I guess I'm being simplistic, but it seems to me that if engineers started
turning DOWN such work, sooner or later Smith's "invisible hand" would take
I realize that if YOU don't take it someone else will, but perhaps THEY can
make money on it and would be better suited to the task (organizationally, I
mean, not slighting your ability).
But I suspect that they can't, either, and so either the work gets done in a
slipshod fashion, or the architects start coughing up the fees.
Interesting to get your perspective.
From: Joseph R. Grill [mailto:jbotch(--nospam--at)blissnet.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: Salaries
Bill, That is a different subject I would like to get into a little later.
Actually, I was being a little sarcastic. Make on some and lose on some.
These are super custom homes, lot's of gingerbread, and junk to design for.
Fees here are tough to draw, and some of the competition is.......well, like
say, another subject.
"Polhemus, Bill" wrote:
> Off the subject, but why do you take such work if you can't make any money
> on it?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph R. Grill [mailto:jbotch(--nospam--at)blissnet.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 7:44 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Salaries
> About 80% of our work is
> related to those nasty custom homes, anywhere from 1 to 5
> million, high seismic and snow areas. I didn't say I make
> any money on them though.