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Old 06-28-2012, 12:16 AM
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7-8 hours a day, for the most part.
20+ vacation days.
3 days/hour of exam.

Overall I think I've got a pretty good thing going.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:24 AM
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I have 15 vacation days, it goes up by years of experience and tops out at 25 days.

For studying, 30 hours per hour of exam.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:30 AM
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I work as much as I need to. Some days it's 2 hours, others it's 14. Averages to about 6 a day over the year.

25 PTO days + other sick time.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Man, I was so scared after reading the original post, but after reading the rest of the thread I feel good.
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8 hrs/day
28 vacation days
I skipped the exams.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:01 AM
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8-10hrs/day
18 vacation days
90-120 hours per exam

I work in P/C Consulting... so during reserve season, it's more like 10-12 hour days for 2 months.
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I put in a 40 hour week, but I'm probably really working about half the time. I think I'm up to 27 PTO days a year now. I never work weekends. Passed all my exams awhile ago. I considered another job last year, but I couldn't give this gravy train up.
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I Never work overtime or on week-ends. I typically put in 4 hours of real work a day.

19 PTO days

120 Study hours per upper level exam.

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7-8 hours, 15 days, 100+ hours for all prelims
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:24 AM
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Most American actuaries work about 10 hours a day. More on the quarter, sometimes less off quarter. Vacation varies by experience. I get 25 days, when I started I got 10. In the US it's generally required to catch up on work related reading on the weekend. We also work on Saturdays on the quarter.

This sounds like a lot to foreigners but it's actually considerably less than most professions.
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