THE IRON FIST just delivered the latest edict in the battle between management and the utility company. If any of you recall, I posted, on Jan.30, a pretty complete rant about the situation in my apartment building. For those in the dark,(as we probably soon will be), let me fill you in.
Because of a yearly "High Noon" showdown, Con Edison and my landlord are re-enacting the same old, same old. Allegedly, landlord isn't paying utility bills. So on March 14, or so, electricity/ gas will be turned off. Therefore, I am modeling what is sure to become my new indoor attire.
But there seems to be a way out...any resident who has a serious health problem that would be affected by icicles in their apartment, can phone the New York Heatline, report the condition and a caseworker will visit to see if you are legit, and or have frozen to death. Have no idea if they will ship us off to Florida, or distribute space heaters and candles.
I imagine that even if I take this heroic step to rescue my fellow tenants, I believe that because of budget constraints, I may not see hide nor hair of a rep from Human Resources till oh, my guess is, July/ August. When I will have won anyway, by default.
By the way, management says it's nonsense.