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Trying again!

>That's my position too Bill.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Allen, S.E. <billallen(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
>Date: Friday, April 17, 1998 3:43 PM
>Subject: Re: General Business 
>>If I were to hire someone (Option 3 - the least attractive), I would need 
>>hire experienced people. While I have hired inexperienced people in the 
>>and trained them, The University of Bill Allen is now closed. At this point
>>in my life, I am only interested in doing a good job and making money.
>>Thanks for the reply,
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Wen-Hsiung Lin <wenlin(--nospam--at)>
>>To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
>>Date: Friday, April 17, 1998 3:04 PM
>>Subject: Re: General Business
>>>Instead of subcontracting to a firm, do/did you consider the option of
>>>hiring students as 'part-time' employee?
>>>Wen-Hsiung Lin
>>>Ph.D. Student
>>>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SEMM
>>>University of California, Berkeley
>>>e-mail:  wenlin(--nospam--at)
>>>On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, Bill Allen, S.E. wrote:
>>>> Yeah, In an "ideal world", this appears to be the solution. The problem
>>>> that I do not think I'm the only one that is busy (the "subcontract" 
>>>> may put me on the back burner if it takes the assignment at all) plus 
>>>> economics would dictate that I would have a difficult time in making
>>>> money to be worth the risk (as if any structural engineering work is
>>>> the risk, but that's another thread).
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Bill
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Charley Hamilton <chamilto(--nospam--at)>
>>>> To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
>>>> Date: Friday, April 17, 1998 2:36 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: General Business
>>>> >Bill,
>>>> >
>>>> > "subcontract" out the work to another firm?  it seem to provide the
>>>> >benefits of avoiding #1 and #2, while allowing the benefits of #3
>>>> the
>>>> >long-term hassle of hiring new employees.  One disadvantage, though, is
>>>> >you would have to interface with the hierarchy of another firm and 
>>>> other jobs.
>>>> >
>>>> > Charley
>>>> >
>>>> >---------
>>>> >Charles Hamilton, EIT Phone: 714.824.8257 (office)
>>>> >Graduate Student 714.856.2797 (home)
>>>> >Department of Civil and FAX: 714.824.8694
>>>> >Environmental Engineering Email: chamilto(--nospam--at)
>>>> >University of California, Irvine