2008 and Cat Adjusting
Well folks here we are in 08. A retrospect of 2007 by most of us would reveal the bleak employment prospects that faced the majority of cat adjusters. Do we think that 2008 will be more favorable employment wise? Early predictions seem to indicate conditions favorable to the development of weather patterns conducive to employment. Aren't these the same predictions as 06 and 07? Oh well maybe they got it right this time. I'm sure a lot of you that had expectations of working after spending on training and carrier certifications were disappointed. How many have left for greener pastures or simply by necessity? Will the numerous folks entering the field at the end of 05 and early 06 still be around if needed in 08? Is cat adjusting more of a vocation than profession? How is the industry to retain talent with this type of periodic work availabilty?We all know that the industry got hammered by bad publicity about the Katrina claims handling. Is a repeat inevitable next time around? I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with Health, Wealth and Happiness and would welcome your comments on what you feel 08 has in store for us.