I’ve been tilting at this windmill for a little over a year. Being a lightening rod, I hear stories. One involved a grandmother who was on disability. Her paycheck came once a month on the 15th. Her rent was due on the 1st. It was a $100 late fee on the 2nd and another $75 late fee after that. The apartments owned by The Connor Group charged her $175 dollars extra every month until she went back to work.
The first month they gave her the option of standing in front of the apartments in a Mickey Mouse costume being what they call a human directional. For 20 hours, 1 week, $8.75, she held a sign and waved at traffic. She paid the fees the following months to avoid the humiliation.
I approached a contact who forwarded this story to an appropriate agency. The agency was concerned about my motivation. My reply was: It doesn’t matter what my motivation is. Either the story is true on its face or it isn’t.
There you have it in a nutshell. Forget my motivation. This situation absolutely required a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part. I was just the schuck to do it.
Look at the whole story. Ohio. North Carolina. Texas. Georgia. Caucasian. Asian. African-American. Gun rights. Gay rights. Artists. Students. Professionals. White collar. Blue collar. About the only thing linking this diverse group together is the green in their pockets and the lengths to which The Connor Group would go to get it.
I wasn’t successful in helping that grandmother recover money. I didn’t need to help her recover any of her dignity. She showed she was willing to do honest work for a dollar. That’s way more dignified than the work of The Connor Group.
I hope Disney is OK with you using their legendary ESPN ‘This is Sports Center’ marketing campaign and their trademarked Tigger character in your recruiting commercial.
…But I Can See the Water Marks
The Connor Group continues to struggle with limiting their residents exposure to DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE.
Twice in as many months. This time a little worse.
Wow!!! From snow!?
A pipe in the apt above me burst.
Water heater in the same apt burst a little over two months ago which resulted in water coming down on my bed minus the drywall carnage.
I know 3 other people from watermark whose ceilings look just like that right now. Pay to terminate your lease and GET OUT OF THERE!
The trouble is that you have to throw a royal bitch-fit to get out of your lease. You can read The Connor Group BBB complaints and here all the little property managers parrot the same line about how it’s illegal and Fair Housing won’t let them break leases.
Members Of The Academy
It is time to prepare your ballots and vote for The Worst Company in America.
This weekend, all of Hollywood — and really, all of the nation — will be thinking about who will take home the most sought-after trophy in the world: The Golden Poo. That’s right, it’s time to start sending in nominations for the annual Worst Company in America tournament! LINK
What should you say in your nominating email. How about:
Horrible! I told them it was like I was living in a welfare apartment. I had to call health department on them because there was mold In my apartment and they wouldn’t take care of the problem. LINK
We had terrible problems with roaches and rats, yes rats not mice. Despite the fact that we told management that the rats were in our vents they did not believe us and kept putting the traps behind the fridge and other places. Finally fed up we took it upon ourselves to take off the vent covers and place the traps in the vents. In 2 days we caught 3 huge rats and our air vents were covered in rat feces. LINK
How big is that rat?
Another satisfied customer of The Connor Group found their way to the Ghost Hunters post and left a comment.
Oh Larry has indeed found the fee. The Connor group will now be charging $16.99 to run your credit card for rent. They have finally found a way to charge residents a late fee even when you pay on time! And if you want to pay a small balance it only costs you $6.88! I guess they have to pay for their corporate office somehow.
Crikey! Sorry. That’s ridiculous. I don’t know what to tell you. But speaking of new The Connor Group’s new crooked headquarters…
By way of example, Defendant made disparaging statements and innuendo over the internet…that Connor Group entices others to the Dark Side
The picture shown is obviously altered for effect. It shows Larry Connor, managing Sith of The Connor Group, talking to a group of students at the University of Dayton. The excerpt above it is lifted directly from a court document filed by The Connor Group. They desire $100,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for that statement.
OK. Wanted to give you a little time to get that WTF! out of your system. On this lazy Sunday afternoon, this is the state of America. A company that advertises $1.4 Billion in assets has filed a ‘fo realz’ complaint in a ‘fo realz’ court because it disputes the fact that it entices people into a fictional metaphysical concept in a series of George Lucas films. This same company retained an actual lawyer at a physical firm in the current constraints of time and space to go before a judge and submit the argument that The Connor Group does not coax people to manifest their anger, hate, and rage into acts of telepathy, psychokinesis, hypnosis, and precognition. One might expect this from Disney, but from a real estate company? Oh well. When in Rome…
Defendant is a limited liability Jedi Master formerly seated on the High Council but currently a hermit engaging shennanigan for the help and protection of current troubled residents; the education of potential future residents; and for the lulz. Defendant contends that these are not the ‘droids the Plaintiff are look for; Defendant can go about his business; and Larry Connor can move along.
…some say that when the night is dark and the dumpsters are full you can still see him walking…looking…searching for that long lost fee he believes will finally fill that hole where his soul should be…
The Connor Group with Larry Connor…
…Larry Connor and The Connor Group owns and manages eleventeen thousand apartments in Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Through exhaustive investigation, this website has discovered that the residents of many of these apartments are exposed to high levels of DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE. While most modern apartments have developed safeguards against the dangers of DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE such as windows, doors, roofing, and plumbing, The Connor Group seems unable to master these technologies or unwilling to invest in them. Larry Connor, Grand Poobah of The Connor Group, when not asked did not comment, ” We require all our residents to have renter’s insurance because you just never know when the ceiling of one of our luxury apartments just might fall on your head.”
Such was the case when Larry Connor and The Connor Group doing business as Arbors of Watermark had this lawsuit filed against them. It was a common story. Water meets resident. Resident calls maintenance. Maintenance says they fixed it. Water returns shortly thereafter. This time the water brought down the ceiling on the resident. The resident sued. Larry Connor and The Connor Group seemed to use the defense that the resident should have seen how fucked up his apartment was and not gone near it to save his personal belongings. I could be reading that wrong. I’m not a lawyer.
Arbors of Watermark – The Connor Group Complaint