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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Egghead
Only on nights when I've tried to go to sleep...

Only on nights when I've tried to go to sleep right after watching The Walking Dead. :-)

There was some medicine I took for a short while, and my dreams all became really vivid. The ones after...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 04:29 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 54,553
Posted By Egghead
I dreamed I went back to college. And I was...

I dreamed I went back to college. And I was rooming with my oldest son. Who did everything he could to blow me off.
Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,526
Posted By Egghead
Even if companies don't take today off, a lot of...

Even if companies don't take today off, a lot of associates are using PTO today to be home with kids who are out of school.

Like others have said, I would not read too much into your stuff...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-17-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
So, which health insurers pay well without being...

So, which health insurers pay well without being sweatshops? Just asking, for a friend...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,012
Posted By Egghead
As work has become more chaotic, I've really cut...

As work has become more chaotic, I've really cut back. In the past, I've worked with troubled teens on and off. For a while, I helped with Habitat for Humanity, which is quite possibly my favorite...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-14-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,005
Posted By Egghead
Yeah, that was scary-looking. He just went still...

Yeah, that was scary-looking. He just went still at first, which scared me that he was concussed or paralyzed. In retrospect, I wonder if that was just his way of expressing utter disappointment. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
A little more about my situation: * I am a...

A little more about my situation:

* I am a career changer, and made lousy pay (and lousy financial decisions) in my younger years
* I'm 50-ish, and in a classic "middle management" position at a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
I like this idea. A lot. Because I'm really...

I like this idea. A lot. Because I'm really worried they won't agree to the second person.

Then again, there is nothing keeping me from switching to another team within the company, except for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
Mainly IT guys. Plus one doc and one engineer.

Mainly IT guys. Plus one doc and one engineer.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
Yeah, so far they've said they will backfill that...

Yeah, so far they've said they will backfill that guy, put his replacement under me, along with two guys who used to support him, plus get me one other totally new person at a high individual...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
Yeah, I was partly trying to figure out if my...

Yeah, I was partly trying to figure out if my experience was unusual. I don't want to assume grass is greener when it's not. I hear that consultants making my level of pay have to work ridiculous...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
I work roughly 45 hours of "standard" hours. ...

I work roughly 45 hours of "standard" hours. Then I come home, eat dinner, and log back on for 2 to 4 hours. So that's how I'm now at a standard 60 hours per week.

In rough weeks, it's a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
Yeah, this is more what I'm used to from other...

Yeah, this is more what I'm used to from other positions. You have your busy weeks, but you generally know when those are, and can plan around them. You also know when there is light at the end of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
When I complain about working 60 hours in my...

When I complain about working 60 hours in my "light" weeks, several of my non-actuary friends seem unsympathetic. To them, that's what it takes to be paid well.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,444
Posted By Egghead
How many hours is too many?

I know that's kind of a silly question, but it's one I'm pondering a lot now.

We all have our long weeks. That comes with the territory. But my job is constantly a lot of hours, and I can truly...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-11-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 18,544
Posted By Egghead
Wow, sorry you're going through this. I'm...

Wow, sorry you're going through this.

I'm curious: Would you be willing to see your parents, if they would agree to meet you and your wife?
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,960
Posted By Egghead
I can't make it through this song anymore. I...

I can't make it through this song anymore. I always get choked up.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-11-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,045
Posted By Egghead
Midwayusa.com has a great sale going on my...

Midwayusa.com has a great sale going on my favorite ammo: IMI 5.56. IMI is Israeli, and they have very high quality standards. Many folks prefer them over the American manufacturers.
...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-11-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 36,921
Posted By Egghead
Nice! You're making progress.

Nice! You're making progress.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-11-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 528,503
Posted By Egghead
Who, me? Um, no, of course not... But, in...

Who, me? Um, no, of course not...

But, in all seriousness, yes: I read some of the struggles folks describe themselves going through, and I see myself 20-odd years ago. (Yes, I'm old.) So I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-11-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 528,503
Posted By Egghead
You're probably right. Trust your instincts. ...

You're probably right. Trust your instincts.

I just hate seeing you beat up on yourself.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-09-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 528,503
Posted By Egghead
Brought this over from Snik's thread, to avoid...

Brought this over from Snik's thread, to avoid derailing his.

For the love of all that is good and holy...

You. did. not. botch. the. relationship.

She wanted kids. You did not.

You know...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-09-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,561
Posted By Egghead
I thought it was just me. I was very...

I thought it was just me. I was very disappointed by Pringles the last couple of times I tried them.

Glad to know Stax are yummy!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-08-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By Egghead
Thanks for the link! I heard about this, but...

Thanks for the link! I heard about this, but hadn't seen it.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-08-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 42,050
Posted By Egghead
This thread enforces a weird theory I have. ...

This thread enforces a weird theory I have.

It's often said that "nice guys finish last." But is it really because they're nice guys? Or is it that, because they're nice, they end up trying too...
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