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Forum: Careers - Employment 06-08-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 58,381
Posted By zenkei18
So it's not a power move to answer the phone...

So it's not a power move to answer the phone with..

"Hi, Yes, this is Bob. You are Company A. You are a Fortune 500 company. Your company has recently expanded into the mid-west the past several...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,864
Posted By zenkei18
Conveying Work/Life Balance Needs

How do I tell recruiters/interviewers I am looking for something with great work/life balance without it coming off as me not wanting to do any work whatsoever?

Possibly exiting consulting to give...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,701
Views: 755,939
Posted By zenkei18
Can someone help me understand the rationale...

Can someone help me understand the rationale behind this being a hoax? So many people I know (some I grew up with, weirdly) feel that this is just some hoax power grab.

I will say a lot of these...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 05-13-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,399
Posted By zenkei18
I have always wanted to run races like 5Ks or...

I have always wanted to run races like 5Ks or marathon, so been progressively increasing my jogging to do that.

I use to be about 30 lbs lighter and have abs, so that's my goal. I have lost about...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,527
Posted By zenkei18
I am in consulting. We were onsite as part of our...

I am in consulting. We were onsite as part of our contract but its already been amended, I anticipate if/when we do return to work, it will be a very limited number of us at any given time, maybe...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-05-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,244
Posted By zenkei18
What other skills did he list on his resume? ...

What other skills did he list on his resume?

If he said he has any kind of significant software skills I might press him on those a bit. I don't get how people who regularly use a computer aren't...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-05-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,701
Views: 755,939
Posted By zenkei18
This whole situation is absolutely heart...

This whole situation is absolutely heart breaking.

I will be celebrating my 1000th day sober likely in quarantine. I have lowered my expectations and personal goals for the time being to just make...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,642
Posted By zenkei18
OP: I read the thread a bit but I am still...

OP: I read the thread a bit but I am still confused.

Basically, you got in trouble for not forwarding a report that you didn't know you were suppose to get?

And now you're trying to figure out...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-03-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,066
Posted By zenkei18
Not trying to be a negative Nancy, but I don't...

Not trying to be a negative Nancy, but I don't envision any state reopening to last long.

Most will probably close again soon after. A big driver for the push to reopen many states is because...
Forum: Statistics for Risk Modeling 05-03-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,805
Posted By zenkei18
I'm sitting in September. Good luck to all who...

I'm sitting in September. Good luck to all who manage to take it this sitting.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By zenkei18
I am a pleaser, which means it absolutely sucks...

I am a pleaser, which means it absolutely sucks when I receive negative feedback. I hate it.

I also realize that I tend to not grow unless I get that, so you almost have to embrace the suck. I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,388
Posted By zenkei18
I don't get pay cuts either. At least not across...

I don't get pay cuts either. At least not across the board. Some firms are implementing a top down pay cut. I would think that makes sense. Anything that doesn't shed workforce during this time...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,388
Posted By zenkei18
Some industries hit harder than others. I imagine...

Some industries hit harder than others. I imagine consulting is taking a bath, but probably only on the commercial side.

I am in consulting on the state government side, so we haven't really lost...
Forum: Economics 04-29-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 237,279
Posted By zenkei18
Question; which VEE is easiest to get off your...

Question; which VEE is easiest to get off your plate in this world of no exam centers?
Forum: Statistics for Risk Modeling 04-28-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,805
Posted By zenkei18
What a cluster. I wonder if SOA can make all...

What a cluster. I wonder if SOA can make all exams quarterly for a year or two once restrictions are lifted. Might ease some admin burden on prometric.
Forum: Statistics for Risk Modeling 04-20-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,805
Posted By zenkei18
I missed the deadline for it. I wouldn't hold my...

I missed the deadline for it. I wouldn't hold my breath for it to happen, but if enough states are off lockdown who knows. Mine won't be off lockdown when the sitting would occur.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,701
Views: 755,939
Posted By zenkei18
I don't get how we are having problems with...

I don't get how we are having problems with ventilators and PPE still. My wife is a nurse and it baffles me how we got into this situation.

What also baffles me is why our leaders are so focused...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 03-11-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 20,920
Posted By zenkei18
So the first few weeks and months for me were...

So the first few weeks and months for me were pretty difficult, as far as getting through the first week, be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to do anything (within reason of course), that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-03-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By zenkei18
Ewww I can't even fathom the scenario in the OP. ...

Ewww I can't even fathom the scenario in the OP.

That sounds even worse than public sector.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,109
Posted By zenkei18
Obligatory you mean we're not useless now?

Obligatory you mean we're not useless now?
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By zenkei18
It depends on what you want to do, consulting is...

It depends on what you want to do, consulting is competitive enough (at least at big fours) that if you never want to become a partner or principal that probably will be okay. I am very early in my...
Forum: General Actuarial 03-02-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,481
Posted By zenkei18
I can't get people who do not know how to program...

I can't get people who do not know how to program to some extent. Probably 90% of anything you do in programming has likely been done by someone else already, so if someone struggles with that, they...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-28-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By zenkei18
I use to be in public sector. Left for consulting...

I use to be in public sector. Left for consulting because of the lack of exam support and lack of work, among other things.

Does your position have a relatively good work/life balance, e.g. you...
Forum: Probability 02-25-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By zenkei18
So... wouldn't you want their feedback then?

So... wouldn't you want their feedback then?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-25-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,394
Posted By zenkei18
As someone who left a job after fighting tooth...

As someone who left a job after fighting tooth and nail to save the organization they worked for and having literally no managers around to shake my hand or anything as I left the building, I have a...
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