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JD on STT
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My grandmother taught me that saying a long time ago.
I wanted to start a new thread on a positive note.
I spoke to my landlord and he was very sympathetic about my situation. He told me he found himself in a similar predicament more than once and he feels my pain. He will not hold me to the lease agreement. He even offered to defer rent payments until I was on my feet. I told him that wasn't necessary but I appreciated the offer. He also stated that tenants like me are difficult to come by. Being honest and responsible so he doesn't have to worry about his place. He is more concerned about losing a good tenant. Whether I can stay remains to be seen. It's still up in the air.

I also would like to thank everyone for the advice. If I was a little unpleasant at times then I apologize. I hope you understand. Thank You, JD

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Topic starter Posted : November 18, 2014 3:27 pm
OldTart
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I'm glad that your grandmother's words finally kicked in as they were echoed by many in your previous thread. You were indeed a little unpleasant, people do understand and your apology is accepted. Hope the employment situation gets sorted out and you find something decent. Good luck!

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Posted : November 18, 2014 3:35 pm
JD on STT
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Thank you for your kind words and thoughts OT.

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Topic starter Posted : November 18, 2014 3:38 pm
ernieandmaryjo
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Good news indeed. About the employment situation: if you have mechanical, operations, and/or management experience, and can pass a drug test, Tropical Shipping needs help at Crown Bay.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 3:41 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Sounds like the landlord handled it like I would. Good to hear!

When you get a good tenant,..... do what you can to help them out.
It's a 2 way street.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 3:51 pm
Rowdy802
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I am not going to say you were unpleasant. I dismissed it as a bit of frustration and stress. You did fall into the pointless bickering that helped in no way your situation. You have got to focus on the solution for a problem.

On the other hand, I am glad the landlord was and is willing to be lenient. I sincerely hope it wall works out for the best.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 5:31 pm
Afriend
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I too am glad your situation with your landlord worked out.

It's pretty much what most of us suggested you do on your other thread - talk to your landlord, let him know your situation and see if he would be understanding. You finally did just that and got the desired result.

You learned a great lesson - always take the high road and in the long run you'll come out a winner.

Good luck.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 7:01 pm
vicanuck
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This is a great outcome! I knew it would be better to level with your landlord.

Over the years, I have become close with the few tenants I've had in my apartment.

They tend to stay for many years and I would help them out anyway I could.

Good for you JD...I hope you are able to stay here!

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Posted : November 18, 2014 7:40 pm
speee1dy
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very happy your situation turned out in a good way. just return the kindness when you can.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 8:07 pm
Alana33
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I'll second that. Best of luck with your job search.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 9:17 pm
Dante
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I am glad it turned out well. I hope you are able to stay.

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Posted : November 18, 2014 9:45 pm
JD on STT
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Thank You all. I new that would be the best approach. It's a little frightening being a newbie and being in that situation.

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Topic starter Posted : November 19, 2014 9:37 pm
loucypher
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Message Removed: Please revisit board rules.

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Posted : November 19, 2014 10:11 pm
JohnnyU
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Well that escalated quickly...

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