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Roy Cupps
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 2:34 pm:   

The Forum has a set of Guidelines which I try to follow. I created the forum and the guidelines in an effort to create an environment that would promote the sharing of information and resources for all visitors. However, I do not need guidelines to delete posts.

I feel no real need to respond to the comments about my son, however, since the post contains bad information, I will reply. My son(have only one) is 20 years old and does not work in any way, shape or form in our industry and he currently does not have any interest in our industry.
John Mcmennamy
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 12:45 pm:   

Bubba,I recently took an assignment in Tulsa for a great company that I have been working with for the last year. It was for branch assist. I knew the fees would be smaller than I was used to. the day after i arrived I received notice from my doctor that I needed to have part of a finger removed. I was using DDs instead of Xactimate and it took some time to learn, I'm still learning. Although I don't think I want to do branch assist again, it was a great learning experience and the people I worked with were wonderful. The company is Crawford. Steve Songe and Dan Prichard, Branch and assistant managers, are great people that had all the patience in the world. I didn't have to take the assignment and the seriousness of having the finger removed could have gotten me relieved from the assignment. It was not their fault for anything. I chose to stay because I excepted the assignment. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. If not, you've learned a great lesson and will know next time. Most people on this page have plenty of experience,but you can always learn. It may not be a learning experience you like, but you do learn from it.Have a great Fathers day everyone.
Johnny Mc
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 12:03 pm:   

I believe that certain people have constantly preached, educate, warn and help the poor adjuster who bust their rear end to make a living. Since the removal of the thread, I have been bombed with mail asking what a certain vendor had done as they had been contacted by said vendor to work.

Where do you draw the line? Did I go overboard? I lost thousands of dollars and so did alot of other adjusters. We were not warned as some would want you to believe. We were told," Well we have nothing good to say about the vendor and we do not have anything bad to say about the vendor." This did not appear to be a warning to me or several other adjusters.

Over the past year, I have seen several long term/running disc involving adjusters and vendors. They were removed from the BB to the GD area. They were not removed nor were they any better or worse than the removed thread.

Before you start singing someones praises or bashing their efforts, you should look at their motives.I for one have taken my look. Now,there are those of you that are standing up for a vendor who has repeatly done multiple adjusters wrong. What is your motive?

Whatever happens, happens. I have been contacted by several adjusters who have been able to avoid making the same mistake that I did. They all credit the removed thread. I hate to know how many more will be drawn into the spiders web now that it is gone.

Roy claims the thread was a violation of the user agreement. It's his baby and he can do what he wants. However, I know in my heart what really happened.
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 11:56 am:   

I have been around long enough to know some so called adjusters don't have a clue what they are doing. They take every short cut they can think of, they don't climb roofs because they say a 5/12 is to steep or some other reason, they don't contact their policyholders and I could go on forever. Every experienced dedicated professional adjuster has seen these type of people come and go but have you ever seen one who would take any responsibility for his own actions or dis actions when he was hired to do a job. If an adjuster can't do what he was hired to do, or won't do it, it is always someone elses fault. Why do we have to listen to this unprofessional bitching from someone who is now showing his true colors. We do not need this type of publicity from either party in this dispute. These disputes have gone on forever between people who call themselves professional adjuster and companies. Go to the court or wherever, but we who use this board for information are tired of the lack of professionalism which is being shown by parties who have a dispute. Maybe in the end, they can review the quality of the work the adjusters involved in these disputes do and no one will hire them and we can try to get some professionalism back so that when we say we are an adjuster we don't have to be told about the sorry work some adjusters do.
Jim Flynt
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 10:23 am:   

The Post regarding Mid-America was removed because it was in violation of the CADO Visitors Agreement.

There were no other reasons involved whatsoever.

End of story.
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 10:01 am:   

If all I am reading is true, then Bubba, it would certainly seem you owe Roy a huge apology for your personal attack on him. We sometimes fail to remember who provided this forum for all of us out of his pocket in the beginning.

If you can't be respectful enough to apologize, then at the very least, YOU should request your post be removed.
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 8:30 am:   

Bubbaadjuster was cautioned about Mid-America before he drove to Chicago to work for them. He elected to ignore what had been told to him, and now complains that we should warn others.

He was warned. So what good would it do to warn others if they did what he elected to do?
R.D. Hood (Dave)
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2000 - 12:16 am:   

OK, I waited till the 18th at least at EDST 12:14 AM


Please take the time to consider what you have posted. The manner in which you approach the issue, is detrimental to the well being of many people, and to maliciously cast aspersions, will in the end BITE you. Hush, now I'm quite again.
Tom Toll
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2000 - 11:52 pm:   

Mr. Bubba, I really feel it is time for you to let go of your constant posts on a certain vendor. If it is true, we will find out ourselves through the adjusters mystery line. I don't care for your attitude nor did my wife, whom you said was double dippin. Of course the ten years she spent out in the field and then taking the insurance exam and finishing before the 12 males did, and passing the exam with the highest score. Gee, I would like to double dip like that. She has skinned her knuckles, as I have and earned the right to be who and what she is, and that inlcudes me. Now your bouncing on a man that a lot of people care for and appreciate for his efforts to better inform and help his fellow adjusters. Better look and listen to yourself Bubba, your missing an opportunity for yourself.
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2000 - 7:53 pm:   


I do not believe that the entire thread violated your user agreement. Nor do I believe that any of it was in violation.

Could it have something to do with your son working for Mid-America? Are you worried that he may not get paid?

I can see your motive very clearly. Let's feed some poor uninformed adjuster to the sharks so your son can get paid.

Or he could like the rest of us.
Roy Cupps (Admin)
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 8:55 am:   

I removed the thread because the thread was a violation of the "User Agreement". In the agreement it states:

"There are libel and fairness issues involved in concentrated attacks against other companies. If you have an axe to grind with a company, you need to take it up with that company or through the court system. The chat rooms, forums, and other public areas, at are not the venue for that type of thing. This does not mean that you cannot make informative comments about a company."

I realize people need to have information so that they can make an informed decision about which vendor to work for and which ones to avoid. Vendors can also use this site to make informed decision on which adjusters to use and which ones to avoid. I still believe the site can provide this information without attacks against vendors or adjusters. In effort to provide additional tools to aid adjusters in making an informed decision I will complete work on the rating system that was suggested in this forum several months ago.

Roy Cupps
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 7:37 am:   

It appears someone removed Name that Vendor the Game from the board. Someone will in all likely hood remove this message. I have heard people preach from this very pulpit. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. I am just trying to educate and let fellow adjusters KNOW.

And YES, It appears that the Class Action will go forward as Mid-America has yet to follow through with it's desire to "work out a settlement".

The response by E-Mail has been tremendous. Please keep them coming.


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