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>The reality is that, in all professions, there are more bottom-line oriented
>clients than there are quality-oriented ones.
All my clients are bottom-line oriented. So am I. And the bottom line is 
that my bottom line suffers when I work for a chiseller. The 'code 
minimum only' (In my case it's pressure vessel codes) types are the same 
ones who leech for free work and pay late. They're also inclined to 
patronize plan-stampers.

Cost-consciousness is no less important than quality. They sure aren't 
mutually exclusive. Times when I've lost a low-balling client always send 
me into a frenzy of soul-searching, wondering if I'm being a high-minded 
snob. Fact is, I can't afford too many of these guys. And I really can't 
afford to have people associating me with bottom feeders.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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