I’ve been thinking about this since my first year full time. I don’t enjoy my work. I spent two miserable, depressing years in valuation and I’m currently in a data modeling role. My true interest is in stop loss or reinsurance pricing and, while the opportunity is available at my current company, there a limited number of roles available in that department.
I just don’t believe by my company anymore. And while they claim they do, I don’t think they really care about me. For the first two years, every promotion, raise, and study hour was a battle. I’m exhausted. I’m still underpaid and underemployed.
I’m scheduled to take my final preliminary exam early next year. Leaving wiggle room for a fail and modules, I’m targeting an official ASA designation date of August/September 2021. I don’t want to leave my team hanging, but I don’t think I can hold on until summer 2022 when my rotation is over.
In 2021, I’ll have about 4 full years experience.
Do I need to wait longer to gain more experience? Should I take the chance and hope I get a more desirable placement? Do I keep fighting for more? I don’t want to burn bridges with this company, but with everything I’ve been through, I wouldn’t be interested in coming back. Should I leave immediately after I pass final preliminary? I’m concerned that I don’t have any health or reinsurance pricing experience. This would be my first company change and I’m just trying to position myself in the best way possible for my career.