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Forum: Careers - Employment 06-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By HenryGale
Probably better stick to the data science side -...

Probably better stick to the data science side - better pay and fewer (if any) exams
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,198
Posted By HenryGale
Must be CUNA Mutual... will keep in mind LOL

Must be CUNA Mutual... will keep in mind LOL
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,663
Posted By HenryGale
I think the most relevant factor would be 'having...

I think the most relevant factor would be 'having worked for reinsurance companies' ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,709
Posted By HenryGale
Why not? most younger generation employees don't...

Why not? most younger generation employees don't have any DB pension like the older ones, loyalty means very little financially if the company doesn't up the pay, then the only way to get a better...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,663
Posted By HenryGale
'possible' is such an open term... it's like 'Up...

'possible' is such an open term... it's like 'Up to 90% off sale'
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,663
Posted By HenryGale
Depends on your level and experience, but a...

Depends on your level and experience, but a simple search would tell you there are some post-FSA work that pays around $200K with housing allowance.

And the work is not intense based on feedback...
Forum: Life 03-29-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By HenryGale
Is renewal commisson deferrable?

The argument for it would be it's the cost is for acquisition of new-ish business, since without it the business would have been gone;

but the argument against it would be that the business is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By HenryGale
Not sure how different the Pension rules are for...

Not sure how different the Pension rules are for Canada and US, your experience would probably be much more transferable if you are in Life or P&C...

Then there's the visa issue, you would need...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-02-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,197
Posted By HenryGale
Tons of people change job right after FAC (paid...

Tons of people change job right after FAC (paid for by their ex-employers)...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,204
Posted By HenryGale
Why? I think it's normal to give internship...

Why? I think it's normal to give internship offers just after campus/phone interviews without any onsite
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,204
Posted By HenryGale
"No travel or accommodation assistance will be...

"No travel or accommodation assistance will be provided."
seems pretty suggestive to me...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By HenryGale
Anybody else has experience interviewing for...

Anybody else has experience interviewing for Bermuda positions? I did a search here and there are very few posts about it, and most of them are from a few years ago. I am interested in exploring...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-31-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By HenryGale
What makes Hong Kong so much better for not being...

What makes Hong Kong so much better for not being 'another city' in China anyway? where does that superiority come from? But it is probably right that Hong Kong doesn't have much future, it doesn't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-29-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,032
Posted By HenryGale
This tread reminds me of Big Bang Theory, when...

This tread reminds me of Big Bang Theory, when they come up with some physics or star wars/trek joke that they think is hilarious while everybody else gives that sympathetic look....
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-12-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By HenryGale
The answer is: it already happened at least since...

The answer is: it already happened at least since a year ago, actuaries of different levels, from chief actuary to analysts, were let go or given retirement package if over 5X years old and had...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,189
Posted By HenryGale
A friend of mine - I know it sounds sketchy when...

A friend of mine - I know it sounds sketchy when you start the story with 'my friend'... - who works for a life insurer in California (I won't reveal the name, but there are only handful of those...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-21-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,032
Posted By HenryGale
This is quickly turning into 'let's see whose...

This is quickly turning into 'let's see whose jokes are less funny' competition...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-19-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,032
Posted By HenryGale
the following silence would be deafening...

the following silence would be deafening...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-19-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,032
Posted By HenryGale
Making good jokes is a gift, you either have it...

Making good jokes is a gift, you either have it or don't -- it's really awkward having to hear the explanation after each attempted joke... but jokes that are not funny are still better than jokes...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-16-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,276
Posted By HenryGale
No, it's not about cost and complexity, it's the...

No, it's not about cost and complexity, it's the uncertainty and long waiting period which are all real and not exaggerated
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-15-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,276
Posted By HenryGale
The examples of international students and Penn...

The examples of international students and Penn State's actuarial list are misleading here: International students have a 29-month work permit (for STEM majors) to work for any companies without...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-26-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,485
Posted By HenryGale
Any layoff news?

Heard Scor had some layoff of actuarial positions last year
Word on the street is Pru is doing something at the moment, anybody can confirm?
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-25-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,366
Posted By HenryGale
Not necessarily... It is easier in areas...

Not necessarily... It is easier in areas (cough-some-midwest-places-cough) that are not too attractive to entry-level graduates - when they can't get young college graduates to join the company, they...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-25-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,366
Posted By HenryGale
If one has the will, it is always possible,...

If one has the will, it is always possible, determination and luck both play important roles in this process.

In addition to the examples I gave about people switching from various fields to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-25-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,366
Posted By HenryGale
Time frame of the examples I gave: some were from...

Time frame of the examples I gave: some were from early 2000s, some in late 2000s, a few were after 2010
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