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Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 06-30-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 4,050
Posted By figure 8
Nothing to feel bad about. You hardly ever...

Nothing to feel bad about. You hardly ever see/hear his name mentioned anywhere, and I think most people probably don't know who he is. I don't even remember how I came across him, but it was pretty...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
The longer the WFH/no-WFH debate goes on, the...

The longer the WFH/no-WFH debate goes on, the clearer it becomes that it just works well for some people and it doesn't work well for others. Hopefully there will be plenty of both opportunities out...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
I actually have had the opposite experience. Have...

I actually have had the opposite experience. Have 4 kids at home (2 of them small at the moment), and they rarely interrupt me. At the office I got interrupted all the time by co-workers popping in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
I think the "extra effort" and teamwork factors...

I think the "extra effort" and teamwork factors will still exist. People still make connections in ways other than face-to-face. I mean, just look at this board (and the internet in general). Lots of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
With regard to being in an office or working from...

With regard to being in an office or working from home - this will become irrelevant to companies that are or become essentially 100% work from home - which I think is a movement that was started...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
I don’t think you’ll get a one-size-fits-all...

I don’t think you’ll get a one-size-fits-all answer. Some people are just more independent, some like being around people, some teams work better than others. I think the answer will always vary...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
This is true. But I think what defines being...

This is true.

But I think what defines being tribal is living in and associating with tribes. There have been tons of humans throughout history who have worked independently yet were still part of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
I don't agree with this. We are tribal...

I don't agree with this.

We are tribal people - meaning that historically we have lived in tribes - not worked in tribes, but lived in tribes.

You can work from home and still be "tribal." It's...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By figure 8
FSA is pretty worthless if you're in pensions,...

FSA is pretty worthless if you're in pensions, unless maybe you're at a big company that values it to climb a ladder. Even the ASA is not necessary to have a great actuarial career (though most...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-01-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By figure 8
Yea, we tried to drive around neighborhoods on...

Yea, we tried to drive around neighborhoods on nice days to see if there were kids out playing in yards or common areas. Even then, I think it's hard to really know what it's going to be like until...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By figure 8
Honestly, nothing that we didn't think about. But...

Honestly, nothing that we didn't think about. But that probably comes with being on house #3. We definitely knew what we wanted on this one. That wasn't the case on the prior ones.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-01-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By figure 8
I think this is pretty hard to research though...

I think this is pretty hard to research though outside of basic things like, "do lots of families live here?". Things could vary noticeably from two neighboring streets. You'd pretty much have to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,751
Posted By figure 8
This one phrase pretty much tells me all I need...

This one phrase pretty much tells me all I need to know about the author's perspective.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 41,897
Posted By figure 8
I also don’t understand how she sounds so...

I also don’t understand how she sounds so terrified as she calls the police. Like, she legitimately sounds terrified from a guy standing there with a phone and talking calmly. Don’t know what else...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 41,897
Posted By figure 8
Ah, makes sense. I guess all it takes is for one...

Ah, makes sense. I guess all it takes is for one person who personally knows you to out you.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 41,897
Posted By figure 8
Also, it amazes me how quickly her linkedin was...

Also, it amazes me how quickly her linkedin was publicly identified. Like, there are probably tons of women in NYC who look similar to her (especially since you don't even see her whole face up...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 41,897
Posted By figure 8
I like this guy for having dog treats in his...

I like this guy for having dog treats in his pocket to lure unleashed dogs. There's a park I used to run at where people would walk with their unleashed dogs all the time. It wasn't uncommon for dogs...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,425
Posted By figure 8
Yea, I'd agree with this. Thinking about people I...

Yea, I'd agree with this. Thinking about people I find interesting:
a) People who are so innately different that I have a curiosity about them (like people with rare genetic issues)
b) People who...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,455
Posted By figure 8
We do not want to homeschool. However, our...

We do not want to homeschool. However, our concern is, what if the schools are open, but due to the circumstances at the time, we don't feel comfortable sending them back yet. Do we homeschool then?...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,425
Posted By figure 8
This thread got me thinking about what makes a...

This thread got me thinking about what makes a person interesting or who I find interesting - and it made me realize that I consider very few people interesting. Don't know why I'm like that, but -...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-17-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,098
Posted By figure 8
:iatp: We don't need to be permanently face...

:iatp:

We don't need to be permanently face to face with our bosses/subordinates/coworkers. There are plenty of remote tools available to take care of whatever communications/meetings/help...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-17-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 768,931
Posted By figure 8
I agree that rural areas are very at-risk....

I agree that rural areas are very at-risk. According to the link below, many counties have no hospitals, or they have hospitals but no ICU beds. Plus out of counties with ICU beds, there are a bunch...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-17-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,098
Posted By figure 8
I don't agree. There are actuarial companies out...

I don't agree. There are actuarial companies out there that do this and seem to get by fine.

I will admit I am biased though, as I loathe the office and don't intend to ever work in one again.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,894
Posted By figure 8
I'm not 100% certain, but I think 1, 7, and 9 are...

I'm not 100% certain, but I think 1, 7, and 9 are the only ones I've even had before. :tomato:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-02-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By figure 8
Agree. And even if I were to guess that there was...

Agree. And even if I were to guess that there was some underlying health condition, I wouldn't go to drug/alcohol-related as my first guess.

["health complications caused by COVID-19" is a weird...
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