Fun facts about peoples buildings. I am a big fan of jobs in a highrise. I have made friends with the front desk folks at quite a few buildings in this city. At one in particular, a gentleman at a front desk decided we were on a "kiss hello" level out of nowhere last year! It was out of a Seinfeld episode. I didn't know what to do but try to avoid it, he will follow my head turn. Love the guy, but i will admit it's a bit awkward.... and what can you say?? Stop being friendly? Don't touch me please? Hugs are ok but nothing else? It's a touchy subject. Luckily there is only one that does this.
Some front desk attendants who don't even look up when you come into a building and seem to "make themselves scarce" while they are in the middle of their shift.
Picking up food at a nearby restaurant
Having a cigarette...out back..
Taking a VERY long time in the bathroom with no note stating when you will be back
Mostly I have had excellent luck with everyone and they have even proven to be great references! The only thing that makes me uncomfortable is when I enter very fancy buildings and the uniformed doormen literally RUSH and scramble to open both sets of doors for me. I know this is their job, and if they are standing at the door I can deal, but when they are chatting and not paying attention, I am perfectly capable of opening doors. Plus I am in pet sitting gear smelling of animal walking into a ritzy highrise. It just strikes me as unnecessary. I don't live there, I don't expect this service, and I find myself telling them that they don't have to do this for me and thanking them profusely.
Here is a sign of a fancy place in this city. When you go into the Trash Room on the designated floor and on the actual chute it says this: