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Old 03-04-2008, 07:48 AM
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Hi all,

Some of you may have read my post about not finding a job I could enjoy in this area, yet. I've posted a business venture idea that seems neat but for now I'd like your advice about a real career plan.

I was thinking about going to work for Aflac selling supplemental insurance- its pretty cool- I didn't know it but Aflac is not regular insurance that pays who you owe. They actually pay you! Regardless of what your other insurance pays, if you have any kind of accident they send you a check. My friend received 4 stiches and received a check for $300. It's to help you because you may have to miss a hour or so of work to go have it looked at or what not. They have cancer insurance and other plans to.

Would anyone around here be interested in that if someone were to knock on your door? That's the bad part- cold calling- mostly to businesses. It's a great product, though.

What do you all think? Take the job or not?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:13 PM
Location: Oriental, NC
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How much does it cost?
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Location: Central NC
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Nope I wouldn't be interested. I've had it before and was very disappointed. I cancelled my policies promptly.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:21 PM
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:34 PM
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Most employers offer some type of disability insurance either paid for as part of the benefit package or as an employee purchase option. I have heard that Aflac is expensive in the opinion of others.
Good Luck-
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:16 AM
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I would try Olsten Staffing in Wilmington, they are awesome. Good luck. I have heard from others who have worked with Aflac, that it is a very hard way to make a living.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:37 AM
Location: Asheville
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I worked at a place, about 50 employees, and they arranged to have an Aflac rep talk to us separately in a conference room. Whatever we wanted would be taken out of our paycheck. I liked the lady, seriously considered a few of her offerings, and many of the workers bought the policies. I think the insurance fills in the blanks very well as relates to failing parts of our health care system. If I were you, I'd do some research on how much Aflac has grown over, say, the last ten years. If it's significant as compared to other types of alternative health insurance groups, then it will probably continue to grow.

But if you've never tried to be a salesperson "out there," I can agree with an above poster that said it's tough work, you get turned down a lot just to get those few contracts that will work out. If you're short on cash and need a job quick, and you are also willing to spend some time learning how to do something that INTERESTS you, I would wait tables and simultaneously go to a technical school in the area, and then a year later you could do work that will be fun and will pay well.

Examples of tech school offerings are real estate, ambulance medic, paralegal job, computers... all of which could allow you to lead a fairly independent work life. Pick up a couple tech school catalogs and see if there's some stuff in there you like. And tech schooling doesn't cost very much, classes are held day and night, so you can fit your studies in with a restaurant job.
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