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to be disappointed that my son's Morrisby results say he should look at a career as an actuary.

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Caroline1852 Wed 26-Sep-07 10:23:49

I want him to do something interesting. It is so hard not to roll round on the floor crying, no no no, nerdy nerdy nerdy. I wanted him to do something I might like. The other suggestions were equally scary: Microbiologist, Chemist, Bio-Scientist. Doctor was the only reasonable suggestion in my book and I wouldn't actually encourage him to do that as it is so stressful. I want him to have a nice life with hot chicks in pursuit. An actuary wtf.

fedupwasherwoman Wed 26-Sep-07 10:26:47

I believe Actuaries exist to make Accountancy look exciting by comparison.

Actuarial work requires a really good mathematical brain and attention to detail. The last time I looked it was quite high up the pay leagues too.

miobombino Wed 26-Sep-07 10:28:00

What age is he ?

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 26-Sep-07 10:28:11

Yep - the amount he would earn as an actuary can be quite staggering

What did you want him to be?

A rock star?

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:29:03

What's wrong with being a scientist?

How old is your child, and sorry but ont he face of it YABU!

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 26-Sep-07 10:30:00

What? He will earn loads!

I had a friend at school who had a famously gifted brother - they were Vietnamese refugees and Yul Brynner paid his school fees. When he was at Cambridge he rescued a woman from drowning and ended up on a list of eligible bachelors in Tatler or some such. He became an actuary.

I think it's quite a creative way to use maths.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Sep-07 10:30:02

My brother (now an engineer) was advised to be a fitted carpet layers so my parents didn't bother with the test for me

marthamoo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:31:18

"I wanted him to do something I might like."

How about he does something he might like?

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 26-Sep-07 10:31:51

ROFL Olivia. Mine said biology teacher (which my mum was) or tv presenter (yeah right) or.... wait for it.....

Assistant Prison Governor

(why only assistant? angry)

duchesse Wed 26-Sep-07 10:32:56

Kathy -I think I was at university with your school mate. Initials RC?

belgo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:32:59

yabu. your comment says it all:

'I wanted him to do something I might like'

You should want him to do something that he will like.

WideWebWitch Wed 26-Sep-07 10:33:14

Actuaries are well paid you know! lol at "I believe Actuaries exist to make Accountancy look exciting by comparison", quite!

but anyway, what's a Morrisby result? Can anyone get one?

belgo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:33:36

xposts marthamoo smile!

Budababe Wed 26-Sep-07 10:33:48

Good money in it! But agree it is not the most exciting sounding career. If he has that sort of mathematical brain then accountancy as a qualification opens lots of other doors.

marthamoo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:33:54

Yeah, can you do it online? I'd like to see what I should be when I grow up.

WideWebWitch Wed 26-Sep-07 10:34:18


How old is he?
(you're going to say 4 or something aren't you?!)

tiredemma Wed 26-Sep-07 10:35:15

Ive just done half of it- but got bored halfway through

marthamoo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:35:23


sixlostmonkeys Wed 26-Sep-07 10:35:23

We cannot live our own life through our children. I want my son to do something he likes.
He needs encouragement in whatever he decides to do, and to be negative about any options may create the stress you wish to avoid should he decide to become a doctor.
Encouraging a life where hot chicks are the 'prize' is not really the way to go shock

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:35:25

Morrisby - psychometric test used by careers or advice & guidance workers. I'll try and find it...

Hulababy Wed 26-Sep-07 10:36:04

x post with marthamoo.

tiredemma Wed 26-Sep-07 10:36:25


hanaflower Wed 26-Sep-07 10:36:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

marthamoo Wed 26-Sep-07 10:38:35

I only got as far as question 2 before I got bored. I obviously need a job which requires the attention span of a gnat.

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 26-Sep-07 10:39:03

Duchesse - yes - it was the sister I was friends with, NMC, and her brother was RC.

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