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Old 02-02-2015, 01:49 PM
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Does part-time actuarial employment actually exist?
It's called consulting (not affiliated with a firm).
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At the risk of stating the obvious... the thing to remember about part-time employment is that it's not just less in wages that someone makes for it, but the lack of all of the benefits that come with it, especially health insurance nowadays.

I personally think that the surge in part-time employment coupled with the near-disappearance of full-time employment in the US economy means major trouble down the road.
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At the risk of stating the obvious... the thing to remember about part-time employment is that it's not just less in wages that someone makes for it, but the lack of all of the benefits that come with it, especially health insurance nowadays.

I personally think that the surge in part-time employment coupled with the near-disappearance of full-time employment in the US economy means major trouble down the road.
Nothing to stop you from forming a part-timer group and seeking group rates. If your company currently foots $10k in benefits in addition to your salary, you can possibly make arrangements to keep the benefits at pro-rated reduction to salary.

It doesn't work that way now because nobody's created the mechanism for it. That doesn't mean you can't invent it.
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Nothing to stop you from forming a part-timer group and seeking group rates. If your company currently foots $10k in benefits in addition to your salary, you can possibly make arrangements to keep the benefits at pro-rated reduction to salary.

It doesn't work that way now because nobody's created the mechanism for it. That doesn't mean you can't invent it.
If only a lot of companies were flexible on their policies.
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uhhh yeah?
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I personally think that the surge in part-time employment coupled with the near-disappearance of full-time employment in the US economy means major trouble down the road.
hyperbole much?

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

81% = near disappearance, good to know
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If only a lot of companies were flexible on their policies.
Company policies definitely evolve over time to keep up with reality.

I'm guessing a big issue holding it back is the focus on base salary. Someone making 50k doesn't think about all the extra benefits, so if they go from 40 hours to 30 hours they probably expect their base to be 38k and won't be happy seeing something like 30-33k.

Get all the other part-timer wannabes and form a lobby group.
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Spending 30 hours working and 10 hours posting on the AO each week doesn't count.
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hyperbole much?

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

81% = near disappearance, good to know
Where are you pointing to in that?

I've been hearing Mort Zuckerman repeat this claim time and time again that the statstic of "jobs added in X month" has been containing a disturbing number of part-time jobs for some time now.
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I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to accomplish. There's something that already exists that's called part-time employment. If you want to work a 30 hour a week job instead of a 40 hour a week job, no one is going to stop you. Are you fine earning 75% of what you normally earn in exchange for 10 extra hours of leisure each week? If so, just do it already.
Why are you quoting me while saying that? I was taking your side. If you wanted to quote the person I was quoting, first click the blue arrow to go to their post.
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