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Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-02-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
Thanks, I'll try to include that in my workouts. ...

Thanks, I'll try to include that in my workouts.

I ran a 2nd 10K and lowered my overall time by 36 seconds (average pace was down about 6 seconds/mile). So I beat my 7:30/mile goal and need to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,898
Posted By Quasi
I think it depends on what the company means by...

I think it depends on what the company means by "target". I have worked where 30% target means 30% every 1 year out of 100 (most years are 10-15%, 25% is a great year). I have also worked where 30%...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,898
Posted By Quasi
I also wouldn't assume the 30% bonus is...

I also wouldn't assume the 30% bonus is realistic. Different companies do things differently, but I once had a VP position with an insurance company and a 30% target bonus. In order to get 30% the...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 08-29-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
Thanks. I was top 1/3 of people in my old...

Thanks.

I was top 1/3 of people in my old guys age group (twice as many were slower than me as were faster than me). I was happy with that.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 08-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
I'm looking for advice on strategy for my next...

I'm looking for advice on strategy for my next 10k.

Background on my first 10k - My average pace was a bit over my 7:30/mile goal but my splits were really dependent on the hills (7:45-7:50 up the...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 08-27-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
I finally ran my first 10K. The negative splits...

I finally ran my first 10K. The negative splits idea went out the window due to where the hills were... I stayed at a pretty consistent pace but a little slower going up hills and faster going back...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-06-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,394
Posted By Quasi
I hope it all works out but I'm not very...

I hope it all works out but I'm not very optimistic. I have LTC insurance and every year they try to get me to give them names for them to contact if I fail to make a payment. That is what you're...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 06-25-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By Quasi
:iatp: I exercise an hour most days. For me...

:iatp:
I exercise an hour most days. For me that is roughly 7 miles on a running day.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 06-19-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Quasi
I was thinking "study on carbs and fat" belonged...

I was thinking "study on carbs and fat" belonged in the exam section. I took all of my exams powered by carbs and fat... and I got the results your link predicted.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 06-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
I did a small 5K/fun run recently and started...

I did a small 5K/fun run recently and started much faster than I had planned... but I was able to keep it up so I guess it was a good pace for me after all.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 06-19-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 115,363
Posted By Quasi
I haven't found a convenient 10K to sign up for...

I haven't found a convenient 10K to sign up for but there is a 5K at a convenient location/day/time. I looked up last year's results in the same 5K and nearly 2,000 people ran in it. That kind of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,812
Posted By Quasi
I was once asked for a copy of my most recent...

I was once asked for a copy of my most recent performance review for an actuarial job. I agree there is no way for them to confirm it is authentic so people could forge up a great one.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,812
Posted By Quasi
I thought that was why companies will also state...

I thought that was why companies will also state whether or not the person is eligible for rehire. You don't say why they are not eligible, but that would cover you in cases like this. I have...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,812
Posted By Quasi
The policy of most companies (every one that I...

The policy of most companies (every one that I have heard of) is to only give things like dates of employment, title, and whether or not the person is eligible to be rehired. As a manager at a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-31-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 35,129
Posted By Quasi
I used to work with a woman who drove me nuts. ...

I used to work with a woman who drove me nuts. Ever conversation went like this (the two lines happening at the same time):

Me: I updated the projection model using the latest information that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,209
Posted By Quasi
I hope I don't die reading this thread.

I hope I don't die reading this thread.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-07-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By Quasi
I can't imagine going back to the same spot day...

I can't imagine going back to the same spot day after day. I once thought I was going to have to crap next to one of my favorite running trails (through residential neighborhoods)... it almost came...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-01-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,836
Posted By Quasi
I once knew a guy who gave his "2 weeks" notice...

I once knew a guy who gave his "2 weeks" notice at the end of a Monday (last day on a Friday). While I wouldn't say he burned any bridges, at least one of his bosses was mildly annoyed. Mild...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Quasi
I don't think my lifestyle would change much in...

I don't think my lifestyle would change much in the short run. I would definitely retire earlier under that scenario.

Can I go part-time and only work a couple of days a week (or take the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,557
Posted By Quasi
It is a red flag but won't necessarily kill your...

It is a red flag but won't necessarily kill your chances. Of course there are degrees of job hopping, 1 year at 10 different companies is obviously worse than 2 years at 2 different companies.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 124,712
Posted By Quasi
Not a new commercial, but it really bugs me... ...

Not a new commercial, but it really bugs me...

It is an Edward Jones commercial where a youngish (maybe 30 years old?) guy is meeting with an Edward Jones financial planner for the first time. He...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 984
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,691
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 36,243
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,866
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...
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