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Forum: Careers - Employment 06-17-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,919
Posted By Locrian
Yep. I'll also say that I think changing...

Yep.

I'll also say that I think changing careers has value all by itself.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-27-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Locrian
Do the whole taking exams and working thing with...

Do the whole taking exams and working thing with a kid or two just to maximize efficiency.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Locrian
Also, lots of the larger companies have programs...

Also, lots of the larger companies have programs geared towards vets, and some of them make a big deal out of how many vets they hire.

Not saying it gets you a job, but if you're looking to stand...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Locrian
I see others mentioned this, but I want to...

I see others mentioned this, but I want to highlight it:

ONE.

PAGE.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Locrian
IFMP

IFMP
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Locrian
I like every word of pete5383's post.

I like every word of pete5383's post.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,342
Posted By Locrian
There are lots of actuarial departments out there...

There are lots of actuarial departments out there that, with some modernization efforts, could be reduced by 25% - 50%.

However, that's mostly modernizing out the hillariously stupid shit that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Locrian
You'll have a lot more leverage with another...

You'll have a lot more leverage with another offer in hand.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Locrian
They get 1 annoying point. Other stuff could...

They get 1 annoying point.

Other stuff could greatly outweigh that one point of annoying, but it's not a good start or a good sign.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By Locrian
The term “modeling” is really vague. For...

The term “modeling” is really vague. For instance, you might build optimization models that aren’t predictive or inferential.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Locrian
Agree with this. I'm sure this differs between...

Agree with this. I'm sure this differs between individuals but I personally am not interested in chasing you down to get your resume.

I get between 80 and 120 emails a day that need my attention....
Forum: Pension - Social Security 05-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 273,871
Posted By Locrian
I agree that this is easy to understand and a lot...

I agree that this is easy to understand and a lot more informative, even (especially?) for those not familiar with the topic.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-30-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,015
Posted By Locrian
Two is a pretty small sample size. I'd give it...

Two is a pretty small sample size. I'd give it another spin, and this time focus on doing something interesting, rather than just pay.
Forum: Health - Disability 04-25-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By Locrian
And gaming risk scores. To be clear, I think...

And gaming risk scores.

To be clear, I think it's a net benefit, but make no mistake that MA plans pull the risk score lever hard.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-19-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Locrian
By efficient do you mean value/email or...

By efficient do you mean value/email or value/dollar spent?

Because I think you know the answer to both.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By Locrian
A few thoughts: There are interesting...

A few thoughts:


There are interesting actuarial jobs that require creativity and allow you do interesting things (I’ve seen these first hand). These are a minority of actuarial positions, but...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-01-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 28,890
Posted By Locrian
This isn't bad behavior so much as just a bit of...

This isn't bad behavior so much as just a bit of a facepalm.

I've been out of the actuarial work space for over 3 years, working at a company not faintly related to insurance. I just got a call...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-25-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 43,274
Posted By Locrian
Can the AO help me understand whether this is...

Can the AO help me understand whether this is problematic or not?

From my naive standpoint I side with the group saying Castor earned that pension and they can now collect it, regardless of...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By Locrian
Let's just pray no gastroenterologists ever get...

Let's just pray no gastroenterologists ever get the same idea.
Forum: Health - Disability 03-14-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By Locrian
I wanna say DRG, for the facility stuff.

I wanna say DRG, for the facility stuff.
Forum: Health - Disability 03-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By Locrian
Just one more data point: four years ago my rule...

Just one more data point: four years ago my rule of thumb was that, after adjusting for severity, commercial hospital payments were 2.5x Medicare. I was with a fairly large national carrier and had...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-13-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,157
Posted By Locrian
Look for inexpensive Python books on Amazon, and...

Look for inexpensive Python books on Amazon, and watch for Python Humble Bundles. The quality in those bundles isn't spectacular, but you can still get some fantastic knowledge for just a few bucks....
Forum: Health - Disability 03-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By Locrian
But is anyone actually discussing expanding...

But is anyone actually discussing expanding Medicare to all? As trondoggs points out, the most popular M4A programs are literally not Medicare. Sander's is a good example.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,157
Posted By Locrian
Good news! It can scale extremely well. Python...

Good news! It can scale extremely well. Python makes a fantastic web back end due to its strong I/O, it can be a great data processing tool, it's often used for testing applications, and as you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-13-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,157
Posted By Locrian
I'm not in actuarial work anymore, but the way we...

I'm not in actuarial work anymore, but the way we handle programming is to ask questions testing the candidate's knowledge of the programs they claim they know (as well as some general comp sci type...
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