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Tom Bayne wrote:

>>Salary leves in the US are predicated on the law of supply-and-demand which
feeds the desperation factor.  Engineers who aggree to work for peanuts --
many are forced to work for low wages as there are not enough jobs to go
around -- through no fault of their own, are fostering the payment of low
salaries to professionals whose salaries should be commensurate with their
construction-management counterparts.<<

There's the story of the college athlete who was never very good at math.  
After he used up his eligibility, he left school and soon started a chain of 
restaurants which became very successful.  In the end, he was a very rich man.

A person that knew him in college, and knew his poor math skills asked him 
how he became so successful.  He replied that he used a 10 percent markup.  
This seemed rather unusual, so he was asked how he could be so successful 
with a 10 percent markup, to which he replied, "It's easy! I buy the steaks 
for $3.00 and sell them for $30.00."

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona