on 9/18/01 4:46 AM, Peter Chadwick at Peter.Chadwick@zarlink.com wrote:
>> Smacks of a mix of duff design, duff engineering and penny pinching.
> Is it, I wonder, the result of the shortage of RF engineers that we hear so
> about? Although the reality is not so much a shortage of engineers, but a
> shortage of ones prepared to work for the salaries on offer. Plus possibly too
> much reliance on CAD rather than checking the computer's answers to see if
> they're realistic?
No, there's plenty of "RF" engineers out there. However, there are not
plenty of "competent" RF engineers. And these days, Peter's correct, those
of us who were engineers move on to other things where we can make more
money and don't have to deal with dunderheaded management. Oh yeah, and
then there's marketing that forces you to put 20 pounds of rocks in a ten
pound bag and sell it at minimal profit margins.
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