Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In Which I Embark Upon a New Career

While engaged in starting a new post-divorce life, something occurred to me. Out of the several different things I've done to make a living, lo these many years, I enjoyed myself the most when I worked in the insurance field.

Yeah, that might sound strange. But the whole, convoluted mess of finance and esoteric formula can be rather fun. But, if I was going down that road, I wanted to do it right. And have the opportunity to help people, while doing so.

This afternoon, I was offered a position as a Life & Health insurance agent. Which, I'm accepting! I know quite a bit about Life & Health, Annuities, etc., already and I'm very familiar with how the business itself works. My prior time in insurance was on the underwriting side of things, so now I get to see how the other half lives.

My new boss and I really hit it off and seem to be on the same page. I like his style and approach to the insurance business and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a gentleman, such as himself.

So. Phase II, complete. Wish me luck!

23 comments:

  1. Best of luck. Doing anything that feels rewarding to you personally is far better than grinding through the days with no satisfaction. I hope it is as fulfilling as you expect.

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  2. It is always great to work at a job you enjoy. Congrats, make money and feel good about doing it!

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  3. Good luck! God knows its hard to get any job these days. To find one you like, working with people you respect, is a rare thing indeed.

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  4. Best of luck, it's always great to do the work you actually enjoy and feel called to do. Kudos on achieving that!

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  5. Great timing. The best of luck to you. Now you'll have to come up with stats for a sub class for a merchant, the insurance salesman class.

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  6. Best of luck James! Having worked in historic preservation, I learned that the folks that can get into the crunch and details of mechanics are the folks that actually help people through the process. Your study of the DMG must hold you in good stead in the industry. And didn't Gygax work in insurance?

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    1. Yeah. I believe he was an underwriter.

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  7. Congratulations on finding something you enjoy. Especially in this economy, that's a great thing!

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  8. Awesome! Loving your job makes such a difference on your day-to-day outlook.

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  9. After being married for 18 years, it's really, really weird, doing all this by myself. The judge signed off on things, so that's now official and done.

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  10. Congratulations! I wish you every post-divorce, new life happiness.

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  11. You can do it James. As an independent consultant, I enjoy having no limits put on my income (and of course no minimum either which is scary)

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  12. All the best to you. Good luck and congrats on your new job. Based on your comments, you're going to do great because you're going in with a positive attitude.

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  13. Congrats!
    That sure sounds like a good start. :)

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  14. This sounds like a great opportunity. Best of luck from me as well.

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  15. Good luck on the new employment adventure!

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  16. I know this blog has been good catharsis for you, and working in a place yo like will be icing on the cake, James. Look forward to posts with happier real world tidings behind them.

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  17. My former landlord worked alongside Gary Gygax at an insurance company way back when. Good luck with the new position!

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