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Last Post 03/06/2014 1:19 PM by  martin5855
How we ended up as adjusters
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02/20/2014 11:15 AM
    Subject How we ended up as adjusters
    Body Wanted to see how people ended up in this field as I have never met anyone who said " I want to be an adjuster when I grow up".   I'll start. I put myself thru college by doing construction between semesters. I was majoring in pre-law. After college I needed a job & went on a ton of interviews. Only one person gave me a glimmer of hope, so I bugged the heck out of him. He stopped taking my calls & several months went by. During this I was working in a cafeteria with my 4 year degree. One day he called me & said I have good news, you can get the job, BUT I need to know if you will take it within the next 8 hours. If you take it, you leave for 4 weeks of training in Georgia. Well, I quit the cafeteria & here I am 15 years later. Bounced around for a few years between mom & pops & figured I was getting used to help the companies play catch up when they got busy, but they would lay me off when the work was caught up. I continued freelancing & found some names of cat companies & sent out my resumes.As soon as someone gave me that all familiar glimmer, I hounded them like no tomorrow. On my 1st storm, I was one of 300 adjusters & made sure I was in the top 10 closers by the time it was over. My construction experience& pre-law education seems to have been a good fit. I get a little of both worlds with the adjusting. OK everyone, now it is your turn.

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    02/26/2014 2:56 PM
    Many years ago (but not in a galaxy far far away) I was looking for my first job. I got one was an underwriter. I was told that the way to management in my career
    was through underwriting and field rep.
    Then the boss paused and said there is also claims.
    Didn't take me long to find my home. Over the years I have held most claims jobs (except manager) up to a head office level and the best is cat.
    I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers.
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    03/06/2014 1:19 PM
    I needed a vehicle: At the time I had a VW Bug and a pickup in addition to a wife, two kids and another on the way. So I looked in the LA Times for jobs that provided a company car. I applied and got the job. Of course I had no clue what the job was ... I just knew I needed a car. Great career planning !
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