I have expressed to several friends and family that I am feeling quite frustrated because I just don’t seem to get ANYTHING done in a day other than put in 8 hours at my job. I get home and it is feed family, feed animals, do laundry, do dishes, pick up house ……go to bed. What is up with that?????
Thought it would be good to show you what I do for 8 hours. I certainly wish I could knit for 8 hours, but since that is a dream that will not become reality until I reach (God willing) the ripe old age of 75!
I am a your worst nightmare.
I am an independent insurance agent.
You buy a car and you need to get insurance to put it on the road. You call my office for a quote and possible policy. I open up an online rater we have in our office that will automatically quote you with ALL the companies we represent in our office, saving us a lot of work in finding you the best company that will meet your insurance needs. This can be done with auto and home.
(And yes, I do have two monitors and I LOVE it! I wish my laptop had two monitors!! You can get a heck of a lot of work done faster with two monitors!)
So I work up your quote which if I don’t get interupted by the phone can be done in about 10 minutes. Everything is pretty straight forward and the machine really does all the work…… you will more than likely hear back from me within 30 minutes.
I call you back, we discuss all your options, coverages, payments etc. and then hopefully you decide I have served you well and you make an appointment to come in and set the policy up!
You will sit at my desk, we go over everything one last time to make all information is correct. I then hit the magic button and BAM you have a policy number, and ID cards for your vehicle and you are on your way!
You sign your name, give me your money, shake my hand and you are now legally ready to drive your new car! Thanks for letting me help you with your insurance needs! Let me quote your home now!!!!
There you have it, what I do for a living. Since I graduated from high school and left my hometown for the “big city” I have worked in the insurance industry. My first job was in the mail room of a large insurance company and from there I worked my way up the ladder. When I left the insurance industry to educate my two daughters – almost 20 years of working – I left with the title of Workers Compensation Claim Supervisor.
After finishing up with the job of educating my girls (they are now 24 & 21) I came back into the work force (I was absent for almost 17 years) . I felt like Rip VanWinkle – I fell asleep under a tree dreaming about handling papers and manually calculating wages for my claimants. I woke up to computers, two monitors, paperless office practices and a totally digital world. I was so SCARED and so intimidated! I am old enough to be my fellow workers mother! I am old enough to be the owner of the agency’s mother!!! I can’t tell you hard (and painful) this own experience has been!
I needed a job and I believe the Lord gave this job to me. I hung on, learned as fast and as best as I could, I prayed and cried a lot BUT here I sit. It will be four years in September 2012. I am now a licensed agent in the State of NY (which is no smal task in itself!) and will, God willing, retire in a few years.
This is where all my engery goes. Just in case you were wondering!!!