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      02-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #157
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Originally Posted by ArtPE View Post
trust in family is implicit, although may not be warranted...

trust in employees is earned, respect is implicit...this is a business contract, not a relationship
after a while we turn access on...
it's my dime, my rules...
they are on probation for 3 months...
and we don't consider them professionals until they are licensed, which takes 4 to 10 years usually...
until then, they are 'in training', after they graduate and pass the first test...

we all know how much time can be wasted on the internet during the work day, myself included, that's why I did it...

no one seemed to complain when we handed out bonues avg 5k for those guys...
we have very low turnover...

civil and maybe mechanical are the only two engineering disciplines that really need PE license. technically, a professional is anyone displaying a good set of manners in business environment. same goes for engineers. there are people in my field who have 30 years of ChE experience without PE license. they are by any definition professionals.

in my opinion, while trust is definitely earned, you also need to have a littlebit beyond just a contract. rigid management breeds passive-aggressive employees. seen it over and over again in my measly 7 years of experience.
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