Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Cyberchat > Non-Actuarial Topics
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

DW Simpson International Actuarial Jobs
Canada  Asia  Australia  Bermuda  Latin America  Europe


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #51  
Old 10-11-2019, 06:24 PM
DyalDragon's Avatar
DyalDragon DyalDragon is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Here
Studying for the hell of it...
College: AASU
Favorite beer: This one...
Posts: 32,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Apathy View Post
Do you know why you are depressed?
It might be whiplash related from all the flip-flopping about why he doesn't like his career choices...
__________________
P FM MFE MLC C Predictive Analytics
VEE FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP APC
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 10-11-2019, 06:26 PM
DyalDragon's Avatar
DyalDragon DyalDragon is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Here
Studying for the hell of it...
College: AASU
Favorite beer: This one...
Posts: 32,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonlnear View Post
Sex makes me happy, but it's not a great career path.
You could always switch to laying floors. You should be able to use the same knee pads...
__________________
P FM MFE MLC C Predictive Analytics
VEE FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP APC
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 10-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Triweasel's Avatar
Triweasel Triweasel is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nut Heaven
Posts: 14,648
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NerdAlert View Post
Isn't craps the better odds?
this was my first thought as well.
__________________
Spidurman [observer]: tri = temptation incarnate
DblDownTrent: shoulda invested in my luck - always listen to tri
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 10-11-2019, 08:00 PM
AbedNadir's Avatar
AbedNadir AbedNadir is online now
Member
CAS SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Studying for FCAS
Posts: 2,636
Default

get yourself a girl mate
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 10-11-2019, 09:24 PM
Lucy's Avatar
Lucy Lucy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,953
Default

Hmm, my dad was a doctor, and after college I thought I might want to be a doctor after all, and took pre med courses at night school. But I ended up an actuary. I was afraid that by the time i was established as a doctor is be too old to have kids. Then i didn't have kids until 30 anyway...

Sometimes I regret the path not taken, but mostly I like my life.

I've also suffered from depression.

If you're serious, pm me.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 10-12-2019, 12:01 AM
yoyo's Avatar
yoyo yoyo is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 23,894
Default

if you are truly depressed, you don't need to be making major life/career choice in that state

talk to a mental health professional. consider medication. i was on antidepressant meds for a couple of years until i didn't need them anymore. omg, my life is so much better now

seriously, talk to someone who can help you. postpone these big decisions until you do
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 10-12-2019, 10:40 AM
Lucy's Avatar
Lucy Lucy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
if you are truly depressed, you don't need to be making major life/career choice in that state

talk to a mental health professional. consider medication. i was on antidepressant meds for a couple of years until i didn't need them anymore. omg, my life is so much better now

seriously, talk to someone who can help you. postpone these big decisions until you do


I have also found it helpful to talk to a mental health professional. You need to find a good one, though. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 10-12-2019, 10:51 AM
ShivamS's Avatar
ShivamS ShivamS is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
College: Yep
Favorite beer: Sweetwater Blue
Posts: 3,685
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GargoyleWaiting View Post
Dude. If you don't know what you want to do with your life, we won't be able to tell you.
You've got a solid base job here. You've got money, and time. Work out what you really want to do and you'll be able to map out a path.
Agreed with this. Life seems to suck right now, but you're in a good position to turn it around (debt-free, young, etc.). You just need to sit down with a clear mind and figure out what exactly you want, whether that's medical school or something else. My only advice is to think things through rather than be impulsive.
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agadefe View Post

Physical violence as acceptable reaction or outdated masculine bravado as a positive quality is definitely not something the country should be moving towards or qualities we want to see in a President.



Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 10-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Sredni Vashtar's Avatar
Sredni Vashtar Sredni Vashtar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Favorite beer: pilseners
Posts: 8,893
Blog Entries: 1
Default

--consider teaching?
It's also considered soulful, but you could probably become a teacher in 1-2 years.

--get some roommates?
You're correct that 20k/year is pretty slow, and money is key to your future.


I think your application-plan is reasonable, but double-check to make sure those jobs will really help you get your education. Sometimes they don't pay for what you want, or only pay if you finish, or don't pay enough, or whatever. Basically a new position needs to make your plan happen faster.


Sorry about your depression thing. I've been in a similar place.
A therapist is probably a good idea? I never tried that.
I did make some major life decisions, some of which I regret and some I don't.

Certainly I agree with you that it is possible the office-life is driving you insane and quitting is your only hope.
__________________
L’humour est la politesse du désespoir

Last edited by Sredni Vashtar; 10-13-2019 at 11:53 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 10-13-2019, 12:34 PM
Annie Howe's Avatar
Annie Howe Annie Howe is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,124
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acesCracked View Post
so i guess i should mention that i dont mind working long hours, but working on something that doesnt seem meaningful to me is whats making me depressed... i just dont see the point in exerting brain power in something you absolutely despise... so i dont care about working 80 hours as a doctor if i enjoyed the job
What is it that would make being a doctor meaningful to you? Is it helping others be healthy?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.23897 seconds with 10 queries