We believe that successful people make successful businesses, which is why we make every effort to provide our employees with an environment in which they can excel. Our professionals are integral in defining our business – delivering results to our clients and driving our company to success. We make it our job to treat them well.
Way of Doing Things
After successfully completing the 90-Day Probationary Period, we will sit down for a discussion on your overall performance, strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement moving forward.
If we are satisfied with your performance you will become a team member. If we are satisfied with your performance you will become a FULL-time team member receiving a salary, paid vacation time, there are no medical benefits available. Your salary is based on the VALUE you bring to our business.
Why you would want to work here
- Consistent Hours, 9 AM to 5 PM
- No Weekends, No Evenings (a quality lifestyle!)
- A Family Owned and Operated since 1953 Where Everyone Is Treated With Respect
- Birthday Celebrations!
- Social Events
- Positive ‘Can-Do’ Work Environment
- Salary Plus Commission
- Full time Position (Flexible Lifestyle)!
- Opportunities to Advance!
- We Pay For Your Personal Development (Continuing Education)!
This is where you need to be real honest with yourself and think about whether this career is right for you. Ask a trusted friend or family member if you are the right fit for this job.
The first thing about you is you are NOT just interested in “punching a clock” and getting a paycheck – but in developing your skills and your career, and making a positive contribution to a business team and the community it serves.
You understand the challenges of operating a small business and welcome them as valuable learning and growing opportunities. You understand what it is to be a HARD worker. Also, all applicants will undergo mandatory background and reference checks. We hate surprises. So are you still here and reading? Great– we’ve got a lot more to say to you.
You need to be computer literate and be able to quickly learn under pressure. You are going to multi-task every day! We are going to roll back the curtain in our office and train one successful candidate on how to have a great career in Property and Casualty Insurance.
It matters a lot. You need to be outgoing and confident and exude energy and enthusiasm. If you have ever been described as shy, quiet, or introverted this is really NOT the job for you. You should enjoy people, talking to and helping people, and have a knack for motivating and inspiring them with your positive attitude. You are articulate. You should have a good sense of humor and a cooperative attitude. You need to show kindness, have patience and respect for others. You are ethical and honest even when no one is watching. You are punctual. You are able to take the constructive criticism and correction without getting defensive or feeling “hurt’” and discouraged. You look for solutions, NOT excuses. You are an avid learner and extremely resourceful in finding solutions. You are a problem solver – NOT a problem reporter.
Your work ethic
Since we will be paying for you to work, this section is extremely important. You enjoy working and are grateful for opportunities to use your God-given talents and skills to make a positive influence and earn a living. You don’t view your job as an interruption of your life, but as a natural part of your life.
You understand you are NOT getting paid just for being at work but for how you spend your time at work (i.e. the value you bring to the business). You understand that the reason the business exists is to make a profit and ALL who work here (team members & owners) must make that their foremost priority. Otherwise, the business will not be able to pay or keep employees.
You are scrupulous about using the time you are getting paid for the purposes of the business, and NOT for the purposes of your personal life (checking emails, texting, surfing the internet, Facebook, twitter, answering cell calls, etc.). Finally, you understand the risks a small business owner faces every day that the business is open, and are cooperative with the decisions that they make, whether they suit you or not.
We do NOT mean to be harsh, but it is what it is. We truly bust our tails at Meschter Insurance, that’s why we need more help. We need someone who will be able to keep up with us. We don’t have the time nor do we enjoy micro-managing you. We will clearly set our expectations and remind you if you forget and if you fail to meet them. We will train you, we will teach you more than you ever can imagine. As your knowledge grows and your book of business grows, so will your paycheck. We want you to be part of our team and not just a worker here.
Our “We Will NOT Tolerate” list
- Dishonesty – we will not stand for a hint of it.
- Out of control ego – there is NO need for it (We are a TEAM at Quinton Insurance).
- Negative Attitude – wrong a of work
- Laziness – we all work hard here. You will too.
- Drama – we don’t have the time or energy.
- People who can NOT follow instruction
- People who can NOT manage their time
- Anyone ‘smart’ or mean with a client – they are our present and future
- Phoniness – I am direct. You should be too.
- People who stew over not being paid what they think they are worth – you are worth what you can
find a job to pay you
- People who see problems – not solutions. This is a business about solving problems.
- Whiners & Complainers – life is too short.
This job is NOT for everyone!
So, these are the “Facts of Life” at the Meschter Insurance. If you are still reading and have NOT been scared off by the AWESOME challenge (and demands) of working on our Insurance Protection Team – then carefully follow the instructions below to “raise your hand” and let us know who you are.
*This is NOT a run-of-the-mill job offering. I am looking for a person who is looking for a career.
We are passionate about serving our clients, developing our professionals and giving back to our communities. If you are a committed professional with a passion for delivering unparalleled service, we are interested in hearing from you.
Please do NOT: call, email, fax, or visit us at the office.
Your resume should also be accompanied by a short essay (less than 1 page) on your choice on ONE of the following two topics:
1. Describe the person (present, past, deceased, living) you most admire and why?
2. Describe an experience that has been the MOST valuable to you and why?
NOTE: Applications received without (4) references, (2) personal and (2) professional and a completed short essay will NOT be considered.
Thank you for your interest in working with our award-winning Insurance Protection Team!