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Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2001 - 9:58 am:   

Anyone, anyone...Bueller, Bueller...
paul brosch
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 8:06 pm:   

don;t do it till you get the calling . then live in KC or FT.WORTH
alan jackson (Ajackson)
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 10:48 pm:   

My four year old say's hello.
alan jackson (Ajackson)
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 10:45 pm:   

Bite the bullet for 3 years and go to Law School. There is a huge market for adjusters/lawyers. Suffer in the short term, no money, let it pay off in the long term.

Watch your kids grow up!!!!
mark (Olderthendirt)
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 5:33 pm:   

You have it Ghost, sorry this is not a job for those with young children... Being there as your kids grow up is too important! I had to wait (and be a slave in a suit). The feast and famine cycle of this career is tough on a young family. As to the best place I hear this is always room for another adjuster or two in Texas.
Ghostbuster (Ghostbuster)
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 4:59 pm:   

I recall the old adage that, 'You'll never work a storm in your own backyard.' Face it, this is gypsy lifestyle is not a regular, 8:00-4:30 job. There is no such thing as a storm trooper with a low mileage vehicle. If you need to be home with your kids and kin, you might want to get a haircut and get a real job. No offence intended, son, but this is the rather harsh reality of CAT work.

Most of us out here tend to either be past the kid years, never had kids, or made the choice to follow the four winds whither they blow. (How's that for a poetic phrase?) It's your choice, go ahead and make it.

As for the best place to live between storms, tho, is pretty much a matter of personal taste. I hate mosquitos so one day I will go west, young man, and higher in altitude, and dryer in climate. Like say north central Arizona, or maybe New Mexico. In any event, as long as we can be tracked down by a vendor by telephone, it matters not where we call home.
Brent Hisgen
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 1:48 pm:   

Location, location, location...While working an assignment in Chicago in '98 I met a fellow adjuster that explained to me he had worked most of the two years prior without ever having to sleep on a motel pillow. I've been a cat adjuster for several years now and have yet to have the oppurtunity to work anywhere remotely near my home which incidentally is along Colorado's front range. The vendor company that I have been very loyal to has commited to assigning me to local work if any comes up and I have missed a couple oppurtunities because I was commited elsewhere in the country. I want more than anything to continue in this profession but I am a young father of two, almost three children, and don't want to live my life on the road away from my family. So back to my question, is there a concensus among us that there may be a best place to live in the country like, say Chicagoland, where we wouldn't have to travel so much to make it in this profession?

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