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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 697
Posted By Quasi
Did he speak with a British accent in real life? ...

Did he speak with a British accent in real life? I had no idea he was British until yesterday.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-31-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 4,753
Posted By Quasi
The states that I have lived in required a safety...

The states that I have lived in required a safety inspection prior to getting it licensed. So if it won't pass inspection you can't get license plates or drive it at all (legally).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-20-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 30,522
Posted By Quasi
Isn't that the diabetes drug that they say might...

Isn't that the diabetes drug that they say might extend lifespan? I think they did a study and diabetics that took Metformin lived longer than non-diabetics who didn't take it. Google tells me that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-08-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,949
Posted By Quasi
There are an unlimited number of ways to be a bad...

There are an unlimited number of ways to be a bad manager, but here are a few I have seen or heard about from friends:
1. Can't make a decision - asks you to do something a certain way, then at 5pm...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,949
Posted By Quasi
Boss can make a bigger difference than the...

Boss can make a bigger difference than the company. Working for a crappy quasi-abusive boss at a great company is WAAAAY worse than working for a great boss at a decent company.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 11-16-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 107,685
Posted By Quasi
If this is directed at me, yes it is my first...

If this is directed at me, yes it is my first official 10K but I run at least that distance virtually every time I run. My usual morning is running 7 miles in about an hour. I have absolutely no...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 11-14-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 107,685
Posted By Quasi
Thanks! Now I just have to actually do it.

Thanks! Now I just have to actually do it.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 11-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 107,685
Posted By Quasi
I have a question for the experienced runners out...

I have a question for the experienced runners out there.

I have been running by myself for years but never signed up for an official race. I think I finally want to run a real GPS chipped 10K. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-23-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,871
Posted By Quasi
I guess I'll never know for sure but I don't...

I guess I'll never know for sure but I don't think so. The people who actually knew me also knew what a douche he is/was so I'm sure it didn't impact them. If he said or sent something to anyone...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-20-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,871
Posted By Quasi
I gave honest feedback when leaving one job due...

I gave honest feedback when leaving one job due to a god-awful boss (not an actuary). He was told of my feedback and said some bad and not true crap about me after I was gone. I know because a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,375
Posted By Quasi
Four legs on a stool? I once overheard...

Four legs on a stool?

I once overheard someone saying "the straightest distance between two points is a line". Technically not wrong.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-04-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By Quasi
I graduated with a 3.65 GPA but one semester with...

I graduated with a 3.65 GPA but one semester with a 1.2 GPA... that was 2 D's a C- and pass in a pass/fail class. The VP actually looked at my transcript and asked something like "what happened in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-21-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Poll: Razor poll
Views: 705
Posted By Quasi
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-29-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,754
Views: 290,379
Posted By Quasi
In that sort of world winter is bad enough on its...

In that sort of world winter is bad enough on its own... if you haven't stored enough food you die. Lots of people died from hunger or by freezing without any walking dead. It still makes sense as...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-24-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,754
Views: 290,379
Posted By Quasi
Wasn't Snow the runt of the litter? Not sure if...

Wasn't Snow the runt of the litter? Not sure if that could explain it all though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-28-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,482
Posted By Quasi
2007 with 90K miles. I work from home now so...

2007 with 90K miles. I work from home now so barely drive it anymore.

Wife has a 2017.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-22-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,556
Posted By Quasi
No study program means more than just no study...

No study program means more than just no study hours... you have to pay for your own study materials? You can't do exam seminars unless you pay yourself and take vacation days for them? (I'm old, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-19-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,345
Posted By Quasi
I think it really depends on what you work on. I...

I think it really depends on what you work on. I used to work at a large consulting firm. The partners (principals) traveled a decent amount but rarely more than a night or two away from home... a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-15-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By Quasi
None in my family but tons at my high school. ...

None in my family but tons at my high school. When I was a senior there were 9 sets of twins out of roughly 600-650 kids total.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-01-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By Quasi
My advice is to try to keep ego out of it. Your...

My advice is to try to keep ego out of it. Your value isn't defined by your salary/title/whatever. I say this as someone who made a stupid career choice many years ago because of my ego.

Sounds...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,984
Posted By Quasi
It can hurt, if you're going to do it do it...

It can hurt, if you're going to do it do it right. I once received a followup email from a candidate that had a chance of making the 2nd round but the email knocked him out of the running. He tried...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-04-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,690
Posted By Quasi
By "had a problem" I meant it was a hassle. They...

By "had a problem" I meant it was a hassle. They got the loan, I think it was through being manually underwritten. Not sure if they got as low an interest rate though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,690
Posted By Quasi
To the OP, yes and it's probably low single digit...

To the OP, yes and it's probably low single digit %.

Small mortgage at a low rate... I keep a car loan for a year before I pay it off so that it helps my credit score.

I work with someone who...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-11-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,178
Posted By Quasi
Not all jobs are equal. If your current job is...

Not all jobs are equal. If your current job is pretty easy/flexible/fun then it might be worth it to make 20% less. If you are working 40 hour weeks and comparing salaries with a place that will...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-11-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,165
Posted By Quasi
Work from home now and loving it. When I do go...

Work from home now and loving it. When I do go into the office it is 30-45 minutes each way depending on traffic... now that I can be more flexible I mostly come/go during non-rush hours.
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