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Where do the terms "ER" and "EE" come from?

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I know, dumbest question ever, right?


But is it:

1. E[mploye]R & E[mploye]E


2. [employ]ER & [employ]EE


For 20 years, I had always thought of it as one of the above, but someone else's usage just made realize that the other potential source exists.

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Either one works, but my experience has been (2).

I'm a retirement actuary. Nothing about my comments is intended or should be construed as investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. Occasionally, but not all the time, it might be reasonable to interpret my comments as actuarial or consulting advice.

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#2 - as those are the letters that differentiate between the two words.   But then again, for efficiency sake (and for the same reason), we could just go with "R" and "E"...


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