Thread regarding State Farm Insurance layoffs

Going beyond the job description

I’m still much better off here than at my previous company, but I’m already thinking about leaving. The original job description and what I am actually doing here are very different. I do a lot of things that weren’t part of the job description at all. I'm guessing I'm not the only one?

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Post ID: @OP+1hnj1yth

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Follow this one rule for State Farm and you'll never go wrong: Always keep your expectations low and don't get caught up in the B.S. - because it's all B.S.

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Post ID: @dmsx+1hnj1yth

I went a year really trying to get a good rating. Topped the team metrics in top 3 and held number 1 for quite a few months. I got a 2 rating. Don’t break your back.

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Post ID: @6eud+1hnj1yth

@3mmu- you are what we call the epitome of an id--t. Your family must be so proud of all your failures and non-accomplishments.

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Post ID: @3itw+1hnj1yth

Fired to tell truth? I'll do that everyday of the week unlike the SF addicted ones.

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Post ID: @3bur+1hnj1yth

@3cqx. You are the epitome of what we talk about. Definitely too high on the powerful kool aid they have you addicted to CLB/CC.

Get off the booze. Get professional help.

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Post ID: @3mmu+1hnj1yth

Wow-you managed to retire vs what getting fired? You are a genius.s

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Post ID: @3cqx+1hnj1yth

@2ycw. Solid. When they take your time and your effort to go backwards for them and their all about me, take care of yourself and it's a business decision, it's always best to give them a non verbal signal and walk. I did and have no regrets because I beat them at their own game in their ballpark.

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Post ID: @3utr+1hnj1yth

It’s not worth staying, in the YTD I started, vs left inflation went up “officially” 11% I got about a whopping 6% increase. Leave while you’re still ahead.

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Post ID: @2ycw+1hnj1yth

@1oct+1hnj1yth

that is the trick they play , they promise you a raise then suddenly they switch managers and then its gone poof !

they have done this twice to me, since then i do only what is expected of the job and nothing else, the pandemic helped somewhat in that regard as i was able to distance myself from all the people that needed hand holding that the TM would would pawn off to me, no more training people in bridge , no more over time if its voluntary , he-l when it was non optional i only did it when i felt like it.

do not let them bamboozle you, it is a job nothing more nothing less , do the job get paid, if not enough pay move on , if you are close to retirement then hang in there, otherwise you owe them nothing.

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Post ID: @2lrm+1hnj1yth

Problem is, if the company notices you as an over achiever, they abuse you with additional work, reassignment to other departments with minimal training (or none), and by having you fix your co-workers messes. This is all for the same pay and consideration as the people struggling, and the people whos work you are doing. Eventually you start to notice all the really nice promises up front never pan out at end of year ratings, as the company seeks to ensure whatever manager rating you at end of year, has had little to no experience with you.

I've had times where I've been assigned to special project work and reassignment, got a new manager end of year, and then have them tell me "I'm actually not familiar with what you've been doing so I cannot reward you for it", despite SM's knowing, and a detailed monthly note system explaining what I have been doing in case I'm rated by an unfamiliar manager.

Bottom line, SF doesn't reward hard work, and once they expect it from you for free, they become very aggressive towards you about it. Youll ask management for relief with inventory, get told its impossible, then next week get a batch of claims reassigned from a co-worker whos struggling....and again, you are likely making the same money for your hard work as a struggling worker (who may get 1% less of a raise over you)

So the job description for claim hander is: "Youll do what we want, when we want, how we want, or you can leave....oh and were desperate for workers please ask your friends if they want to join!!!"

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Post ID: @1oct+1hnj1yth

The first rule of job descriptions is, there are no job descriptions.

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Post ID: @1jxb+1hnj1yth

Is it worth it? You are working for some golf course junky.

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Post ID: @1fyd+1hnj1yth

Old school: The first time I realized this, I printed off a copy of the job level above mine, and wrote out how I was already doing those things and brought it up with my FLL. They thanked me for doing their work for them, and I was promoted within a month.

New School: "Yeah, we know. We don't like it either, but we still need those para's to do analyst work to reduce expenses."

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Post ID: @fee+1hnj1yth

What is your role and how long have you been here?

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Post ID: @puy+1hnj1yth

The longer you are there the more you will do outside of your job description.

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Post ID: @zte+1hnj1yth

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