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How many Independent Adjusters out of work Today
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CatAdjusterX
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11/27/2010 6:13 PM
Posted By Alex_Chernov on 27 Nov 2010 09:56 AM
I guess it is the survival of the fittest, I am going into hibernation mode right now, no more fancy restaurants and trips to California, but come big winter storm and the spring hail guess who is going to be in huge demand now that many CAT guys went somewhere else...


Alex, we have a need for NY, NJ as our SA washed out. 
 

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11/29/2010 4:41 PM

too cold up there, man, I'm waiting for spring hail season...

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11/30/2010 1:24 PM

What is an "SA" and how does an "SA" "wash out". Is this something peculiar to New York State?

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11/30/2010 10:19 PM
Work is very slow!
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Ray Hall
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12/01/2010 2:48 PM

A better question may be: How many people with a cat adjusters license, grossed more than $50.000 in 2010. The follow up to this question would be how many earned one cent from adjusting? We will never know , but I would guess with this group of unknown people the correct answer would be about 10%.

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12/02/2010 11:41 AM

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The washout part is probably personal but it means no longer working at his job. I believe . Robby cannot say anything more about it because of company policy i would presume.

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12/02/2010 1:41 PM
I am willing to bet this year cleared the herd. How many people will keep putting money into software, lic and certs?
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12/02/2010 2:14 PM

You would think that Alan, but I just took on  another person who just got his Tx. license. I have a lot of old files  and send them to new people who have never seen a closed file. I have been giving away my time(which had very little value to SALE and out of about 100 in the last 5 years less than 10% are still left. I kinda keeps  me busy also. I am still flabbergasted by the number of people who will drop off the vine when I ask them to do a practice file on thier own house . I have made many post about "If I was hiring" I would ask for a stick built total loss on a HO-3 in your name and correct address. for a tornado loss.

I have not seen one file since I made this offer.

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12/02/2010 10:11 PM

Exactly what constitutes a bad year??? I have been on this sight for about 5 years, and every year seems to be year that "thins the herd. The last two years have been pretty good for me, and the company I work for. The year before that (2008), I stayed busy enough working local claims and turned down cat deployment. I ask this question because there are numerous wannabes watching this sight wondering when their call will come. If the only good year is a hurricane year, then most years will be a "bad" year. Just pull up the historical data on landfalls for the past 10-20-30 years, you will see that hurricanes are the exception, not the rule. Hail is what will keep you busy. If you cannot get work during hail only years, this will a part time job. The only really bad year I have had since starting cat work in 2005 was 2007, and it was OK. I made better than an average wage. For those who are wanting to enter this field, how do we measure a slow year. Are there so many adjusters, that there will never be enough work, sans a Katrina/Rita/Wilma year? Inquiring minds want to know..

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12/03/2010 11:25 AM

I was never interested on following storm work until 1989 when I had worn out my contacts in Houston as a liability/ property in the IA biz working regular claims/losses in my hometown. The real problem I had was I was though of as a peron who would leave when a big on would blow in(the truth). It was not a problem to get on anyplace in the USA when a big one hit. This was when the present day vendor system was just getting started.

The word back then was you have to get at least 1,000 hail claims in the spring and work the winter storms in California to make it. Seems like everything has changed, but nothing has really changed.. I met new people on hurricane IKE who drove into town and hooked up on their "first storm" and did very well including staying for anothr year on clean up; but they have all starved out today. It,s rough biz.

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12/05/2010 10:24 PM

working WA/OR wind and freeze claims... and yes, I made a decent amount this year, as well as past years... :) can't complain, volatility is part of this job...  if you want stability go work your ass off as staff for 40k a year....

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12/21/2010 2:40 PM
I've been getting by on part time work for a couple years now. It's not glamorous but it pays the bill and is building my claim count and has been great for increasing the size of claims I've handled.
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12/21/2010 6:26 PM
Posted By ChuckDeaton on 30 Nov 2010 01:24 PM

What is an "SA" and how does an "SA" "wash out". Is this something peculiar to New York State?

 

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12/21/2010 6:28 PM
Posted By Montana Goldust on 02 Dec 2010 11:41 AM

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The washout part is probably personal but it means no longer working at his job. I believe . Robby cannot say anything more about it because of company policy i would presume.



 

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12/26/2010 10:26 PM
I have had to cat storms since June and tons of daily claims. If you do a good job you will get the work.
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02/09/2011 7:12 PM
I know that Reid Jones has received hundreds of claims, from one carrier, in CT, in Feb alone. The CAT adjusters I am talking to are running around with their tongues hanging out, working like a hurricane has hit, 12 - 14 - 16 hours a day. Ice dams, frozen pipes, collapse. These adjusters are working in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Arkansas and all the way to CT. and all points in between
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