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What kind of p&c work are you doing right now? Have you considered getting a different, better p&c job?
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don't throw away a potentially bright P&C future because you're expecting an EL analyst job to be thrilling and innovative. There are pension actuaries plotting to steal your job.

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We could probably use more details about what you have done so far. People in their first year on the job don't often get to do interesting stuff. You're learning the job - they entrust you with basic tasks around ratemaking or reserving, determining competitive position, updating spreadsheets.

On the other hand, it is possible your job actually is kinda lame, but how would you know for sure if it's the only one you've had?

Right, I definitely realize that somewhat trivial work comes along with EL territory. I've dabbled in basic ratemaking and product development work for the most part, and have actually taken on some more responsibility as of late which is great.

But it's the subject of my work that I'm finding unsatisfactory. I'm developing rates for cars, buildings, and freaking shrubs (apologies to the shrubbery enthusiasts out there). Given my economics/psychology background, dealing with people is more appealing to me.
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don't throw away a potentially bright P&C future because you're expecting an EL analyst job to be thrilling and innovative. There are pension actuaries plotting to steal your job.
Didn't you watch the video on beanactuary.org?

There are exciting and innovative opportunities in the pension field.
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Right, I definitely realize that somewhat trivial work comes along with EL territory. I've dabbled in basic ratemaking and product development work for the most part, and have actually taken on some more responsibility as of late which is great.

But it's the subject of my work that I'm finding unsatisfactory. I'm developing rates for cars, buildings, and freaking shrubs (apologies to the shrubbery enthusiasts out there). Given my economics/psychology background, dealing with people is more appealing to me.
Guess you will take the psychology SOA track that's under development huh,
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Guess you will take the psychology SOA track that's under development huh,
I think there are opportunities for combining analysts with therapists - just need to come up with a catchy name for it...
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