard times. They had either been evicted, divorced, in jail, etc. and we had to try and collect money or auction off their belongings.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the customers (the good customers) and being able to work together (husband & wife) at the same place of employment.
I would also like to also state that the owners of this company are very personable and seemed to care about their employees. – less