Southland Management Corp. Informative - Work Ethic Lost - Housing management
DUMAS, ARKANSAS -- Southland Management Corp. out of Dumas, Arkansas, is one of many management companies fronting for private owners in the Rural Development funded housing projects. Should you be unfortunate enough to work for one of these companies, you soon start to understand slavery in America has not died, simply changed masters. SMC has done very well for the investor(s)in getting the most labor out of their hired managers at minimum cost.
Note that most of these companies pay at or below minimum wage, but SMC has turned this into an art and throw in a few "we give you a free apartment for the office hours", 8 hours a week based rate, a maintenance manager that expends more time stating what will not happen than getting the job done and the really lucky get to be call lazy and ignorant.
Best way to work well with others: play dumb, don't speak and for longevity with the company, toss a couple of packs of beer to the main office.