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Forum: Careers - Employment 03-24-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,216
Posted By Sleepy Head
It depends on the situation. I asked this...

It depends on the situation. I asked this question a few times, with positive results. I usually asked it at the end of the interview, when I was trying to go for "the close". The rationale is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,488
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. That may have something to do with...

Agreed. That may have something to do with certain minorities not getting ahead because of the way they behave (some cultures don't consider being pushy a desirable, socially acceptable trait). ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-03-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,540
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. As a manager, a big part of my job is to...

Agreed. As a manager, a big part of my job is to push back (without making my team look bad) so that my team doesn't have to work 12-hour days regularly. People here talk about negotiating the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-28-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,950
Posted By Sleepy Head
Speaking of companies that have issues filling...

Speaking of companies that have issues filling seats, a couple of them were at the ValAct. I happen to know personally that their processes are painfully slow. For one of them, recruiters even...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-28-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,357
Posted By Sleepy Head
[[spoiler removed]] Yes, but corporations...

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Yes, but corporations are run by people, and people sometimes remember things. I personally wouldn't dump one employer for another only after a week and a half. That's...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By Sleepy Head
Take a home-hunting trip and/or stay in temporary...

Take a home-hunting trip and/or stay in temporary living before buying or signing a longer-term lease. One thing I hear people complain about often: the house/apartment is too close to the freeway...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-20-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,882
Posted By Sleepy Head
I thought you are supposed to teach them writing...

I thought you are supposed to teach them writing skills, not people skills? That's a class in itself, if it can be taught at all!
Forum: General Actuarial 08-18-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,882
Posted By Sleepy Head
I love that book! This book is proof that...

I love that book! This book is proof that grammar can be fun!

A few random thoughts:

1) Email: Subject line matters! And when you change the subject in the middle of a chain email, change...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,629
Posted By Sleepy Head
I still don't see what the SOA can do to address...

I still don't see what the SOA can do to address the under-representation issue. When tech firms talk about hiring more women, I assume they would hire women who are qualified for the job. The SOA...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-26-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,431
Posted By Sleepy Head
Lunch is part of the 40 hours.

Lunch is part of the 40 hours.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,006
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. If someone steals my idea, even though...

Agreed. If someone steals my idea, even though it's a small one, I'd wonder about his or her character. Relationships are built on trust. Cheating and stealing don't inspire trust.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,289
Posted By Sleepy Head
Yep. I've done this before. Had to tell my...

Yep. I've done this before. Had to tell my manager because he was the one doing the allocation. As for my employees, some were happy with their above-average raise, some were never happy with...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 47,232
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. My parents moved around a lot when I was...

Agreed. My parents moved around a lot when I was a kid. As a results, my siblings and I learned to be very adaptive. I think this helps us a lot as adults. The world is changing, and companies are...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,819
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. If the manager throws you under the bus...

Agreed. If the manager throws you under the bus when you make a mistake, he's not a good manager. However, there's nothing wrong with asking you to improve, since that's his job. I wouldn't take...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By Sleepy Head
If you hate your current job, you'll probably go...

If you hate your current job, you'll probably go on a couple interviews and take the first offer (out of desperation). For people who think their current job is OK but look for something better, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,152
Posted By Sleepy Head
Wear suit. I've never seen an interview...

Wear suit. I've never seen an interview candidate in business casual.




Depends on the interviewers. HR tends to ask those questions more often. You are expected, however, to be able to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,552
Posted By Sleepy Head
Management often says that you should treat...

Management often says that you should treat company's money as if it's your own. This advice doesn't work for me, since I'd fly first-class if it's my own money. :)
Forum: General Actuarial 02-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. I'm not a health actuary, but I think...

Agreed. I'm not a health actuary, but I think the health section has a lot of strong leadership types. It can easily run on its own.
Forum: General Actuarial 02-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 77,819
Posted By Sleepy Head
Yes. I thought that his letter was an honest...

Yes. I thought that his letter was an honest attempt to explain the situation, and it deserves some honest feedback.
Forum: General Actuarial 02-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 77,819
Posted By Sleepy Head
I like the AAA's website more than the SOA's,...

I like the AAA's website more than the SOA's, though. With all the money that the SOA has, I think it should do a better job with its website. Every time I try to look for something, it takes me a...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,255
Posted By Sleepy Head
What I don't understand is how much the SOA...

What I don't understand is how much the SOA charges for webcasts. This is mostly done by volunteers, who get paid nothing. They don't even incur travel expenses. The only cost is admin cost.
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,055
Posted By Sleepy Head
Agreed. And I know quite a few single people who...

Agreed. And I know quite a few single people who refuse to move away from their hometown. So, you can't generalize based on marital status.

Another common misconception is that you get screwed...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,886
Posted By Sleepy Head
I didn't know how to answer the question about...

I didn't know how to answer the question about which is the most respected actuarial organization in the US (or something to that effect). I just picked "other" and wrote a comment about how stupid...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-13-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,812
Posted By Sleepy Head
Tell me about it! This is the worst part of the...

Tell me about it! This is the worst part of the job. I consider myself pretty diplomatic, but there's no diplomatic way to tell someone that he sucks (or that he's at the low end of the curve...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Sleepy Head
I've never heard of this. Even when I was very...

I've never heard of this. Even when I was very junior, companies would pay for all my expenses, including flying me across the country (costing them close to $1000 on airfare alone).

Unless...
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