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Old 11-29-2017, 05:26 PM
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it sucked.

To be fair, my first job was admittedly a pretty awful place to work.
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Wasn't a good fit for me and barely had any work to do, so I spent the extra time taking as many exams as I can, refining my tech skills, and doing extra stuff at work in order to make myself more marketable when I jumped ship after that first year.
Just started my actuarial career a few weeks back and this is how it looks like it's going to be.
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No different than the year before, just got paid more.
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I felt like an idiot

Same feeling again after rotating to fresh new role.
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Just started my actuarial career a few weeks back and this is how it looks like it's going to be.
Go into more details. Like your manager flat out does not give you work or are the assignments given require no effort at all?
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Wasn't a good fit for me and barely had any work to do, so I spent the extra time taking as many exams as I can, refining my tech skills, and doing extra stuff at work in order to make myself more marketable when I jumped ship after that first year.
How were the interviews like?
Since you had some work experience when you jumped ship, the interviewers must have wanted you to go in depth about what you did at work but if you had no work, I assume you bsed your answers?
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Go into more details. Like your manager flat out does not give you work or are the assignments given require no effort at all?
I've only gotten one assignment since I've been here and it took less than an hour. We've been waiting for IT to install the correct reserving software on my machine, but after following up several times (with my boss copied on those messages) I get no response, so I can't learn the software. He's usually works from home, so if I come in at 10 and leave at 12, no one really cares. I'm hoping this will get better, and I may start bugging the pricing manager here to give me more work, but until then, passing lots of exams and hoping I get enough work to put on a resume seems like future of this position.
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I've only gotten one assignment since I've been here and it took less than an hour. We've been waiting for IT to install the correct reserving software on my machine, but after following up several times (with my boss copied on those messages) I get no response, so I can't learn the software. He's usually works from home, so if I come in at 10 and leave at 12, no one really cares. I'm hoping this will get better, and I may start bugging the pricing manager here to give me more work, but until then, passing lots of exams and hoping I get enough work to put on a resume seems like future of this position.
Give it some time. Making a judgement off of a couple weeks is short-sighted.
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