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I AM denying that. You do NOT know what you are talking about.

As a point of comparison, what do you have to do to make 83k/yr (take home 1k/wk) as an Actuary? Well, half of you seem to be telling me 7.5 years of schooling later (3.5 entry level to ASA/ACAS, and 4 years undergraduate), that should be what we accept. I was killing it at 3.5 years.

What's in a rum and coke? anyone?
What decade was that in?
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ball so hard
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(for the subset of poor souls who work in professional services firms)

Step 4: Billable hours go to hell
Step 5: Lose job
Step 6: Rant on AO
"billable" is such an evil word
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"billable" is such an evil word
Hey everyone let's play a game of "turn nouns into adjectives"!

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dukelampardable
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Check here for the discussion of actuaries working at netflix

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=205226
that was actually pretty interesting to read in retrospect
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Is this really true outside of client facing roles? Most actuaries I've worked with have been highly suspicious of outgoing, socially unawkward folks. It seems like the best way to get ahead among actuaries is to be one of them. I guess that's people skills, i.e. playing to your audience, but your spreadsheets better be on point first and foremost. I don't see someone with half ass spreadsheets getting ahead on people skills in this field.
The issue is the higher ups aren't able to detect the lack in technical skills, and will just see the people skills. Also, people like colonel smoothie get very useful doing low level technical work, so they are kept in those roles for comparative advantage reasons. Why promote him when that willl just help him get a job elsewhere?
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Every career trajectory could be enhanced with some dukelampardinization, IMO.
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The issue is the higher ups aren't able to detect the lack in technical skills, and will just see the people skills. Also, people like colonel smoothie get very useful doing low level technical work, so they are kept in those roles for comparative advantage reasons. Why promote him when that willl just help him get a job elsewhere?
but I did get a job elsewhere
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Is this really true outside of client facing roles? Most actuaries I've worked with have been highly suspicious of outgoing, socially unawkward folks. It seems like the best way to get ahead among actuaries is to be one of them. I guess that's people skills, i.e. playing to your audience, but your spreadsheets better be on point first and foremost. I don't see someone with half ass spreadsheets getting ahead on people skills alone in this field.
Dunno, there are some internationally infamous half-ass spreadsheets that were created by prominent (now infamous) people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_JP...e_trading_loss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_in_a_Time_of_Debt
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