Anon @ 4-36pm
You will have noted that I have a very high opinion of my housing officers past and present?
Some HOs on this thread launched attacks on me on this thread and, naturally, I responded as I do to anyone who does such things. Am I, as a tenant, not allowed to do this -- or am I supposed to accept it meekly? You will have noted that I did not start any attacks?
If I wanted to be a HO, then I would have taken that career route but I don't and didn't want to and am I wrong for doing that? You proffered your advice, and as you can gather, I choose not to take it or is that something that I am going to be derided for?
Of course there are many people who come on these threads and proffer views which may not be reflective of their own personally held views -- I state this on these and other threads quite regularly but nonetheless other posters decide to have a go at them.
I only' take offence' when it affects me personally (just like other posters do) -- so am I, just because I am a tenant, supposed to take it lying down?
I, did I not, proffer the opinion that some HOs on here came across as 'talking down' to people by getting on their soapboxes -- but of course, surely, I am to be afforded the same opportunity?
I have simply defended my stance and believe it or nor quite often do reality checks -- and the reality here is perhaps different from the realities that other people have to endure if the postings of other tenants on IH (about their landlord's services) are to believed.
Maybe these threads could be far more effectively used if posters didn't so readily take umbrage at other peoples' postings?
Some HO posters did not give the frustrated tenant any advice and some even referred to "these people". That does not exactly show them to be the true caring professionals they claim to be, does it?
I explained that I thought that the 'frustrated tenant' might seek advice from people who would (or perhaps wouldn't) be able to point the tenant in the right direction and I also intimated, did I not that the tenant should have written evidence of unhelpfulness, did I not?
If I was to be subject to the alleged "very unhelpful" service (which I never have) then I would seek advice anywhere I could and I would have thought that pinging peoples' radar was a better option than getting the HO into trouble via the complaints processes.
I have, by the way, not been offended by your remarks -- everyone is entitled to their view.