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Old 01-10-2019, 08:50 AM
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so I assume you need to have some idea about what you're doing.
I have to think you're being pessimistic on Life
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I've only worked in life and I can honestly say thinking about what I was doing did not result in me being any more effective.
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I've only worked in life and I can honestly say thinking about what I was doing did not result in me being any more effective.
Do you have trend selections? Debate methodologies? That's where much of the judgment comes in for P&C from what I've seen.
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Also, what's easy for you? What's hard for you? Are you organized? Are you good at planning and completing projects on time? Do you communicate clearly and persuasively? Are you good at leading, inspiring, and mentoring staff? Can you see where the existing process misses something important, and how to correct that? There are lots of skills a good actuary needs that are orthagonal to those tested on the exams, and you might find those parts of the job easy or hard.
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Sometimes how difficult positions are depend on factors you are probably not thinking about.

Do you have a good manager? Is your environment a good place to work? Does the company have reasonable or insane deadlines.
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In life insurance, you're essentially an accountant doing very repetitive tasks that should have been automated a long time ago.
big clunky life companies are the kings of anti-innovation ime.

so many 'processes' are just a long list of spreadsheet links that need to be updated by 25 different people in a certain order.

I wouldnt describe act jobs as hard/easy- I would describe them as frustrating or not.
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big clunky life companies are the kings of anti-innovation ime.

so many 'processes' are just a long list of spreadsheet links that need to be updated by 25 different people in a certain order.

I wouldnt describe act jobs as hard/easy- I would describe them as frustrating or not.
Totally true. You're left wondering if this is just a way for the executives to make it seem as if the business they are involved in is very complicated and thereby justifying their cost.
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I have this dream of going back to actuarial work and seeing how many actuaries I can disappear by updating work processes.

There are several departments out there I think I could easily hit 25%, maybe well past 50%.
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I have this dream of going back to actuarial work and seeing how many actuaries I can disappear by updating work processes.

There are several departments out there I think I could easily hit 25%, maybe well past 50%.
slow down there hitler
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I have this dream of going back to actuarial work and seeing how many actuaries I can disappear by updating work processes.

There are several departments out there I think I could easily hit 25%, maybe well past 50%.
we will just add a few more branches to our risk/controls group. cant automate undefined research about how wet water is.
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