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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,104
Posted By doodlebug050
The SF bay area is pretty great. You can't beat...

The SF bay area is pretty great. You can't beat the weather and things to do.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-29-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,711
Posted By doodlebug050
So true. My current company is a great fit for...

So true. My current company is a great fit for me: people definitely hang out after work and there are company social events, but no pressure to attend. There are several people who just do their...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,711
Posted By doodlebug050
OP, I'm sorry to hear you're going through this....

OP, I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Echoing other posters in that there is some great advice in this thread. Also, want to say it will get better. I had similar feelings when I first...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-22-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By doodlebug050
Went for a low-key long weekend away with the OH....

Went for a low-key long weekend away with the OH. It was to a place we'd been before, so had already done all the touristy stuff. Was fun just walking around, exploring the local hotspots. Rented a...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 06-15-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By doodlebug050
:iatp: I ran with a pacer for my first half last...

:iatp: I ran with a pacer for my first half last month and it was so helpful. I would have definitely started out too fast otherwise. Helped me meet my 2hr target.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 04-09-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,451
Posted By doodlebug050
Thank you :) I'm rather looking forward to the...

Thank you :) I'm rather looking forward to the race!
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 04-06-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,451
Posted By doodlebug050
Hi Wannabe Actuary, any tips on training for a...

Hi Wannabe Actuary, any tips on training for a half marathon for a first timer? I just signed up to a race 6 weeks ahead. I'm a recreational runner and run 3-4 times a week ~25 miles total. The...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,907
Posted By doodlebug050
Two Leaves and a Bud is great! Also Taylors of...

Two Leaves and a Bud is great! Also Taylors of Harrogate and Teapigs.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 03-23-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,102
Posted By doodlebug050
Game Night - **** I'm a bit of a game night...

Game Night - ****

I'm a bit of a game night fan myself, so enjoyed this silly but funny movie. We were in a small theater and the whole crowd was laughing along. Worth a watch if it's still...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-09-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By doodlebug050
Is there no way to become an actuarial specialist...

Is there no way to become an actuarial specialist at your company? I work in health consulting, and we have some senior actuaries who spend a significant amount of their time on actuarial work - i.e....
Forum: Health - Disability 11-16-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By doodlebug050
Thank you! :) I will try this approach.

Thank you! :) I will try this approach.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-16-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By doodlebug050
Estimating runout

Hi, I have a client who switched providers a couple of years ago. We have paid claims for the new provider. Naturally, these look low for the first few months of the first year as they are missing...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-13-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 30,285
Posted By doodlebug050
Murder on the Orient Express - *** This was...

Murder on the Orient Express - ***

This was pretty faithful to the book. Thought the period detail was great. Not a fan of Kenneth Branagh's Poirot though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,465
Posted By doodlebug050
Last week - DMV license renewal. I don't mind...

Last week - DMV license renewal. I don't mind mail, I like sending postcards, birthday cards, etc. I agree with you on things like flyers, credit card offers though. Wish you could opt out of those.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-08-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,582
Posted By doodlebug050
My experience as well! There's never any budget...

My experience as well! There's never any budget left to improve tools and processes. I've been in consulting all my career though, so nothing to compare it to.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,700
Posted By doodlebug050
This has happened to me before. I had a 45 min...

This has happened to me before. I had a 45 min break in between 8 interviews, during the usual lunch hour, and no one came to get me. I went and asked the admin and the response was that I was free...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,752
Posted By doodlebug050
9 - 6, hour for lunch

9 - 6, hour for lunch
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-30-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,040
Posted By doodlebug050
I've worked in 2 consulting firms. WFH was not...

I've worked in 2 consulting firms. WFH was not really encouraged, at least below manager level. We're only allowed if there's a reason (delivery, not feeling well, etc).
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-11-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,535
Posted By doodlebug050
:iatp: Same here. It would be great to be...

:iatp:

Same here. It would be great to be paid more (I'm on the low end of the DWS scale) but there aren't that many actuarial opportunities where I am. OH earns well, but it's still not enough us...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-31-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,563
Posted By doodlebug050
I'm in this situation. But I switched fields, so...

I'm in this situation. But I switched fields, so have to catch up on experience before I can move up.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-26-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By doodlebug050
Most consulting firms have a flat salary...

Most consulting firms have a flat salary structure.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-28-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,694
Posted By doodlebug050
2004 Ford, now got a 2014 Nissan leaf with 24k

2004 Ford, now got a 2014 Nissan leaf with 24k
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-16-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By doodlebug050
:iatp: However much we try to plan and stay...

:iatp:

However much we try to plan and stay ahead, clients are always one-upping us.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-10-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,530
Posted By doodlebug050
1 hour 15 min (Train (~40 min) plus walk (~30...

1 hour 15 min (Train (~40 min) plus walk (~30 min). Got used to it now, in fact I actually enjoy it now because I get reading time in.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-29-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,071
Posted By doodlebug050
Depends. It may be more challenging with managing...

Depends. It may be more challenging with managing multiple clients, etc, but might not be as technically interesting as in industry. Again, depends on practice and office, as others have mentioned. I...
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