Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, again...

Thank God tomorrow is Friday!!! Our modem went out over the weekend and we finally have a new one here at home.

I'm sorry I've not been blogging in a couple of weeks, my life has been insane.

My boss ended up filing an E & O claim and blamed me for it, E & O insurance is like malpractice insurance for doctors. My boss handed me a quote sheet and said that all I needed to do was to hit submit and send proof of insurance (dec page) to the mortgage company for payment. I did that. When I submitted the app, it generated a letter stating that it needed underwriting approval before coverage would be provided. This letter looked exactly like the policy acceptance letter that is normally generated after submission. We were not notified that the application was not accepted, evidently this is different from a policy that is declined. Typically on a decline, we get an email, a fax and a letter to us and the insured, we got none of this. The underwriter told F that we were supposed to check the app in a few days after it was processed to see if the policy issued or not, we didn't know this. F blames me 100%, even though he knew that the customer had prior claims, he should have known what was acceptable and what was not. Just like the main company that we write for, I know that only one loss is acceptable and only if it is weather related. If you have a theft loss on your home within the last 3 yrs, we can't write your policy in Farmers. If you have more than one 30 day late pay on your mortgage in the last 12 months, we can't write your home in American Reliable (he didn't know this). He is the agent of record and he should know the underwriting guidelines of the companies we write through. It is ridiculous that he doesn't and expects me to know them.

A couple of Monday's ago we had a really bad storm and a tree fell on this guy's house, there was no coverage. F has always said that if he had to file an E & O he would fire me. Friday (2 weeks ago) he called me into his office and said that he was moving me to another agent's office because of this, in other words, firing me and finding me another job. He said several times that he hoped that I understood and appreciated that he was moving me and not just letting me go.
He left for about an hour and by the time he came back I had all of my stuff packed and in my van. I had to go back out and get my highlighter!! He came back and never noticed. I asked him when I was supposed start at the other office, he said in about a month!!! Lovely!!

Then in the middle of last week, he tells me that the new girl, Kitty, yes I know her and yes she looks like a stripper (but I like her and she is very nice) is starting in 2 weeks and he won't need me after this week. So now, he gets out of paying me for the 4th. On Thurs night (last week) guess what I find out!!! The other agent decided that he can't afford me, he had already hired someone that was inexperienced and couldn't afford to hire someone else, as well. I told F this on Friday morning and he was shocked.

THEN yesterday morning, he asks me to stay another week so that I can answer the phone while he is training her and then help her get settled in. THEN the other agent in our office (he wanted to hire me and F told him no, it wouldn't work) tells me in confidence (shhhh, don't tell anyone) that F talked to him about sharing me, 20 hrs each, but I would not be allowed to answer his phone, only Kitty would. I'm not supposed to know about this yet. How he lost his ever loving mind???? He has fired me!!! and then wants me back part time to ASSIST someone else!!! When I have told him for years that I have way too much to do and that I need help!!!

Lord help me!!

I had an industry test with State Farm on Tues and I passed both the service and sales parts. They are supposed to contact me in the next 5-7 business days with the "next steps in my career with State Farm". I really hope this works out!! I keep praying that this is God's will for me. I just want away from F, I am so tired of taking all of the blame for things that he messes up.

Kitty used to work in our office several years ago, but she worked for M. He ended up letting her go because she was missing so much work. She and my boss ended up sleeping together and she told me that he was laughing with her about how much stuff he did wrong and blamed on me and got away with it.

Moving on...

The diet is sucking right now. I have done nothing but eat and worry for the last 2 weeks and have probably gained back 15-20 lbs. YUCK!!! I am starting over AGAIN. I keep trying to decide what to do. I like low carb because I am a meat eater but the 1200 calories per day works great but my ankles swell from the carbs. Tammy wants me to do weight watchers with her but that is so slow! I am seriously thinking of doing the P6 again for 2 weeks because it really helped shrink my stomach and I was not nearly as hungry when I went back to regular food. I may combine low carb and low calorie. On Fatheads, the guy talks about keeping calories under 2000 and carbs under or close to 100 per day. I think I will do that but lower the calorie count to about 1200. I still have all of Allan's plans saved so I think I will run the P4 through myfitnesspal and tweak it to fit. What do you think?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Conference was awesome!!!

