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Last Post 06/13/2012 1:17 PM by  tonyd46
SO YOU SAY YOUR AN ADJUSTER
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05/01/2012 11:07 PM
Posted By Tex Walker on 01 May 2012 03:32 PM
See you all in St. Louis.... keep arguing while I go make some money :)

Long time no see Tex! Just because folks have a consistent presence here on CADO doesn't always mean we are sitting at home
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05/02/2012 2:03 AM
yes you are Robby !!!!!
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05/02/2012 2:32 PM
Thank you Robby for injecting a realistic look into this link.  I'm a new adjuster but got to work a set of claims after Irene. Got through them successfully and got paid.  But I had to have money in reserve as the first payment didn't come for about 30 days.  Fortunately, I went into it with eyes open and a realistic look and came out nicely in the end.  As you say, I knew I couldn't have a "chip on my shoulder" and asked my manager looks of questions to ensure I was doing the job per their standards.  Learned a lot and especially learned what I don't know so I can work on that during the off-season.  Bob Martin
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05/07/2012 1:55 PM
Here's a suggestion Robbie.. put down the computer and stop chatting so much in the chat rooms and come join all of us out here in St. Louis Metro.. tremendous amount of damage for miles and miles... Live up to that name CatadjusterX !!!
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05/09/2012 12:41 AM
Posted By Tex Walker on 07 May 2012 01:55 PM
Here's a suggestion Robbie.. put down the computer and stop chatting so much in the chat rooms and come join all of us out here in St. Louis Metro.. tremendous amount of damage for miles and miles... Live up to that name CatadjusterX !!!

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Hi Tex,

I would love nothing more than to be able to go to St. louis and be able to close some claims with you fellas and even have a great spirited debate with you over a few beers (even though we butt heads on some things I have a great respect for you as a professional.) Even if I did go I would be unable to drop the computer and stop talking(just me I guess. I got kicked off my high school debate team because they said I talked too much!!!(this is a joke by the way)

But alas' I am not quite ready for deployment. I just drove 12 hours down to Anaheim California for my NFIP workshop deal to keep my certification active for 2012. I gotta tell you that drive kicked my butt!! Even just sitting through the workshop was trying for me physically and the return 12 hours I had to let my bride drive the rest of the way home.

So if that little mini road trip kicked my butt, there is no way I could be effective when it is really needed. I am still recovering from a stroke on Thanksgiving and a few setbacks on my road to recovery, I hope to be healthy for late summer peak hurricane season.

So until then I shall keep the fires burning and the chatter to a maximum here on CADO/FOATA

 

 

Robby Robinson   

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06/13/2012 11:20 AM
This is just my opinion after 30plus years in the business. Over the years I have seen more and more companies during the off season try to get new and old adjusters to attend training classes with outlandish promises of deployment. The costs of these classes are high and to my knowledge they do not guarantee that after you finish their class you will be hired by anyone. This industry is basically run on a your as good as the last file you turned in. If your new to the industry your chances of being deployed with a quality vender in not good. No matter who courses you take. The best way to get with a quality vender is to apply directly to them let them know you’re a newbie and if at all possible they might give you a chance to work with a seasoned adjuster. I understand the need for training but you as an adjuster can attend workshops with various venders that have different venders participating and that offer Ce credits for attending. The only classes that are needed are the ones that get you your property adjuster’s license and your flood certification. In the off seasons I don't know to many adjusters that have 3 0r 4 hundred dollars laying around to spend on training that really does not guarantee deployment during an event. I have also seen over the years that some of these training classes use questionable tactics in getting you to sign up and make claims that they cannot back up. So to sum it up due your own due diligence and talk to other adjusters before you spend money for something you really don’t need.
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06/13/2012 1:17 PM
WoW, It never seems to amaze me when someone with little or no experiance makes such a bold statement. Mr. Zap with an attitude like that I very much doubt that you will be working claims. Remember your only as good as your last file and doing roofing and construction is not the same as adjusting a loss according to policy guideline and exclusions. But please don't let any of us try to tell you what to do. It looks like you know everything you need to know to fail. Have a great day.
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