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if you wanted a challenge, you would have accomplished something concrete, and not just pointed to tests you took
you don't think getting FSA is an accomplishment that was challenging?
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the actuarial version of a ____ measuring contest is comparing the size of actuarial-lookup percentiles imo
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the actuarial version of a ____ measuring contest is comparing the size of actuarial-lookup percentiles imo
yeah, if he exclusively meant his ranking on actuarial-lookup, that's a silly reason to care. i meant people who get credentials at all whereas they might have failed to finish otherwise.
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yeah, if he exclusively meant his ranking on actuarial-lookup, that's a silly reason to care. i meant people who get credentials at all whereas they might have failed to finish otherwise.
I was using the percentiles to illustrate a point. people that exploited aren't included in the percentiles anyway due to the way they do the percentiles.

but imagine if you worked with someone like this and he/she graduated 2 years ago and now has his/her FSA with only 2~3 years of work experience, yet it took you 8 years.
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I was using the percentiles to illustrate a point. people that exploited aren't included in the percentiles anyway due to the way they do the percentiles.

but imagine if you worked with someone like this and he/she graduated 2 years ago and now has his/her FSA with only 2~3 years of work experience, yet it took you 8 years.
yeah, that would bother me actually. i don't like the idea of people getting credentials through some loophole if i had to work for it.
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I was using the percentiles to illustrate a point. people that exploited aren't included in the percentiles anyway due to the way they do the percentiles.
so what's the big whoop? the people who cheated their way to credentials have tiny percentiles that you'd need a microscope to see, whereas everyone can see how massive our percentiles are. wide, too.
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so what's the big whoop? the people who cheated their way to credentials have tiny percentiles that you'd need a microscope to see, whereas everyone can see how massive our percentiles are. wide, too.
what's your problem man?
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none. i'm not trying to compensate for a tiny percentile. size doesn't mean everything.
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I hope people realize that this is a much more sensitive topic in pension or valuation because in certain states (and Canada) you need your designation to sign.

(you might not feel it if you work in, say, pricing or risk) imagine someone that graduated 2~3 years ago can now sign a statement of opinion when you are still going for your fellowship after working for ~8 years.
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i know percentiles are very sensitive. it hurts when it gets attacked.
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