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Forum: Careers - Employment 05-13-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,967
There are easy ways around that, though. Set up...

There are easy ways around that, though. Set up shell company for target employee, then hire shell company as contractor that keeps getting renewed. Let contractor log in remotely.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,645
One question: given how extensive and expensive...

One question: given how extensive and expensive your remodel will be, would it be cheaper to level the building and build new with a construction mortgage?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-14-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,206
Not to be ghoulish, but you know Bath & Body...

Not to be ghoulish, but you know Bath & Body Works is thanking its lucky stars for this pandemic. They sell hand soap, among other things.
Forum: Software & Technology 03-02-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,507
Nobody likes SAS syntax. Everyone hates the...

Nobody likes SAS syntax. Everyone hates the learning curve.
Forum: Software & Technology 03-02-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,507
True. SAS handles very large files (like 30+ GB)...

True. SAS handles very large files (like 30+ GB) easily, and doesn't seem to suffer from the size.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,516
"I gave you Jerr to see him eaten, not to see you...

"I gave you Jerr to see him eaten, not to see you fed."
Forum: Software & Technology 03-02-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,507
All three handle statistical calculation and...

All three handle statistical calculation and analysis really well. For those things, it's not really a question of what one can do the others can't. All three can do a given task, if you're willing...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-22-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
The learning curve for SAS is steep, and it...

The learning curve for SAS is steep, and it throws errors like a fountain when you're first learning it. That passes. Once you get a feel for the parameter section of the block syntax, it'll get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-19-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
The view from the top of Grouse Mountain is...

The view from the top of Grouse Mountain is awesome. And there's a BeaverTails nearby for afterwards, IIRC.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-16-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Meh. Just an unrolled gyro on slightly thicker...

Meh. Just an unrolled gyro on slightly thicker pita. Would eat (hold the sour cream).
Forum: General Actuarial 12-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,285
It says that actuaries who aren't members of the...

It says that actuaries who aren't members of the IFoA or IAI, who don't practice in either the UK or in India, and who don't have a dog in the fight are staying out of it, presumably because they...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,634
I don't think exams would be the problem in this...

I don't think exams would be the problem in this case. Your chance of being "successful" would be non-zero, though likely far less than 0.5.

The better question is, if you're horrendous at...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
I doubt you'll appreciate this response, but here...

I doubt you'll appreciate this response, but here it goes:


Pass another exam. Or two.
Expand your search area. Even if you really, really, really, really need to be in the greater NYC...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-25-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
The best kind of correct! :clap:

The best kind of correct! :clap:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-25-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Hey, if Bartleby the Scrivener can pull it...

Hey, if Bartleby the Scrivener can pull it off....

I think the OP is trying to state the "Three Laws of the Corporate Robot", not "the Corporation".
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
No one needs to show the value of her getting her...

No one needs to show the value of her getting her IT degree to *you*. They would have to show it to *her*. And she seems already to think it has value. So since it's her time, effort and money to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
But it can be done. It may take more effort, but...

But it can be done. It may take more effort, but it can be done, and done well.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Most telework has been for the more experienced,...

Most telework has been for the more experienced, but it doesn't necessarily have to be. There may not be many EL's doing this now, but that doesn't mean they can't be doing it.

My company sends...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Dallas is not the 'Po. Ft. Worth is the 'Po, as...

Dallas is not the 'Po. Ft. Worth is the 'Po, as are many of the DFW suburbs. Hell, Grand Prairie could qualify as Third World in some aspects. But I digress.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Trends in favor of teleworking have made this...

Trends in favor of teleworking have made this less of a problem for actuaries in general, and such trends will likely continue. There's very little that requires our actual physical presence in a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-28-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Interesting. Does said autonomous lunar module...

Interesting. Does said autonomous lunar module already exist, or is designing the module part of the project?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,251
I use the empty jars for either spices I buy in...

I use the empty jars for either spices I buy in bulk or spice blends I make at home, like ras el-hanout, dry rubs, or pastrami spice.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,661
Take the job. Pay the recruiter the...

Take the job.
Pay the recruiter the commission, then block their number.
Leave the gun.
Take the cannoli.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Yep, that sounds just like the MAR and SOX...

Yep, that sounds just like the MAR and SOX auditors I've dealt with.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-08-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
IIRC part of their audit opinion is about the...

IIRC part of their audit opinion is about the adequacy of the controls in ensuring the quality of the financial statements. You need to understand a system before you can understand what the...
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