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Forum: Careers - Employment 06-22-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 55,558
Posted By zeus1233
people also underhired in the downturn so...

people also underhired in the downturn so everyone is trying to hire the same people with 5-10 years of experience
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-13-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By zeus1233
After you left? lol too late guys

After you left? lol too late guys
Forum: General Actuarial 07-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,952
Posted By zeus1233
you are normalizing down to 100 subindustries for...

you are normalizing down to 100 subindustries for a 500 company set? You're dealing with a bunch of groups of 1-9 companies?
Forum: General Actuarial 07-19-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,952
Posted By zeus1233
Not only might there be other factors, but one of...

Not only might there be other factors, but one of your major factors (industry) is a major proxy for the existence of a pension plan and also whether the plan remains open. Not normalizing for this...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-19-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,952
Posted By zeus1233
The problem is the value of an S&P 500 stock is...

The problem is the value of an S&P 500 stock is dependent upon so many variables and you're pretending that you can create some sort of simplicity about one variable or subset of variables. And, in...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-19-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,952
Posted By zeus1233
Correlation does not imply causation

Correlation does not imply causation
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-05-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,127
Posted By zeus1233
This is the main challenge, most people can't...

This is the main challenge, most people can't just give out a decent raise outside of the normal performance process without fighting the bureaucracy.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-05-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,127
Posted By zeus1233
+1, the point is you believe you are more...

+1, the point is you believe you are more valuable than your current comp to your employer and in the market, and you expect an adjustment to account for that

Don't lie, that's not helpful, but...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-26-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By zeus1233
http://www.actuarialstandardsboard.org/wp-content/...

http://www.actuarialstandardsboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Comment-4.pdf this letter suggests the answer is no on page 2.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-26-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By zeus1233
Pension vals generally apply decrements once...

Pension vals generally apply decrements once annually, and they aren't averaging them across ages (i.e. you don't use 9 months of the age 62 rate and 3 months of the age 63 rate for someone aged...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,973
Posted By zeus1233
A lot of companies have little token programs...

A lot of companies have little token programs because it helps them argue they don't owe overtime
Forum: General Actuarial 01-08-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 285,686
Posted By zeus1233
Bruce - just curious, that strikes me as a higher...

Bruce - just curious, that strikes me as a higher number than I would have guessed given the split out of the ABCD and the AAA. What do all of these people do?
Forum: General Actuarial 01-06-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,037
Posted By zeus1233
Also, a number of those professors would have...

Also, a number of those professors would have been hired awhile ago if they are tenured.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-08-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,760
Posted By zeus1233
read the terms of your employment agreement if...

read the terms of your employment agreement if you have one, if not, as long as you negotiated in good faith, I wouldn't sweat it

I know someone who told their new employer in this situation and...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 11-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 297,767
Posted By zeus1233
That is...actually not a terrible idea in theory...

That is...actually not a terrible idea in theory if it really nudges behavior in a way that is desired by society.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-29-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,043
Posted By zeus1233
It's not about "helping" or "hurting" it's about...

It's not about "helping" or "hurting" it's about reflecting the economic reality associated with the plan.

Think of it this way - if participants could "sell" the obligation as debt to another...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-29-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,940
Posted By zeus1233
The point isn't care, it's documentation. ...

The point isn't care, it's documentation.

Meh, I would sit for an exam with the stomach flu. There is nothing to lose. Time and exam fee are sunk costs.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,940
Posted By zeus1233
Also, to pile on, not sitting for the exam was...

Also, to pile on, not sitting for the exam was crazy. The worst thing that could happen is you end up not having passed the exam, which is what happens when you don't bother to show up.

You had...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,940
Posted By zeus1233
Man I'd get a doctors note and I think you're...

Man I'd get a doctors note and I think you're crazy not to do so. If you weren't sick enough to need medical care, you should have been at the exam.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 187,918
Posted By zeus1233
It's probably in here somewhere but central...

It's probably in here somewhere but central states is probably the biggest reason that law exists
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-29-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 57,781
Posted By zeus1233
Nominal dollars are a very lousy way to evaluate...

Nominal dollars are a very lousy way to evaluate the size of tax revenues
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,043
Posted By zeus1233
It could be considered "fair" in the sense that...

It could be considered "fair" in the sense that other debt of the corporation is being valued at that sort of market-based rate reflecting the company's credit rating. Pensions are just another form...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-28-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,357
Posted By zeus1233
Congrats, you just lost the job Give some BS...

Congrats, you just lost the job

Give some BS about how it makes you feel good to complete big tasks/see something through.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-14-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By zeus1233
Is there any way you can defer your grad date 6...

Is there any way you can defer your grad date 6 months or a year so it doesn't look like you've been traveling?
Forum: General Actuarial 07-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,115
Posted By zeus1233
personal lines part, not all of firemans fund

personal lines part, not all of firemans fund
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