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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Meter Readers

I understand if you are the gas meter reader person you have a job to do. Along with that, please understand that I too work and do not have the pleasure of working out of my home, nor do I have a roommate of any kind to be there when I’m not. Having said that, when I call to schedule that meter reading appointment you need to work with me – not me work with you.

As for the customer service gal I dealt with today you have no customer relations skills or manners. How hard is it to understand that me getting home after X time, which is an hour before the gas meter reader person is done for the day, why they can’t swing in on the way back to the office which is a few miles from home is beyond me?

It is not my fault when the house I live in was built the meter was put inside. I suggested very nicely to you if I’m not there can they ask my landlord to let them in? I get a nasty they won’t do that. How freaking hard is it to knock on my landlord’s door to have them let you in if I’m not home? I live in a duplex for crying out loud they wouldn’t even have to get off the porch.

Good luck to you with someone being there tomorrow when you stop as you only have my home number and my landlord’s number because customer service gal was very rude and didn’t care.

Tomorrow, I’ll be at work since I explained how I can’t take the day off and you told me you just didn’t care. Telling me how it was my job to find someone to be there. I explained about my landlord you again didn’t care. So why should I?

A note to you, as for my landlord they are usually home but you never know. I do hope you have to find my number somehow and tell me you’re there waiting – as you’ll wait 15 minutes longer for me to drive home to let you in.



Blogger Diane said...

Unreal. Do they expect you to let them in every month to read the meter?

Can't they move the meter outside or accept a reading from you?

I don't see how legally they can force you to leave work so they can read the meter.

I've never heard of such a thing. We paid to have our water meter moved outside in Syracuse once we rented the place.

As having two meters to read when we were out of state was a nightmare.

9:25 PM  
Blogger DMM said...

They told me I could give them a key to keep at the office just for that purpose.

I just thought are you kidding me? I'm not leaving a key to my place with a bunch of stragers.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

We ended up mailing the gas company a key in Syracuse. There was no way to get the meter read monthly, otherwise when the house was vacant.

Without them reading the meter, they estimated our bills very high despite the fact that the house was empty and the heat was on low.

I consider this a landlord problem though since your renting. Talk to your landlord and see what everyone else does.

10:54 AM  
Blogger DMM said...

Issue resloved. My landlord asked me last night if I minded when they had their meter read if I would like mine read at the same time. That means them letting the meter person in when I'm not home. Personally, I feel my landlords are the sweetest people ever so I gave them the go ahead.

4:25 AM  

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