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Done.  I've accepted all responsibility for this and all is well now.

Unfortunately, I'm now late for my new job at Walmart and since they don't
have internet access for the employees in the break room, I bid you all
farewell.

Alden
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff Schwinger" <clifford234(--nospam--at)comcast.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: Field problems


>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 1:24 PM
> To: SEAOC Newsletter
>
> >I just had a steel inspector call me with the following finds on a
> >commercial project i have:
>
> Probably you should write a letter to your client, requesting that you
> be
> allowed to assume complete responsibility for all consequences, latent
> and patent, at no charge and without impacting the schedule. Then have a
>
> last cigarette, strip to the waist, lie down on the sacrificial altar
> until the high priest of sloppy fabrication cuts your heart out to
> invoke
> a suspension of the laws of applied mechanics.
>
> Christopher Wright P.E.
>
> Alden,
>
> I agree with Christopher's suggestion. When investigating field problems
> like this it's good to keep things in perspective and always remember,
> it's your fault. And if you can't justify that the "as-built" conditions
> will work, then it's REALLY your fault.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Cliff Schwinger
>
> (P.S. I would like to nominate Roger Turk as ENGINEER OF THE YEAR.
> Roger, if you read this could you please send me an application for
> membership in the "Dumb Old Guy" club. I am only 47 (or 48 - I forget)
> but I can supply plenty of references verifying my qualifications for
> membership.
>
>
>
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