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Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Westley
If you want to stay as an actuary, FSA is pretty...

If you want to stay as an actuary, FSA is pretty important. But many people have other skills and actuary is a stepping stone to doing something else anyway - later they do FP&A or something else...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Westley
Def this. Also, I'm on a busy street, and I...

Def this.

Also, I'm on a busy street, and I liked the places that were on my block when I bought it. The mediterranean place is now a brunch spot, microbrewery is now a parking lot, and the craft...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-31-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Westley
Hey yoyo's back!

Hey yoyo's back!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-31-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By Westley
I've done takeout from four different...

I've done takeout from four different Michelin-starred places during lockdown. Wasn't awful, but agree that venue and service is a part of it, and the food isn't quite the same although it holds up...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westley
This is a very bad mindset to have when...

This is a very bad mindset to have when negotiating lol
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,064
Posted By Westley
OK, was just going to throw out another scenario,...

OK, was just going to throw out another scenario, but duplex so not possible that it came from someplace else (like a person shooting into the house from the street or from the first floor shooting...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,064
Posted By Westley
Several people have said this, and it seems...

Several people have said this, and it seems obvious, so I'm trying to come up with scenarios where it's not true... otherwise I would have expected them to do... something, maybe?

Like, the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
Has Lucy not seen Austin Powers?!?!?!!?!?!!

Has Lucy not seen Austin Powers?!?!?!!?!?!!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 329,805
Posted By Westley
Sounds like a control thing. When you start a...

Sounds like a control thing. When you start a business, you control it (or have the perception of control of the results). When you buy stocks, especially if it's specifically for trading (as opposed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
That's exactly where my mind went. My...

That's exactly where my mind went.

My "worst exploits" (probably when I dropped a drunk girl off a balcony and she broke her leg) in college were certainly not this bad. And she's an adult. But I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-27-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
Went to Booth, in NYC, has investment experience,...

Went to Booth, in NYC, has investment experience, she should just apply to a bunch of hedge funds, which will just be confused - "why was this considered a problem?"
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
Yeah, would be curious to see what he actually...

Yeah, would be curious to see what he actually was wearing, etc. Like, in my neighborhood (very white but with a few POC), if I called the police on a black guy, and he was dressed like Tupac, they'd...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
I like how the CNN article has "(no relation)" in...

I like how the CNN article has "(no relation)" in there to clarify lol. Anybody know the scene from Die Hard I'm thinking of?

Would be easier if everybody just called her "Karen".
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-26-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Westley
Well, if they're giving you a 3% increase, losing...

Well, if they're giving you a 3% increase, losing the next cycle increase isn't that much anyway. But a bird in the hand.

And yes, after you get that 5%, you need to continue communicating...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-26-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Westley
Will definitely endorse the advice above, which...

Will definitely endorse the advice above, which is all good.

I took a slightly different approach, which was more like "Here's where I want to be (title, responsibilities, salary, and bonus) in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
lol that you seem more appalled because she's...

lol that you seem more appalled because she's Canadian. I mean, I agree, that makes it more surprising, just kinda funny.

Presumably lived in America long enough to learn our racist attitudes. <--...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-25-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
Except the portion above, I'm not aware of any...

Except the portion above, I'm not aware of any character component.

What would happen if a person were reported for such a thing? Could they lose credentials? Public discipline? Something else?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-25-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 20,592
Posted By Westley
I don't think the SOA nor CAS has their own code...

I don't think the SOA nor CAS has their own code of conduct, but in the US the AAA would apply.

Precept 1: An Actuary shall act honestly, with integrity and competence, and in a manner to fulfill...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-23-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,121
Posted By Westley
Not sure if this is the same where you're at as...

Not sure if this is the same where you're at as US, but I got one of these when I had to go to the doctor, and used it 2 or 3 times, then it got smelly and I gently washed it in the sink and used it...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-23-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,411
Posted By Westley
Yeah, we're almost out of bandwidth, can't keep...

Yeah, we're almost out of bandwidth, can't keep it in stock.

Seriously, which sub-third world country are you doing your meetings from?
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By Westley
Good point. Even companies (like insurance and...

Good point. Even companies (like insurance and actuarial work) that are relatively unaffected, will see people being cautious about adding. And people considering moving will also be cautious - for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-22-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By Westley
I don't think I'd bet on a vaccine in the near...

I don't think I'd bet on a vaccine in the near term, but I think a year from now we're likely to have treatment, re-defined social norms, and testing, to the point that we are back to living a mostly...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By Westley
:iatp: Gap year has some of the same...

:iatp:

Gap year has some of the same benefits.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8,555
Views: 676,401
Posted By Westley
I had to look them up. For those who can't be...

I had to look them up. For those who can't be bothered:

Amanda Kerri is a comedian and maybe created that?
Andre Young is the real name of Dr Dre.
Trapper John had a tv show and maybe was also...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8,555
Views: 676,401
Posted By Westley
That was my initial assumption, but it's being...

That was my initial assumption, but it's being researched by brits because POTUS is a dumbass doesn't really make sense?
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