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From: "Will Matney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> You would think being sued is the worst part. What if a disgruntled
> customer reported you to the state license board? You would then have a
> review about your engineering license. Here, they beileve the reporter
> more, and your guilty to them having to prove yourself innocent. If they
> pull your license, you can no longer be an engineer. If one even says that
> you can do this over a limit, and they see this, you could sure loose that
> slip of paper and your stamp. According to how bad it is, or what all the
> reporter said to them, it could be a temporary suspension all the way to a
> permenant. It's according to what you can prove. Then, I guess one could
> find a job as a draftsman or in sales. It's worse today too. People have
> gotten law suit crazy, and attorneys don't hold no punches back if they
> think there's extra money they can collect. Even if you fight all this
> succesfully, how much out of pocket expense did it cost you? Even though
> things can be done over the limit, I will har
> dly ever tell someone to do something other than published standards.
> Heck, if you tell someone to build something some way, and it doesn't work
> out, you can be in trouble for doing engineering without a license! That
> is if someone is mad enough to report you. Another thing is if you've
> designed something to be used by another manufacturer. They will sue for
> down time if your product caused it. That can run into tons of money. The
> reason I know about this is I used to have to design and build full scale
> mock ups or models of our equipment to be used in court cases. I've heard
> some of the craziest stories about law suits that can be heard. It's a
> shame to say, but today, people will sue you at the drop of a hat.
Since when do you need a PE license to be an electronic design engineer?
Only a handful of the design engineers that I have worked with over the
years actually had a PE license.
73, Mike W4EF........................................
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