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Old 02-26-2008, 10:48 AM
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If I found out someone's three best sports were baseball, softball and volleyball, Id automatically assume they weren't athletic.

SOFTBALL????? Only nerds play that game.
Or old guys with beer guts...

The way I see it, if you're good at baseball, youre good at softball, so you have to pick another 3rd sport.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:03 AM
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.....I've certainly questioned why I became an actuary, and I understand where this guy is coming from. I came to realize that I am quite different from the typical actuary (in Myers-Briggs terms, my INFP vs all the xxTJs and xxTPs in the profession), which has been an endless source of frustration....
As another INFP I know what you are talking about. Although I find I am much more frustrated when I have to deal with accountants than when I have to deal with other actuaries.
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Oh, for crying out loud.

1. Most fellows are quite happy with their jobs. If the job doesn't suit you, you usually drop out before that point. It's not for everybody. It's great for some. Like practically every job on the planet.

2. A mathematician would not consider an actuary "an insurance mathematician". Rightfully so. But when trying to quickly explain the job to a non-technical layman who has zero interest in math or insurance, it's close enough.

3. There are some nerds in this game. And many non-nerds. The stereotype is wildy overstated. And most actuaries I know can talk your ear off about the latest movies. I used to be able to, and the reasons I stopped seeing many current movies had NOTHING to do with actuarial work.
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an awful lot of truth there. I used to get to read a real book and see a real movie about twice a year, after exams. nothing about his background, but he isn't credentialled, maybe wiped out early or something
do you people study all day every day or something? take saturday night off. take friday night off. take sunday afternoon off. jeez, one can still get in more than enough study hours and see 3 movies a week.
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SOFTBALL????? Only nerds play that game.
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Its hilarious how the baseline for having a social life among actuaries is if you can make it to the movies or not.



Pretty much supports the OP.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:25 AM
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Its hilarious how the baseline for having a social life among actuaries is if you can make it to the movies or not.



Pretty much supports the OP.
I have no social life but it has nothing to do with being an actuary.....being married with a kid, middle aged, and introverted certainly helps.
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and even as a student I do get fellated twice daily (well people are busy around here, so sometimes only once, but I survive)
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Yeah, if you're going to say you're athletic, pick some different sports, like ping-pong.

Softball is fun because it's one of the only team sports you can drink at (or during) and still be successful.
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1.) looking at the 25-35 year old group of workers outside of the act. departments and either the are paid poorly and work 35-40 hrs/wk or they get paid less poorly and work 50-60 hrs/wk. I will take my decent-good pay and 40-45 hrs/wk + 10-15 hours of studying over both groups. Also both of the above groups have very little if any potential to increase their pay like act students have.
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