I am an indenpendant insurance adjustor, I went to work with Allied American Adjusting, a subcontracting company that contracts with large insurance companies.
Such companies as All State, State Farm, USAA, in this case Louisiana Citizens of Louisiana.
I was dispatched to the New Orleans, Louisiana area to work due to the damages from Hurricane Katrina and help the people retrieve the money they were owed from the insurance company.
The day of induction we were given a 22/24 page information packet. We were not given time to read this information.
Tracy Wilson keep saying hurry and sign all the papers and send them back up front because we have too much to go over and not enought time to do so.
She said; we will give you all the help you will need in order to get the work done because, we need files finished in a real bug hurry.
I told her and my team lead Susan Townley I would need help on the new programs for I had never worked with the "sims" program before, not too worry, we all are new to this program.
The first day before deployment I had again ask Susan Townley for help, I was told she would line some one up to help me but to go on out in the field and start my inspections.
She told me to make sure I send an e-mail to her every day telling her of what is going on.
I was in the field for four days before returning to Mobile. Whene I saw Susan she jumped on me about not sending her and e-mail or calling her on the phone.
I said; well I have been working in 98 degree heat with no food and water, no where to sleep and no where to take a shower, I thought I was helping by doing my work per her orders.
I had no way to call her all the towers were down, there was no electric to send an e-mail. I told her of my working conditions and she was more concerened with no e-mails.
I told her at that point I had seven inspections compleat and need help to finish them up, she again said she would get some one to help me and was sent back to grond zero.
I returned back to Mobile after another five days and again not worreyed about my health she could only complain about no e-mails.
I told her with the work conditions I was working under that an e-mail was the last thing on my mind. Again I asked for help.
Susan asked me; how many files do you have compleated?, I said; 13 or 14., she said; good because all adjustors had until Sunday at close of business to have 13 files compleated and turned in ready for payment.
Again I asked for help with none given in order to close my files, I needed to do this a.s.a.p. because they would be paying me about $60,000.00 and I needed payment for I was runing out money.
The other files had been reasigned to another adjustor, By that coming Thursday I had been blocked from the "sims" program, so I could not finish my files, Four days before my dead line.
I would not be paid for all the work done to date and would not be paid for the file or files turned in.
Now I guess this will go to court, the problem of this company they do not know I am protected by Federial Franchise Laws and they will have an expensive lesson.
I have learned a very expensive lesson and will never let some one promise.
This company does not care about the adjustor they only care about what money they make. I have to pay them 35% of what I make, yet they say they pay me 65% of what I make.
People that work for companies like this one do not care about the people in the field only what the person can make for them
The way they want you to work is 18/22 hours a day, 7 days a week with out time off or down time. They do not care if you have no food, water, or a place to sleep.
They are in the air-conditioning office and drive you like a slave in order to make them as much as you can. Not careing about the adjustor.
The insurance companies they contract out too also do not care about the adjustors. What about the adjustors that work in 98 degree heat, no food, no water, no place to sleep.
An adjustor that works in these conditions I would think for I know only vare about the people in need.
After all this had happened, I made them an offer of for them to give me back my investment of $3,000.00 in a form of an addvancement and 100 files.
Then I would forget about what Susan had done to me and would go forth with no hard feallings.
I guess they do not like a man that speeks his mind, well I would rather be that man and not an as! kisser.