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Old 06-28-2012, 10:48 AM
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Most American actuaries work about 10 hours a day. More on the quarter, sometimes less off quarter. Vacation varies by experience. I get 25 days, when I started I got 10. In the US it's generally required to catch up on work related reading on the weekend. We also work on Saturdays on the quarter.

This sounds like a lot to foreigners but it's actually considerably less than most professions.
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I had the same reaction. Even when I was in valuation, I only worked OT during the month following quarter-end.
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What Jack said is so far from truth.
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40 hours/week
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40 hours a week. OT one day, leave early next day.
27 PTO
110 study hours per exam. If I take one in May and one in Oct, that is 220 total hours. And study at work during downtime.

Never work in weekend.
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7-8 hours a day
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note to self, do not work in korea
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Jack may be an old schooler or a pupil of an old schooler. My first manager told me that if you studied 2 hours/day while taking exams once you finish with exams you can work those 2 hours and have no net loss in free time.
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35-40 hr work weeks. sometimes i might work from home.
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