An employee at the best pet insurance company has the inside scoop on how to get her company to change her job title from the pet owner to the owner of a new business.
“I think the best thing you can do is just call the company and let them know that you want to change the job title,” Ashley Covington told CNNMoney.
“I think you have to talk to them and let [them] know you want the title of owner of the business.”
Covington, 29, works as an employee at Life Insurance in San Francisco.
In May, the company agreed to pay her $8,000 in severance and other compensation for taking a job with a different company.
That agreement, she said, saved her from losing her job and saved her money.
But that was before her employer changed the job titles on her new business, PetSmart.
Her new job with PetSmart has been more difficult.
“We are not going to change anything that is already there,” Covingtons attorney, Lisa Hirsch, told CNN.
“We have to have that agreement and we have to sign it before we do anything else.”
Hirsch said the company is trying to resolve the issues with Covingons current employer, but is still in talks with her for a long-term deal.
PetSmart spokeswoman Heather Regan told CNN that the company has been in discussions with Coves employer about changing the name of the company, which has since been canceled.
Covingtons lawyer said the agreement could be renegotiated and if it doesn’t, PetSafe will be able to change it.
PetSafe said the change is a way for the company to offer customers a new service and provide greater flexibility for its customers.
Coves attorney said the problem stems from Covingans previous employer, Petco, which is now owned by a private equity firm.
The private equity company, Cerberus Capital Management, bought PetSafe from the company that bought it from Coves original employer.
Covets attorneys told CNN Money that PetSafe has not been able to find a buyer for the pet insurance business, which Covingan was supposed to be the sole owner of.
Covid Inc., a leading provider of vaccine coverage for pets, has also recently been hit hard by the pandemic, which left pet owners without coverage for some vaccines.
The company is still reeling from the sudden spike in the cost of its pet vaccinations.
The price of the flu vaccine has skyrocketed from $60 for a month’s supply to $400.
The new owners of PetSmart said they are not trying to change their business model, but want the company’s name changed.
“The owner of this company is very passionate about what they do and they want to continue doing it,” Hirsch said.
“It’s hard to do and it’s very difficult to do when you have people who have no business in your industry.”
Hernandez, the former owner, is hoping the changes will be resolved by May.
“If they change the title, then they’ll be able,” she said.
“And I know if they do that, I will still be able [to do the business].”
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