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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-15-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
You seem really hung up on the fact that some...

You seem really hung up on the fact that some people have extreme anxiety issues - to the point that they are unable to communicate even basic concepts. If that's your concern, then perhaps you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-15-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
The answer only gets rambly if the person doesn't...

The answer only gets rambly if the person doesn't have a coherent understanding of WHY the normal distribution pops up all over the place. It pops up in a bunch of settings not because each of those...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-14-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
I said <100 years. "Over the next 100...

I said <100 years. "Over the next 100 years(ignoring the 500 year bit)" is asking not just about what things will be like 100 years out but also the evolution of impacts over the whole period....
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-14-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
If they pass #1 I'd put #5 second, because it's...

If they pass #1 I'd put #5 second, because it's got a subtle trick embedded in it which would also serve as a quick filter. If they don't explicitly separate the 500-year timescale as being a...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 12-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 760
Posted By nonlnear
I can actually see how it could have simplified...

I can actually see how it could have simplified things back in the days of paper files. Ages only need to be tracked by month; payment date is the only thing that depends on birthdate - and only...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-13-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By nonlnear
Despite the totally unbiased mis-hiring rate...

Despite the totally unbiased mis-hiring rate ostensibly being way down, the market-cap-impact-weighted catastrophic mis-hiring rate managed to shoot through the roof.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-12-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
I think that's a big part of it, but even if the...

I think that's a big part of it, but even if the value of employee development were readily measurable, there would still be the problem of scarcity of advancement opportunities in a pyramid shaped...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-10-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,291
Posted By nonlnear
The deaths that wild animals face in nature are...

The deaths that wild animals face in nature are almost all worse than that.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-10-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,140
Posted By nonlnear
Adults need wordplay too.

Adults need wordplay too.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,140
Posted By nonlnear
If it's tour yoes you kant to be wept on, chen...

If it's tour yoes you kant to be wept on, chen theck out Runny Babbit.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By nonlnear
I wonder if GE used Topgrading to promote Immelt.

I wonder if GE used Topgrading to promote Immelt.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
:co: There are different kinds of employees....

:co:

There are different kinds of employees. Failing to invest in their development will cause you to lose ambitious ones, but over time will select for risk averse ones who will stick around even...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
It depends on what the manager's needs are. Good...

It depends on what the manager's needs are. Good companies strive to make employee development something that is viewed as desirable, but plenty of companies apparently incentivize managers to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
ONLY YOU are responsible for your professional...

ONLY YOU are responsible for your professional development!

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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-05-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By nonlnear
:iatp: This is a special case of a general...

:iatp:

This is a special case of a general principle for all writing, and resume/cover letter writing especially: be kind to your reader.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
A union is a great way to solve the disconnect -...

A union is a great way to solve the disconnect - by pushing out all the passionate ambitious people. Boom, no more disconnect.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
You know DS/AI is here to stay because even...

You know DS/AI is here to stay because even industries as glacial as insurance are picking it up.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-30-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,476
Posted By nonlnear
I wouldn't assume that she actually said data...

I wouldn't assume that she actually said data science is just a phase. Writers can twist things - often without meaning to, or even being aware that they are.

From the rest of what's written about...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-29-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,094
Posted By nonlnear
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-28-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By nonlnear
Tell the dealer they owe you the o-ring job for...

Tell the dealer they owe you the o-ring job for free.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By nonlnear
HUP = Home User Program Employees of...

HUP = Home User Program

Employees of companies with large MS contracts are offered massive discounts on MS Office (and occasionally some other stuff) for home use.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-27-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,572
Posted By nonlnear
What do you imagine Microsoft could do to shut...

What do you imagine Microsoft could do to shut them down?

Would you like Microsoft to listen to all the phone calls in the world and automatically cut off the scammers' calls?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-20-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,437
Posted By nonlnear
:iatp: When the bridge is already on fire,...

:iatp:

When the bridge is already on fire, burning it becomes less of a bad idea.

And, isn't this standard practice? Lots of people leave right after bonus day.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-20-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,437
Posted By nonlnear
IFYP A promotion alone doesn't sound like...

IFYP

A promotion alone doesn't sound like reason enough to stay in an unmitigated dumpster fire. So you get a good promotion. Then what? Without significant change form the top you're right back...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-19-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By nonlnear
With a name like that he should have seen it...

With a name like that he should have seen it coming!
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