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Forum: QFI Advanced 02-26-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By hamstrman
If I don't plan to take the exam until the Fall,...

If I don't plan to take the exam until the Fall, but I need the extra time to study, can I buy the Spring materials? Would that make sense?

I took APMV way back when, didn't pass, and took a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
Oh, OK. I reread all of my posts in that thread...

Oh, OK. I reread all of my posts in that thread and I'm not sure where you got that. Anyway, interesting would be nice, but I haven't expressed that. Monotonous with some level of thinking involved...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
:therethere: Yeahhhhh... God willing I just...

:therethere:

Yeahhhhh... God willing I just get this job with the city. The only one that I found so far and kind of perfect (as far as I might be able to do it comptenetly, or so my friends tell...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
Wait, what? Where did you get that from? I never...

Wait, what? Where did you get that from? I never said interesting (AFAIK), just above the level of stuffing envelopes. I asked about something "actuary adjacent" because I would actually have SOME...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
I kind of enjoyed working in Closeouts and...

I kind of enjoyed working in Closeouts and Terminal Funding. There was a streamlined process to it all, with some variables on occasion. A friend suggested to me that I work in Pensions for the city....
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
Hey there! You were the one who suggested this to...

Hey there! You were the one who suggested this to me on another thread!

1) It's very difficult to search for jobs on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Can you guess why? :lol:
2) I didn't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
Oh and I don't want anyone to think that my...

Oh and I don't want anyone to think that my "answers to everything" means I'm rejecting the ideas here. I have a habit of conveying that message. I'm simply elaborating on my concerns.

I greatly...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
:cry::cry::cry: Every time you get...

:cry::cry::cry:

Every time you get comfortable doing something, the bar gets raised. I know, that's life, but I'm okay with mediocrity. Although I guess I picked the wrong career to base my life...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-11-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
I... don't know. I like that there's a correct...

I... don't know. I like that there's a correct answer. Or a series of correct answers, but a conclusion. That you went from start to finish and can look at what you just did and know it's right.
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
It was probably uniquely crappy circumstances...

It was probably uniquely crappy circumstances that I got lucky to have to deal with. But deal with that for years and you stop believing you can do anything right. Luckily, I can keep that belief to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
You're probably right. Having finished 7 exams,...

You're probably right. Having finished 7 exams, people are just like, "You only have one left! What's the big deal?" and I just can't do it anymore. I refer to myself as the most expensive nothing...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,477
Posted By hamstrman
Unhappy Career Advice

First off - and I know this will attract the opposite effect - but please don't post the "Life After Actuary" thread again.

I was working at an insurance company for 5 years. I passed 7 exams. I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
Thumbs up Thanks. I will look into these!

Thanks. I will look into these!
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-08-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
:rainbow: Hasn't worked for the last 20...

:rainbow:

Hasn't worked for the last 20 years, why would it now?

I have to work. I'm supposed to work. Everyone is supposed to work. I'm supposed to "get over it" and be fine and do well and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-08-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
1) None. 2) This will head down a dark road...

1) None.
2) This will head down a dark road soon so I'm just going to not respond.
:blah:
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-08-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
Heh, you definitely didn't read all of the...

Heh, you definitely didn't read all of the posts... I revived this thread in the vein of the OP in that I haven't worked in 4 years and I have no idea what to do with my life. :wall:

Thanks,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
I don't think I want to deal with that pressure...

I don't think I want to deal with that pressure again. I have no self-esteem so I can't exactly gauge what I'm good at and how good. Which is why I'm relying on the people here to recommend...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
:ohnoes: No... not exactly. I'm sure...

:ohnoes:

No... not exactly. I'm sure everyone there would want to see me do well. I didn't so much explode as wilt. I left before things got bad.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-02-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
Avg/above avg performer and many exam raises... ...

Avg/above avg performer and many exam raises...

I wasn't fired. I left. Cracked under the pressure. I also had a personal matter going on in my life that has since improved.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-02-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
I was making $100K at age 23 and didn't have any...

I was making $100K at age 23 and didn't have any college debt so I saved it all.

Anyway, I have no idea what to do with my life. Any suggestions for an adequate used-to-be actuary, used-to-be ASA?
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-02-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,442
Posted By hamstrman
Unhappy Sorry to bump this thread, but when I read it, I...

Sorry to bump this thread, but when I read it, I felt like crying. Not for you, but with you. :cry:

Everything you said you think, I think. I'm more than a little crazy. I worked for 5 years. I...
Forum: QFI Core Exam 07-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By hamstrman
I passed too... no, wait, that other thing:...

I passed too... no, wait, that other thing: failure.
Forum: QFI Core Exam 07-09-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By hamstrman
I just need a noose.

I just need a noose.
Forum: QFI Core Exam 07-08-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,094
Posted By hamstrman
Should I be concerned at how dead I've felt...

Should I be concerned at how dead I've felt inside every day up until the exam, during the exam and after the exam until the results release date? Calm would be the wrong word; confident, too. Dead...
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