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It warms the cockles of my heart to know there are others in the same boat!

Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
Victoria BC
Canada
vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com

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From: Seaintonln(--nospam--at)aol.com <Seaintonln(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Eating $$ (Over-Runs)


>Each of the suggestions that I read from Chris and Paul were good and valid
>advice. I would, however, ask how the owner of this business survived for
20
>years specializing in "small jobs" at such low fee's. Is there this much
>competition in the area for small projects or, as in my case, do you feel
an
>obligation to serve the community by taking small jobs that noone else will
>touch?
>Sorry to sound so harsh, but I have been in this position an allowed myself
>to become stressed out by these clients who screw up in the field and then
>expect the engineer to get them out of it for what ends up at less then
>minimum wage (after business overhead).
>Here is how I would address the issue:
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