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PLEASE REMOVE THIS ADDRESS FROM YOUR MAILING LIST.

At 09:56 AM 7/5/99 EDT, you wrote:
>As an immigrant to this Country,  I feel that engineers are not as 
>prestigious as lawyers and doctors.  In my country, lawyers and doctors are 
>just a notch higher in social status than engineers.  But in this Country,  
>my impression is that engineers are way below than lawyers and doctors.  
>
>Lawyers and doctors are addressed as Attorney and Doctor respectively while 
>engineers is simply Mister, like an ordinary older person.  In our country, 
>an engineer is addressed as Engineer, not Mister.  This indicate your status, 
>socially or professionally.  In this country,  they don't even know what is 
>P.E. at the end of a registered engineer.  I have been asked so many times by 
>people who have been here troughout their lives and people who are in the 
>construction industry.
>
>If we address each other and insinuate relatives, friends, acquaintances, 
>clients, etc. to address us Engineer then at least we will eventually be 
>recognized slowly but surely in the future.
>
>How about starting it now!
>
>
>Engr. Alfonso S. Quilala Jr.
>
>
>(Instead of Alfonso S. Quilala Jr., P.E.) 
>
>
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