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Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
I've some experience vaguely relevant here, and...

I've some experience vaguely relevant here, and UK based, so feel free to ignore.

The big issue I found was the capital - VCs and other investors like relatively low cost, high risk, high reward...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-28-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
I predict this poll will not generate...

I predict this poll will not generate statistically significant results.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
My thinking is, the socialising I do at these...

My thinking is, the socialising I do at these things is either:
- people I haven't seen for a few years, or
- people I don't know that I end up sitting/standing near to

And I find it hard to see...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Am interested to see how this all goes, I'll...

Am interested to see how this all goes, I'll assume these are much larger scale than the UK equivalents, but it feels harder and harder to justify the cost of these in person events.

In the UK...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-15-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,045
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
You don't get to make threats like that, then...

You don't get to make threats like that, then waltz back in here acting like some sort of good faith poster expecting a reasonable conversation.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-15-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,045
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Tell us why I'm not engaging with you. Hint

Tell us why I'm not engaging with you. Hint
Forum: General Actuarial 06-15-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,045
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
Not getting involved with these guys again, but...

Not getting involved with these guys again, but for context, the racial discrimination was because there was a loophole allowing students in India to sit exams twice in each sitting, rather than once...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-09-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,099
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
My anxious thought is that Campbell will come in...

My anxious thought is that Campbell will come in here, see all the boat puns, and kayak everyone's ass.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-06-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,525
Posted By GargoyleWaiting
I long since gave up on trying to differentiate...

I long since gave up on trying to differentiate between two good candidates on a technical basis. If there's two candidates who seem to be of very similar technical ability, I pick the one I think...
Forum: General Actuarial 05-28-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
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: 172,178
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: 181
Views: 5,251
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: 209
Views: 8,178
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: 209
Views: 8,178
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: 28
Views: 1,509
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: 209
Views: 8,178
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: 209
Views: 8,178
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: 84
Views: 7,045
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: 11,010
Views: 848,974
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: 11,010
Views: 848,974
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: 6
Views: 5,219
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: 2,290
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: 1,456
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: 1,940
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: 18,391
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.
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