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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 830
Posted By PeppermintPatty
This. And generally being socially awkward.

This. And generally being socially awkward.
Forum: Professional Surveys Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I subscribe to some industry newsletters (like...

I subscribe to some industry newsletters (like Business Insurance alerts) but those are easy to ignore if I'm busy. Real emails I get 0-20 a day, depending on what's going on. We have internal IM,...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 53,305
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, there are certainly parts of the...

Yeah, there are certainly parts of the implementation I don't like, and there may be more parts that I learn about once it happens. I'm hoping that it's a net positive, though.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-17-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,060,211
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Arabella of Mars. Fun light swashbuckling sci fi.

Arabella of Mars. Fun light swashbuckling sci fi.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-17-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 53,305
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Sure, you can find threads about it on the ao.

Sure, you can find threads about it on the ao.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-17-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 53,305
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Also all multiple choice, and no access to...

Also all multiple choice, and no access to anything like Excel. And the same risk that candidates will learn what is on the test from a friend who took it yesterday.

I see zero upside to Prometric...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-17-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,821
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Why do you want to leave it off? Because you're...

Why do you want to leave it off? Because you're embarrassed it didn't work out? Because you want more space to describe the more recent stuff? Something else?
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,821
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I agree. I expect the times to add up, and if...

I agree. I expect the times to add up, and if they don't, I ask about it. I mean, if it's two weeks, sure, dates are usually rounded to months anyway. But if you work someplace for a year, it should...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-16-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By PeppermintPatty
We bought new checks recently. We realized that...

We bought new checks recently. We realized that even though we only use about 20 checks year, we actually need to use checks from time to time and needed to buy new ones.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By PeppermintPatty
He sent it before you could tell him the right...

He sent it before you could tell him the right address? He can't stop the check?

In a perfect (from this point on) world, he would stop the check, and issue you a new check for your deposit less...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-14-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I've proctored a lot of exams. The students are...

I've proctored a lot of exams. The students are in the room for at least 4.5 hours, what with instructions and reading period. I honestly don't recall ever seeing a student take more than one break....
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 04-13-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By PeppermintPatty
This is extremely common on actuarial resumes,...

This is extremely common on actuarial resumes, and is what i would recommend. I don't believe there's significant bias against women in hiring actuaries, although i suppose I've only seen hiring at a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-13-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By PeppermintPatty
My husband just got his PhD, he found a post-doc,...

My husband just got his PhD, he found a post-doc, and we were moving to a new city. I think I'd found a job in that city, as well.

I gave substantially more than 2 weeks notice from that job, too....
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-13-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I've given a couple months notice. I knew i was...

I've given a couple months notice. I knew i was leaving, I was on good terms with my boss, why not let him know? It made it easier for him to plan.

I just did my job until the last week or two...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By PeppermintPatty
1) don't text photos of yourself to people you...

1) don't text photos of yourself to people you don't know.
2) don't be a jackass and try to trick people into texting photos to you.

Problem solved. Now you don't need a lawyer.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 229,321
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Damn my taxes are complicated this year. AMT,...

Damn my taxes are complicated this year. AMT, extra Medicare, extra investment tax, HSA calcs...

I get that you need to fill out extra forms when you have self employment income, or hire a full...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,821
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Once, the group that sat next to mine hired a...

Once, the group that sat next to mine hired a woman who quit after two weeks. She had been a temp at some other place, and they offered her a full-time position, and she went back. The hiring manager...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,943
Posted By PeppermintPatty
cute! And hopefully tasty as they get older.

cute!

And hopefully tasty as they get older.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,821
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I consider it a yellow flag, not a red flag. I'd...

I consider it a yellow flag, not a red flag. I'd consider hiring a job hopper, but would prefer someone with a history of staying put for a while. One short stint in a resume with a couple of long...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 04-06-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,420
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I hate memorizing stuff. But I think it's...

I hate memorizing stuff. But I think it's appropriate to test the ASOPs that way.

I'm an old experienced actuary. I've seen tons of ASOP-based case studies. Most of the "professionalism"...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 04-06-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,077
Posted By PeppermintPatty
The PT is on the same floor as an orthopedic...

The PT is on the same floor as an orthopedic group, and a week ago I saw some people with a stretcher and a couple of cops heading that way. The guy in the stretcher was cuffed to it. As I left, the...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 04-06-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,077
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Update -- most of the other people I see in PT...

Update -- most of the other people I see in PT these days are younger people trying to return to something strenuous. There are a few other oldsters, but most of them seem to be looking for "doing...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 100,401
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I've gotten a handful. One was video of a musical...

I've gotten a handful. One was video of a musical performance -- my friend and a group of his friends were jamming in someone's living room. Another was a friend spouting off on philosophy. The third...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By PeppermintPatty
my long-haired cat is shedding a storm. She...

my long-haired cat is shedding a storm. She always sheds a little, but she has a big shed every spring, and a moderate shed in the fall.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By PeppermintPatty
My town's zoning allows a shed of up to 100...

My town's zoning allows a shed of up to 100 square feet if you just submit a hand-drawn sketch showing where you will put it (at least 10 feet from the property line), but treats a larger shed as a...
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