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Old 12-22-2003, 04:15 PM
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Dear Recruiter (who shall remain nameless),

Thank you for the e-mail indicating your personal disappointment that you did not get to meet me at the CAS Meeting in New Orleans. I can see how conversing over an entire lunch hour with me one day would not be considered really meeting me. I understand also that you're really busy getting to know all the new ACAS that you wouldn't have the time to make sure that you got my first name quite right in the e-mail you sent out. I realize that in your business these details are not important.

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Old 12-22-2003, 04:17 PM
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And for the record, I am not talking about DWS. They have been extremely good to me.
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:21 PM
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And for the record, I am not talking about DWS. They have been extremely good to me.
They just spike the Diet Coke! (heck, it was free, so I can't complain!)

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I'm pretty confident that the Diet Coke I served in New Orleans had an alcohol content asymptotically approaching zero.
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I'm pretty confident that the Diet Coke I served in New Orleans had an alcohol content asymptotically approaching zero.
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You guys crack me up. Diet coke is spiked.
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"The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples' money." -- Margaret Thatcher

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I heard this story about a recruiter many years ago:

The recruiter calls up an actuary at work, discusses an opportunity, and the actuary clearly isn't interested. The recruiter asks, "For my records, would you tell me - are you taking actuarial exams?"

The actuary, who is a Fellow, and is annoyed the recruiter doesn't know this, replies, "No."

The recruiter responds, "Oh - so you're not an actuary?"

The actuary replies, "Oh, yes, I'm an actuary."

The recruiter replies, "Then how many exams have you passed?"

The actuary has some combination of partial exams, two versions of a country-specific exam, has gone through several exam transition systems with credit for exams not actually passed, etc., and certainly knows the literal answer to the question, but knows it would baffle the recruiter even more, decides it is time to end the call.
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Thought I would revive this thread because I liked Sammie's note above, and I got a great email today from a recruiter:

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Director of Finance for Small Insurance Company in the Dallas Suburbs


Dear Westley:

Our client is looking for a Vice President of Health Product Development. If you are a great fit for this position, please let me know the best time to reach you or just give me a call. Or if you know of someone who would be ideal for this position, please let me know.

As Vice President Health Product Development, in the greater Charlotte area, you will develop future Health Products and to set the Health product strategy for the company.

This position will have high visibility to senior management and is an integral part of the company's succession planning. This individual must have a strong product development skills and be able to monitor the competitive landscape. They will be responsible for all health product development and pricing, product management, profit analysis and risk analysis and implementation support.

Qualifications: Must be an FSA, 10+ years of Health Insurance experience, broad based background with exposure to distribution, marketing, systems, client services and finance and a good understanding of the interactions between these areas.

Regards,
Name withheld to protect the guilty
Note: typos were not mine.
What happened to the Director of Finance position?
What city was that again?
And, did you happen to notice that my credentials do NOT match the ones in the job description (which may or may not have been altered by me)?
Stop spamming me!
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