Actually, what I meant with my "fries" comment was that if the posture becomes too militant, if the tone become too strident, if the demands become too firm, we may all be asking that question.
I firmly believe that we should receive all of the photo and mileage allowances. I firmly believe that the fees should be adjusted to reflect the environment that we all work in. I firmly believe that an experienced productive adjuster should be paid more than one that is less experienced that cannot produce quality files, day in, day out.
Trying to force the IA companies or the carriers to accept these viewpoints is kinda like trying to push a rope up a hill.
The ol' pendulum swings on a very long arc and to change it's direction of travel takes a while. When the managers really get fed up with half-done claims, half-hearted attempts to reconcile the claim to address the damages and start looking around for really good adjusters, they are going to have to accept the fact that really good adjusters just cost more.
Only when the managers and those in the corner offices realize these facts, will the pendulum stop and start in a new direction. Only through concerted and constant respectful demands will those in charge finally start to understand what we have been and are still trying to tell them.
Stay the course................