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I agree fully with Syed Abulkhair Masroor. At the end everything follows
simple economic rules and "survival for the fittest".

Sikander Abulkhair
Toronto, Canada
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From: "Syed A Masroor" <smasroor(--nospam--at)gem.net.pk>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: Offshore Design


> Most product and service companies out-source. And it has always been
> considered correct as long as the company putting its brand on the end
> product ensures quality.  Whats so different about engineering?
>
> As I see it, there are two issues here.
> One is about money being taken out of US citizens and given to
> outsiders.  The answer to this one is simple:
> Americans are better than us at food and entertainment business. So we
> eat at there Pizza Huts(most popular restaurant here), drink Pepsi(80%
> of our cola market) and watch Titanic (braking all viewership records).
> We are better at engineering design and writing software, so the
> Americans buy it from us.
>
> The other issue is direct responsibility:
> My last boss used to sign drawings after first glance through them. He
> was the only licensed engineer in the company and his only other
> contribution was dealing with the clients. But, this was supposed to be
> his direct supervision, since we were working in his office instead of
> remote and getting salaries instead of payment on job basis.
>
> S A Masroor
> Karachi, Pakistan
>
>
>
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