Had a great time with Dr. Leon van Rooyen, he has been doing conferences for us for about 14 yrs. He is awesome!! He has started hundreds of churches, trained thousands of pastors and started an accredited bible college. His ministry is called Global Ministries and Relief.

Diet is going well but I didn't meet all of my goals this week. I ate off of plan for all of the weekend but still lost a pound. I am not going to make excuses except for that it was just easier to eat out and on the go this weekend. And lunch was catered for the conference on Saturday.

Work didn't go well today. I got blamed for something that was not entirely my fault. I didn't follow up on something that I didn't know that I was supposed to follow up on and the underwriter didn't notify us that a policy was declined. My agent did all of the leg work for a policy and all I did was hit the submit button and get the money from the mortgage company and mail it in. I am so tired of being told that this kind of thing is customer service and that it is part of my job but this is not customer service, it is new business and is not what I am supposed to be doing. Also, I am half training another agent's csr (because he is never there) and also helping train and keep legal the producer that my agent hired. I am so glad I have a job but sometimes I hate the one I have. Needless to say, I am updating my resume.

I haven't started sewing yet but I will this week. I bought a pattern to make something for my friend, Tammy's birthday on Friday, her party is on Saturday, so I need to get cracking. She reads my blog, so I will post pics of her gift on Sunday. Then on to Izzy's dresses!!

Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This weekend...

will be really busy. Praise and worship practice tomorrow night. A conference at church this week which is schedule for Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and night. I also have a surprise birthday party Saturday night and a house warming Sunday afternoon. By the time Monday comes around, I'll need a vacation.

I want to start Izzy's dress but I know I would stay up way too late doing it and I am going to be busy every night until Monday. I love when Dr Leon comes to our church and does a conference but I am absolutely worn out by the time he leaves!!

Later, gator!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Slimmer This Summer Goals

Goal 1 - Exercise at least 3 times per week for at least 30 minutes each time.

Goal 2 - Eat only when physically hungry, no emotional eating or just because it is time.

Goal 3 - Lose at least 3 pounds a week.

Goal 4 - No more than 1200 per day (easy stick to with Allan's plan).

Goal 5 - Drink ALL my water.


Boy was today Monday!! It has been insane at home and at work. I feel like I can't catch up!!

I hate being on adderall but I think I may have to start taking it again. I feel like I can't finish a thought must less get anything done! But it gives headaches, it makes me short tempered, intolerant and impatient.

Diets going ok, not great but ok. I need to start exercising again. I haven't been to the gym in a while and I really need to.

God!! I feel so whiny!!

My boss but us extra monitors, so now I have 2 on my desk side by side. I have joked about getting twice as much work done for the same money. I really think it will make things easier. When a customer calls and complains about a rate increase, I can pull their policy up on one screen and then work on a rewrite on the other and not have to open and closes windows over and over again to get the info I need.

On Saturday, we picked up me and my grandmother's sewing machines, cost $225 for both to get tune ups and repair my Janome. My grandmother's machine is an old cabinet Singer machine. There is a sticker on it in my mom's handwriting that says that my mom bought it from grandmother in 1987 for $175. The crazy thing is that my mom bought the machine for grandmother and then bought it back from her so that she would get it after my grandmother died. Then "loaned" it to me to take home after the funeral. But s
he knows that she and I are the only sewers in the family. Ok, that word was so-ers not sue-ers!! Christian bought 20 patterns last week, on sale for .99 each. This week I bought 1 pattern and enough fabric for 3 dresses for Isabella. It's funny, but, this is the same dress pattern that my mom would sew for Christian when she was little and now I am going to make it for her daughter!! Grandma for Christian and Grammy for Isabella.
Each dress will have contrasting panties. The fabrics on the right are the dress fabrics and the ones on the left are the panties.

I really need to do my goals for the challenge.

Goal 1 - Exercise at least 3 times per week for at least 30 minutes each time.

Goal 2 - Eat only when physically hungry, no emotional eating or just because it is time.

Goal 3 - Lose at least 3 pounds a week.

Goal 4 - No more than 1200 per day (easy stick to with Allan's plan).

Goal 5 - Drink ALL my water.

Ok, that's it. I am not good at goal setting, I am a very good/bad? procrastinator. Hence, doing these on Monday night at the very last minute. Sorry Debbi and Mir.

Now, to figure out the link thing!