To: SEAOC Listservice <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: 1970
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 09:24:29 -0400
Gas: $0.20 to $0.25 a gallon. All stations provided full service as laws
prevented self-serve gas stations. Oil was checked with each purchase as was
tire pressure, and windshields washed. Promotional items given away with
Had been in practice for 4-years. Discontinued E-O insurance the previous
year when premium doubled to $700 per year.
Billing rate was $12 to $15 per hour.
The construction industry was in a major recession. Small architectural
firms were folding and large architectural firms were cutting back, even
letting "associates" go. With no employment in sight, these former
"associates" started their own practices, operating out of their homes.
PCA started cutting back services/representatives, eventually getting to the
point that they are at now, with few representatives and little promotion.
Ah, yes! 1970 was a year to remember!
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
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