Re: Information Engineer

Subject: Re: Information Engineer
From: Pat Gantt <pagantt -at- POSTOFFICE -dot- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 09:58:40 -0700

Novell is even in trouble with this one and is in a lawsuit

> In many companies (maybe not in the 'puter industry) the title *engineer*
> cannot be used unless the person holds a degree in a recognized field of
> engineering from an accredited engineering school. In certain legal senses,
> the title cannot be used unless the individual is a registered professional
> engineer. Where does that leave us technical writers.

Absolutely do *NOT* call yourself an engineer unless you
hold a Professional Engineer Certification in your state.
It is illegal and can lead to heavy fines in and some
sames a small jail term. Why take someone else's area
of expertise as one's own anyway? Being a technical
writer is just fine.

Pat Gantt ~ pagantt -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net
The University of Tennessee ~ M.S. HRD
Electronic Performance Support Systems
Doing it the hard way is always easier :^)

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