I’ve been reading this board for quite some time and have gotten so much insight and helpful information…Thank you! I have nothing but respect for you veteran BIs because OMG OMG OMG, it’s not what I expected.
I’m 1099 for one of the newer companies. Finished NIT early Feb and have been pulling my hair out ever since. I’ve been doing only TESIs and some are a major headache yes but I really dont see the point in Records and Sources, it seems like a waste of time and gas. Am I wrong for that?
I still need help though, it’s not really the job anymore as I feel like I’m past the information overload now. Even with my very short experience, I’ve had several TESIs go straight through without RZ so I’m getting the hang of it. I’m getting interviews done faster (5 hrs avg at first😔) and ROIs done faster now too (6-7 hrs at first).
My problem isnt what I expected it to be though. I wasnt prepared for the huge mental transition going from an hourly employee (nightshift for over 10 yrs) to 1099. I feel like I’m not organized enough, not doing enough, it’s taking forever for me to locate people and make contact. Scheduling appts is crazy, I feel like I cant have a schedule because everyone is different with different needs and not having a schedule is driving me batty but impromptu interviews seem rude and unprofessional to me. Does that make sense? This process really isnt a process, it feels like winging it everyday, there isnt a step by step method. I dont know how to adjust to that. And because I’m not doing enough, the pay isnt what I expected either, it just isnt there. I haven’t had financial problems in years now I’m truly struggling. I really want to be great at this and feel like this job is what I wanted but maybe the job doesnt want me so I’m not sure how long I should keep at it. Is it normal in the first few months to feel like this job was a bad idea, is that common? How do I get over this feeling of not adjusting properly? Thanks for your time and I apologize it’s so long. I dont want to be but I’m seriously on the ledge with this job.