Category Archives: Colleagues

Edinburgh to Birmingham

There are probably a lot of cyclists out there who occasionally, on good days, when the sun is shining, and the wind is from behind, think that perhaps it would be nice to be able to ride for a living. … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Health and Safety

It’s been a quiet few months on the Health and Safety front at my office. Since a not-particularly-memorable memo on the dangers of putting up Christmas decorations, there’s been nothing forthcoming apart from the occasional Trip Hazard sign placed directly … Continue reading

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Word puzzles for numbers geeks

Actuaries sometimes get stereotyped as¬†being numbers people. Now, this is sometimes a little unfair, particularly when it comes to puzzles. While we enjoy¬†logic puzzles and number puzzles as much as the next guy, there’s a big crossword contingent too. Enough … Continue reading

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Cluttered Desks

At my office, we have a Clean Desk Policy. They’re not trying to promote the whole Einstein ‘cluttered mind’ philosophy – it’s just an attempt to get people not to leave confidential information on their desks when they’re not there. … Continue reading

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How Not to Study for Actuarial Exams

Employers of actuarial students get a raw deal sometimes. Besides paying a pretty decent salary, they have to make allowances for the rigorous study programme. Twice a year, the whole herd migrates to their dens to study and write exams … Continue reading

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Reverse Corporate Psychology

The last company I worked at was a large American behemoth. Of epidermiese proporsies, you might say, if you have a bent towards a certain phantasmagoric TV series. It was unwieldy, and disjointed, and for the most part, employee morale … Continue reading

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Existential Runlogs

There’s a certain joy to be had in working for a software vendor. The usual position is that the client has purchased your software, and they ask for assistance in implementing it into their business. You provide this assistance on … Continue reading

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