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Forum: Careers - Employment 09-28-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,918
Posted By PaulGH
Not to belabor what appears to be a troll job at...

Not to belabor what appears to be a troll job at its finest:

I am an excellent driver. I happen to drive on the "wrong side" of the road, but I follow all other standard traffic procedures, and...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-20-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By PaulGH
The government doesn't "tax all dollars" 25%. It...

The government doesn't "tax all dollars" 25%. It taxes very specific ones, significantly more than 25% sometimes, and sometimes not at all. Using inflation to spread the pain makes it into an...
Forum: Health - Disability 09-20-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By PaulGH
Did the Postcard say "So you have Herpes..." on...

Did the Postcard say "So you have Herpes..." on the front? Because when "my friend" got that card in the mail he was pretty sure that was a HIPAA violation.
Forum: Finance - Investments 09-06-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By PaulGH
(This isn't my argument, but it is instructive. ...

(This isn't my argument, but it is instructive. You can find it somewhere on Bloomberg)

While price discovery is important in markets, the auction system is not the norm for retail purchases else...
Forum: Health - Disability 08-29-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 384,011
Posted By PaulGH
Out of curiosity, how many of you think we are...

Out of curiosity, how many of you think we are already in the death spiral? I'm on the fence, but as more insurers drop out, I'm finding the death spiral solution to be the most likely equilibrium.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-26-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,692
Posted By PaulGH
I was flipping through this casually and I...

I was flipping through this casually and I interpreted the post as "A manager that managed to survive my employment now has it out for me" and I thought, 'If my reports tried to kill me, I might try...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-25-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,199
Posted By PaulGH
Ummm... okay? No, don't do it. This reasonably...

Ummm... okay? No, don't do it. This reasonably financially responsible thing that you seem to have a strong understanding of will ruin your future, for reasons I can't cite.

If you think you can...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-12-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By PaulGH
Besides, The patent is a natural monopoly. The...

Besides, The patent is a natural monopoly. The company would never let it go for the expected value of profits if they thought it was worth more to the people buying it, and without someone forcing...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-08-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,240
Posted By PaulGH
At least actuaries have some external...

At least actuaries have some external verification (Fellowship) to (hopefully) prove minimal competence. It would be worse if one was the boss and the other a data analyst manager with no...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-26-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 38,268
Posted By PaulGH
While I agree with the sentiment, I can't see...

While I agree with the sentiment, I can't see why a professional organization, especially an international one, would be spending its time on this. I've written letters, but as a non-resident of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-22-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,910
Posted By PaulGH
I knew an actuary who did project work for some...

I knew an actuary who did project work for some random mining company, but after he messed up his results twice, He found himself working for BBA. Their standards must have been lower, because they...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-15-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 31,692
Posted By PaulGH
Damn. Not on this list. I should have probably...

Damn. Not on this list. I should have probably take the exam if I wanted to pass this time. I just really like being on lists.
Forum: Health - Disability 06-23-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 112,898
Posted By PaulGH
To be honest, nothing real that I know of. But...

To be honest, nothing real that I know of. But people, not scientists or the FDA, believe it. These are the same people who ask on social media "why can't we just cure the thing?" We respond to...
Forum: Health - Disability 06-23-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 112,898
Posted By PaulGH
I think it is more of a "slow the spread" than an...

I think it is more of a "slow the spread" than an all out panic. There is some belief that Zika relief is only a few years down the pipeline, and if we can keep it contained and spreading slowly...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-20-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By PaulGH
Many years ago, I made a killing in greek...

Many years ago, I made a killing in greek shipping companies, and I was in and out of FREE 6 times in a year. I haven't looked back since I had to liquidate for a wedding. What a mess.
Forum: Finance - Investments 06-10-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,537
Posted By PaulGH
Does this ruling have a chilling effect on M&A...

Does this ruling have a chilling effect on M&A activity? As I read it, it says that the fair price was higher than what was paid, which is why Dell said it was undervalued and tried to buy it in the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-09-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,983
Posted By PaulGH
If you ask over email, he will probably say that...

If you ask over email, he will probably say that you've figured enough out.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-09-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,983
Posted By PaulGH
So far, 2/5 employers I've worked for have used...

So far, 2/5 employers I've worked for have used Lotus. "I got used to it and you can too!"

Regardless, this question is silly. If it takes you a day to learn outlook, imagine how long it will...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-06-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By PaulGH
Get a job in underwriting in a fast growing or...

Get a job in underwriting in a fast growing or dynamic company. Then look to swap once growth yields an opportunity. It may take 2 years, but you will have great experience until then.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-31-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By PaulGH
My guess is UFActuary

My guess is UFActuary
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-17-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,690
Posted By PaulGH
I can listen to about 30 minutes of Don Caballero...

I can listen to about 30 minutes of Don Caballero per week. That usually fills up my Math rock needs. I highly recommend the stuff off of American Don. It takes a couple of listen-throughs to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-17-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,690
Posted By PaulGH
Riley, I think you are reading too much into...

Riley,

I think you are reading too much into my statements and taking them personally. I don't know that you are misapplying anything, and I'm consistently oversimplifying everything to get it...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-16-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,690
Posted By PaulGH
A good example might be this: There is an...

A good example might be this: There is an absolute abundance of numerical and categorical data available for the stock market, and yet predictive modeling has yet to completely crack how to beat the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-16-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,690
Posted By PaulGH
This view of humans is becoming pretty popular in...

This view of humans is becoming pretty popular in data circles, and I'm convinced that it is really somewhere in the middle. We don't work like predictive models like, nor are we as unpredictable...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-16-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,787
Posted By PaulGH
I pushed on the internal recruiter until they...

I pushed on the internal recruiter until they cracked.
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