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Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Yeah you know what, I might even forget what...

Yeah you know what, I might even forget what school I attended...eventually...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I left school with 1 exam. I wasn't worried about...

I left school with 1 exam. I wasn't worried about it because I was going to finish the exams anyway and I did. # of exams seems like an odd hiring criterion now that I think about it.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
It takes up a little more than one line, since I...

It takes up a little more than one line, since I have one line with a larger font indicating that it's the Education section, one line for the school name, and one line each for the degrees I earned...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Leaving school off resume

Do you think it would be okay for an experienced person (fellow) to leave their school and degree off their resume?

Nobody seems to have asked about or cared about where I went or what I studied,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-17-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I get that there will never be a perfect...

I get that there will never be a perfect environment for kids due to all sorts of problems going on in the world, but not getting a mortgage is a very sensible thing to do if you can't afford one...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-17-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Except, I disagree with this. You just get 40%...

Except, I disagree with this. You just get 40% less work done.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-17-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Yeah agreed. If you don't enough cash to get by...

Yeah agreed. If you don't enough cash to get by for a prolonged period of time without a job, you're not ready for a mortgage.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-16-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I'm past where I thought I would ever be in life,...

I'm past where I thought I would ever be in life, so I'm just taking it one day at a time now. I'm getting involved with CAS activities, exploring new rotations, etc. Running an analytics department...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I think you should save well when times are good,...

I think you should save well when times are good, and don't get a mortgage that you can't handle on one income.

There are situations where you need to swallow your pride and get a less ideal job...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,684
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I had an unpleasant experience when getting my...

I had an unpleasant experience when getting my oil changed. I had to drive all the way to the shop and then wait for it to get done, and then drive back. I'm thinking about getting one of those...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,684
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I usually only pay attention to the first digit...

I usually only pay attention to the first digit when I look at gas prices, if at all.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,684
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Maybe that means I just need to switch to a more...

Maybe that means I just need to switch to a more expensive service
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,684
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Had too many instances when the shopper got the...

Had too many instances when the shopper got the wrong cut of meat or even meat from the wrong animal
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
If you wind up unemployed, enjoy your time off,...

If you wind up unemployed, enjoy your time off, play video games, or do whatever the hell makes you happy. You can start working again once you get a new job.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 4,063
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Save yourself the trouble and hire a professional...

Save yourself the trouble and hire a professional to do all this stuff. Leave the parenting to those who are trained to do it.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
The crazy thing is that the people who support...

The crazy thing is that the people who support and reinforce this culture went through it themselves in their formative years.

If you knew it was bullshit when you were an analyst in your 20s,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
That's when you use the experience to get a...

That's when you use the experience to get a better job elsewhere, if your asking price isn't met by your current employer. Pretending to do work isn't going to help with that. Or get a job that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
:iatp: Either go home, or use the extra time...

:iatp:

Either go home, or use the extra time to do more work and outperform your peers. If you do the latter, make it clear that you are being more productive and are expecting to get a bigger...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-15-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Just go home

Just go home
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-14-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Big companies tend to have a standard pay package...

Big companies tend to have a standard pay package for entry level employees with standard adjustments for career changers and higher education. You'll likely be able to do nothing about this.

You...
Forum: Sports 10-12-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,992
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
2 hour mark broken ...

2 hour mark broken

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/sports/eliud-kipchoge-marathon-record.html
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-12-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
My take on it is that the extra exams actually...

My take on it is that the extra exams actually have good information to know in the materials.

For example, it helps to communicate and form connections with other members of the organisation and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I think the more important question here is...

I think the more important question here is whether you like health insurance or P&C better. OP should research both fields to see which one they like more. Which field do you envision being in 15...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-09-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,329
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I've never had Scottish food before Sounds...

I've never had Scottish food before

Sounds authentic
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
P&C if you wanna be cool and hang out with me...

P&C if you wanna be cool and hang out with me imo
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