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Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Oh yeah, and I guess this would also cover the...

Oh yeah, and I guess this would also cover the situation where your boss tells you to do X and then your boss's boss tells you to do not X, and then both of them get into an argument about it....
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Awkward reporting structure

Have you ever seen a situation where a person receives most of their work not from their direct supervisor, but from their supervisor's boss (or from other departments)?

I've seen this situation...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Huh, I don't believe I've ever seen a rigorous...

Huh, I don't believe I've ever seen a rigorous ROI calculation being used to justify investments in whatever. I've seen many company goals that were at times, laughable and predictably unattainable...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I suck at math I'm really surprised I even...

I suck at math

I'm really surprised I even made it this far
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I would rather be at the bottom of the next level...

I would rather be at the bottom of the next level than at the top of the previous level. When you get hired in as an AVP then some people will see you just as an average or newly-minted AVP rather...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
One thing I was able to negotiate was to get some...

One thing I was able to negotiate was to get some extra sign on for lost retirement benefits from leaving my old job, which I managed to cover 100%. It was as simple as asking for it. It worked one...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-21-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
hi

hi
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-20-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
:tfh:

:tfh:
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Have a conversation with your boss about where...

Have a conversation with your boss about where you think you actually are technically and what his expectations for you are. Then you can request resources on how to get there.

It would be weird...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 714,010
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
The counteroffers I've seen people get can be...

The counteroffers I've seen people get can be quite wild, like literally 50% raises, double promotions, and 1x salary retention bonuses and that kind of thing - too good to pass up...on paper that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 714,010
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
You're valuable until they find a way to get rid...

You're valuable until they find a way to get rid of you. They already have their own ideas on what they think actuaries are worth.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 714,010
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Anyways, if we're talking about actuarial...

Anyways, if we're talking about actuarial software here, then prestige is absolutely the wrong motivation for taking a job in the area since the hyper-specialized nature of what certain programs do...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I know what SunGuard is because they sponsored a...

I know what SunGuard is because they sponsored a cycling team a few years back
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I don't know what FIS is, so that should give you...

I don't know what FIS is, so that should give you a hint as to whether or not it's prestigious...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I bought an album of Rachmaninoff preludes to...

I bought an album of Rachmaninoff preludes to listen to, pretty good imo.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-16-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,732
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I got some cheap store brand Brie from Trader...

I got some cheap store brand Brie from Trader Joe's for like $4. I was thinking hey that's a really low price so it can't be that good. Turns out it was pretty good...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-16-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I've been to insurtech and general DS type...

I've been to insurtech and general DS type conferences. I haven't been to the one in Vegas yet though, and that's the big one.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-16-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
From Perfect Rigor:

From Perfect Rigor:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,757
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
It's a never ending struggle, isn't it?

It's a never ending struggle, isn't it?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Unlike the rest of you guys I'm a total noob at...

Unlike the rest of you guys I'm a total noob at this. My daily routine consists of a warmup with basic scales and Hanon, and then I move on to simple Bach stuff from Notebook for Anna Magdalena
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,531
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
No, I'm worried about the e coli

No, I'm worried about the e coli
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,531
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Everything is illuminated

Everything is illuminated
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I got a couple books. 1) Piano technique...

I got a couple books. 1) Piano technique demystified, and 2) What every pianist needs to know about the body

The second is important to me since I've been injured before, which kept me away from...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Piano thread

I figure a lot of you play the piano, so this thread is to talk about piano stuff
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