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Last Post 03/31/2009 11:49 AM by  CerOf
Deployment based on experience
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lizmcgee
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03/27/2009 12:01 AM
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the auto adjusting field. Adjusters are being deployed now to the recent hail storms. So if independent adjusting firms deploy their adjusters based on experience or how they are rated, is it possible for a new adjuster with only 1 month of experience who has not been rated to get deployed on the recent hail storms or only when there is a katrina like storm? I was told only experienced adjusters are sent for non-major storms. So, if this is the case how  will a new adjuster ever get the experience needed to go in for a earlier season storm if they are not deployed? ( I'm only ever going to have classroom training if not deployed for non-major storms). Also can ya'll please tell me what are some good independent firms to sign up with so that i will have more opportunities to get experience.   Thanks in advance what your help              Liz
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    okclarryd
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    03/27/2009 9:17 PM
    Liz,

    If you can get deployed, make sure you take advantage of it and do your best to impress the manager(s) with your work ethic and expertise.

    Managers file reports of one kind or another on the adjusters they supervise. Just try to not get any bad reports.

    If hard work and skill doesn't get it done, you can always try suckin' up to the boss.
    Larry D Hardin
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    bagilly
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    03/28/2009 11:18 AM
    It is hard to get called out before major storm as a newbie. I had license for two years before Ike. I was never called until then. I guess I did ok, because they called me to go to winter storms after that.I am on standby for Hail storm now.I feel blessed to get any work at all as a newbie. You may have to wait for major storm.... although it is hard to be patient,just my opinion!
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    03/28/2009 11:46 AM

    Yeah Liz, companies have their pick of the litter for non major storms, when major storms hit, they will be chomping at the bit.  Its a hard field to break into, especially these days.  My advice would be to try to get on with a large insurance carrier working dailys or working their cat unit to get your experience under your belt.  Or try to get on with one of the big three working daily: Crawford and Co.  GAB Robins, or Cunningham Lindsey.  Good luck, or just hope for a hurricane.    

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    lizmcgee
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    03/28/2009 12:24 PM
    Thanks for all the good information! I do have a good work ethic and I always try to learn and do more than whats required. I will check into the 3 companies listed for daily work, they may be willing to give me a chance.   Liz
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    ChuckDeaton
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    03/28/2009 11:59 PM
    There are hail storms in Austin, TX and in Houston, TX and flood in South Louisiana and in the Dakotas. Wind claims in several areas.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    CerOf
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    03/31/2009 11:49 AM
    should be some good hail claims after last night in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Populated areas had baseball size hail.


    I know it won't be the *big money* but I'd recommend trying to get on as a staff adjuster with a company and get your training and experience there. Do that for a 1-2 years and you'll almost certainly get picked up by an independent firm with steady work or as an independent cat-adjuster during storms.

    SCLA, Multi-line Adjuster specializing in Commercial and Multifamily Dwellings. (I prefer the "P" of P&C)
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