I'm just curious...
even any subhuman with half a brain knows that 99% of jobs are tedious, mind-numbing misery, and 99% of the population never gets the job they really want, and 99% of people take jobs out of mere survival.
So, how can employers (including actuarial employers) have the audacity, the arrogance, to demand -- and to expect -- that the job candidate they interview has the actuary job as their first choice, first love of life above all else? Employers ought to be grateful and overjoyed if actuary work is a job candidate's 2nd choice, or even 3rd, or even, ..., maybe 100th choice, among all possible desirable careers.
I have been absolutely amazed at job interview after job interview that employers actually want people to lie to them. They really have no right to whine and complain if someone forged a transcript or letter of recommendation!
<Personally, I was cheering Frank Abagnale, Jr. all the way in that movie "Catch Me If You Can", "impersonating" an airline pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer. The ones who hired him deserved it.>
(And don't think you're clever by making that tired old joke of suggesting that I said that only half-brained subhumans know this fact, whereas you damn well know that both I said and implied that it is sufficient to be a half-brained subhuman to know this fact, but us geniuses know it too.)