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Forum: General Actuarial 05-28-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Actually doing analysis? Isn't that half the...

Actually doing analysis?
Isn't that half the point of the profession? That people expect a higher quality, better reviewed, better explained piece of work than they would get from a non-actuary...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 170,727
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
:party: This is a rollercoaster of a thread.

:party:
This is a rollercoaster of a thread.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,784
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
I'm honoured just to have been mentioned. :toth:

I'm honoured just to have been mentioned.
:toth:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,248
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Then get him a stanky, sweaty, sewery moon pie....

Then get him a stanky, sweaty, sewery moon pie. And watch him eat it. You'll feel better for it.

Unless your allergies are playing up.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-18-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,248
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Have you tried? Get yourself down that sewer,...

Have you tried? Get yourself down that sewer, man. Put your money where his mouth is.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-18-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
At $160k, I think we should all club together and...

At $160k, I think we should all club together and buy it.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,248
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
A small company which has an excessive number of...

A small company which has an excessive number of old moon pies left to rot in the kitchen.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-18-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,248
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
You do know that cats carry coronavirus, right? ...

You do know that cats carry coronavirus, right?
You need to go to work, but you'd be within your rights to wear a plastic bag over your head at all times.
Forum: General Actuarial 05-12-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,808
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Are actuaries important? Yes, because insurance...

Are actuaries important? Yes, because insurance is a good thing, and it wouldn't happen without actuaries.

Are all actuaries important? No. At the moment I'm helping a large insurer try to get a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-10-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 679,405
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Even if they stop the lockdown, it's going to be...

Even if they stop the lockdown, it's going to be bad for the people who have to get back to work. The sort of people the Tories traditionally sell down the river at any opportunity.
We're just...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-10-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 679,405
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
If you happen to talk to any of the decision...

If you happen to talk to any of the decision makers, could you ask them wtf they are planning? TIA!
Forum: General Chat Section: United Kingdom / Europe 05-05-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,126
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Maybe they were on dial up internet back then,...

Maybe they were on dial up internet back then, and the post has only just uploaded?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
:iatp: I can't say that I'm enjoying myself,...

:iatp:
I can't say that I'm enjoying myself, but so many have it way worse than I do, and I know that if I get through this with everyone important still alive and sane our life will return to some...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Only you know the answer to this one. Given...

Only you know the answer to this one. Given you're asking this question, the situation is one of these two:
- you want to move, but your actuarial brain is pointing out that the numbers don't make...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-22-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
:iatp: Doubly so when you hit your first...

:iatp:

Doubly so when you hit your first properly senior role, which it sounds like you might have. If there's no negative feedback, then keep doing what you're doing.

My tip for this -...
Forum: Diversions 04-18-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
What a final! What a game! Well played...

What a final! What a game!
Well played everyone, and well organised UA.

I'll be back next year to reclaim my crown.
Forum: Diversions 04-16-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Whiskey, if it's any help, I've been studying his...

Whiskey, if it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-15-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
For a generic EL role at a large employer, I can...

For a generic EL role at a large employer, I can understand asking the first question. Don't ask the second question, as the answer you'll get will be some variation of "enough".


That said, I...
Forum: Diversions 04-12-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
:popcorn: You guys are making this pretty...

:popcorn:

You guys are making this pretty interesting, even without me!
Forum: Diversions 04-09-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Is that a euphemism? If it isn't, it should be.

Is that a euphemism? If it isn't, it should be.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-08-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Wow. I assumed my experiences would be applicable...

Wow. I assumed my experiences would be applicable across the pond. I apologise for assuming US actuaries had similar social skills to the UK. You can probably ignore me.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-08-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Didn't do it with a job lined up. If you approach...

Didn't do it with a job lined up. If you approach it sensibly it isn't a negative conversation - you're saying you want to stay with the company, but you want to advance your career.

Reactions...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
I'm not sure what to make of the combo of "upward...

I'm not sure what to make of the combo of "upward mobility is limited" and "vying for a promotion". If there are promotions to be had and you're not considered for them then it's a visibility,...
Forum: Diversions 04-07-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Thank you, sir, well played. My unbeaten run had...

Thank you, sir, well played. My unbeaten run had to come to end eventually, and I'm pleased that my loss was to the eventual 2020 champion!
Forum: Diversions 04-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 15,912
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
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