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Forum: Software & Technology 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
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The answer continues to be: use the right tool...

The answer continues to be: use the right tool for the job, recognizing that "right tool" considers delivery dates, skills of users, potential adaptations, and costs.

Sometimes the right tool is...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-05-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
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...and then that better tool will be supplemented...

...and then that better tool will be supplemented with Excel because the tool is too cumbersome for rapid response.

I cannot begin to count the number of times I've had a finance person ask for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-05-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,434
Once you have a healthy number of years of...

Once you have a healthy number of years of service in at a company being acquired, it can pay to wait.

I've been through two acquisitions, and in both I knew pretty quickly that when the dust...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-05-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,434
It wasn't a terribly juicy story. I'm sure that...

It wasn't a terribly juicy story. I'm sure that the scenario, or something similar to it, has come up in a "what would you do?"-style professionalism course a time or twenty.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-05-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 50
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Actuaries are not immune from general RIFs. ...

Actuaries are not immune from general RIFs.

In addition to that, I've seen:

- An actuary whose position was eliminated due to budget constraints...and whose uncomfortable relationship with the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-02-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,579
Some of us have to work within consumer data...

Some of us have to work within consumer data privacy requirements that are so stringent as to complicate third-party-hosted solutions.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-29-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
For many (most?) hiring managers in the US,...

For many (most?) hiring managers in the US, grades in college are only relevant when there's nothing else to look at.

Passing exams and having success stories from post-college jobs (even if not...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-24-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,407
I'm sorry, but I draw the line at KD. (Maybe...

I'm sorry, but I draw the line at KD.

(Maybe after a Texas Mickey, however....)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-23-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
I guess we're a cohort. (I really should...

I guess we're a cohort.

(I really should have consolidated contingent/contingency....)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-23-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 647
https://youtu.be/K5lxcajZDFs (Video probably...

https://youtu.be/K5lxcajZDFs

(Video probably not appropriate in conservative work environments, or with paranoid corporate net nannies.)
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,579
And Excel is what I use if the report is being...

And Excel is what I use if the report is being requested by a normal business person who can be trusted to update it the next time it's needed, since the normal business person is unlikely to know R,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-22-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,404
Because GoPro is controlled by the round-earth...

Because GoPro is controlled by the round-earth illuminati?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-21-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
:iatp: ...and before thinking that it's too...

:iatp:

...and before thinking that it's too late to take that advice, remember that adoption agencies have a certain supply problem. :cool:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-21-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
When it really counts, family always takes...

When it really counts, family always takes precedence over work.

If your employer doesn't get that, it's time to get a new employer.

That being said: some positions are not well-suited for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-20-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
I made it multiple choice because I couldn't...

I made it multiple choice because I couldn't choose just one.

The suggestion of tontine in the other thread was just too good to pass up, so I put it in there (and voted for it).

I probably...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-19-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Here's your poll...

Here's your poll (http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=328242).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
The Official Poll: Collective Noun for Actuaries

A few times (recently (http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=328134) and a few years ago...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-19-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Apparently we're a contingency of actuaries....

Apparently we're a contingency of actuaries. (http://www.casact.org/newsletter/index.cfm?fa=viewart&id=5312)

That's a shame, because I liked "a sample of actuaries" or "a copula of actuaries".
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
And for a long-distance ride, don't get a seat...

And for a long-distance ride, don't get a seat downwind from the lav.

Some of the busses can be pretty decent. Cushy seats, free WiFi... I just wouldn't necessarily trust the ultra-cheap Fung Wah...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
That sounds like work. This was more of a...

That sounds like work.

This was more of a semi-random question. I'm curious enough to see if there's a canned report lying around, but not curious enough to look up and compile tallies myself...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Census of Actuaries by Employer

In the past couple of weeks, I have come across a presentation deck for investors produced by a P&C carrier mentioning how many actuaries it has on staff; and literature from another carrier which...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 442,664
0EE0EE (read the "0" as...

0EE0EE

(read the "0" as "naught")
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,149
FWIW, the RVing community has several vendors...

FWIW, the RVing community has several vendors that will provide you an address, and you have the option of having the vendor trash, scan, or forward mail as appropriate.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,149
My subscription to Contingencies magazine and the...

My subscription to Contingencies magazine and the occasional copy of Variance come by snail mail, as do the various cards that get stuck in my wallet and about 33-50% of my Amazon packages.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-11-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Unfortunately, some of us have to work with...

Unfortunately, some of us have to work with non-actuaries whom we're lucky to get to basic level of Excel proficiency.
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