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Forum: Careers - Employment 07-29-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By Babbler
I don't see why telling both companies about the...

I don't see why telling both companies about the other is necessarily a bad idea. I did this at one point. The first company did not give me any additional time to make the decision. However, I was...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,977
Posted By Babbler
How does an actuary change lives? Improving...

How does an actuary change lives? Improving financial security, creating economic empowerment...encouraging entrepreneurs to take business risk, keeping people from falling into poverty after a loss....
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-15-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By Babbler
You can't just give up an entry level position...

You can't just give up an entry level position that you've worked so hard to find? You just answered your own question! You are asking the question because there are sacrifices and you feel torn. But...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,977
Posted By Babbler
Learning something new Teaching/helping...

Learning something new
Teaching/helping colleagues
Changing lives
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By Babbler
Should you? Yes, if you want a job and don't mind...

Should you? Yes, if you want a job and don't mind being an intern.

Some of the companies at which you are applying for full-time positions might also have corresponding intern positions. If you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Babbler
You have 4 years of experience. That's not much...

You have 4 years of experience. That's not much in the vast scheme of things. Job descriptions often suggest or even "require" certain experience, but they don't always stick to those requirements. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-12-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,763
Posted By Babbler
:lol: so it is quite possible for a gay man...

:lol:

so it is quite possible for a gay man to have a Gay couch...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-10-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By Babbler
Perhaps this is beside your point, but you...

Perhaps this is beside your point, but you mentioned technical skills and then listed a bunch of software. Arguably the most important technical skills are knowing how to analyze data (perhaps with...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-10-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,538
Posted By Babbler
Perhaps the program says, "You just wasted your...

Perhaps the program says, "You just wasted your money buying this or your time illegally downloading it. Turn this bs off and start talking to people."
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,100
Posted By Babbler
Of course you're not invaluable. That doesn't...

Of course you're not invaluable. That doesn't mean it's not a pain in the ass to replace you, that they won't want to make absolutely sure that someone else is trained on every freaking thing you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,538
Posted By Babbler
Car pool. Pick up random people on your way to...

Car pool. Pick up random people on your way to work. Talk to them. Tell a story. Approach people at bars and try to make them interested in you. Crack jokes to unsuspecting people at the supermarket.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,464
Posted By Babbler
Tough one. Did you explain to your U.S. employer...

Tough one. Did you explain to your U.S. employer that you are supposed to give 2 months notice? Often this comes up even before an offer is made, such as, "When are you looking to leave your current...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Babbler
Exactly. Start asking questions. I'm not...

Exactly.

Start asking questions. I'm not sure why you're not around those who understand. Is there a wall between the interns and non-interns? If so, go over, around, or through it. You don't'...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-09-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Babbler
I'm assuming that they have you access the data...

I'm assuming that they have you access the data on the mainframe because the data come from the mainframe. Is that correct? If so, you might have a tough time convincing them to extract all of the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-28-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,194
Posted By Babbler
I know some foreigners who have made it. They've...

I know some foreigners who have made it. They've also convinced the company to apply for their green card. However, this may very well be the minority.

I don't know why you're saying the Indian...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-28-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,529
Posted By Babbler
I still don't understand what justification you...

I still don't understand what justification you have for for the fact that an actuarial career is likely to plateau. It you become a Fellow, make six figures, and become content, then your career...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-28-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By Babbler
ISO relativities - are any public?

I am looking for some basic rating factors to use in lieu of internal data. Is there any ISO info that I can get without a subscription, such as gender relativities, age relativities, etc.? I once...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,262
Posted By Babbler
I've definitely used modular arithmetic.

I've definitely used modular arithmetic.
Forum: Course 1 - Risk Management & Insurance Operation 05-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,340
Posted By Babbler
I need OC2 and CoP, which I'm doing next month.

I need OC2 and CoP, which I'm doing next month.
Forum: Course 1 - Risk Management & Insurance Operation 05-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,340
Posted By Babbler
Good work. I also passed. I did half of the...

Good work. I also passed. I did half of the material in the last 10 days...which I hope means that I'll also be able to pass the second course by June 15th if I start studying now.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-26-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,367
Posted By Babbler
I'm not sure why you are so concerned about...

I'm not sure why you are so concerned about "loyal" customers. They could also be called "lazy," "stubborn," or "incompetent." If they are "loyal" to their own demise, then does a regulator or...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-16-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By Babbler
Are you or I'm confused.

Are you

or


I'm confused.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-10-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,872
Posted By Babbler
I'm sure it would not work some places. Others it...

I'm sure it would not work some places. Others it definitely would. If you are willing to leave but would stay for more money or a promotion, then why wouldn't you tell your employer that you have a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,803
Posted By Babbler
The job sounds good to me. With a low COL and...

The job sounds good to me. With a low COL and only one exam, I'm not surprised that it's below $50K.

A big concern is that 2 months of waiting for a different position could turn into 5, could...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,803
Posted By Babbler
There exists a girl? Not sure how serious this...

There exists a girl? Not sure how serious this thing is. I say ditch the girl and take the job. Tell her to join you later if there do not exist other desirable women in the non-desirable geographic...
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