As long as consumers are more concerned with who's $50 cheaper it will never happen. I don't know how many times I have educated the HO, it looked like they were going my direction and the next thing I know I hear is "Well we know we should make these changes but right now we just need to get it going." Then they go cheap, the problems that caused it to fail in the first place goes unrepaired.
Originally Posted by second opinion
I fight that mentality almost daily with management in as a facilities engineer. They finally turned a corner and I'm able ot say, "listen, if we spend $$$$ more now, I will save you 2X that 4-5 years from now. The worst is engineering. Their primary goal is first cost and their roejct timeline. Long term operating costs and service life are irrlevant in most cases.
I'm having to pay out big time to upgrade the specification for a railroad crossing so it will last more than 12-16 months. I either spend and extra $40k now and do it right during a 2 day period, or we tear it all out 2 years from now and spend probably $60k and 4 days of downtime to do it right then. Gee... which makes more sense.
. _ Kick the can down the road._
Originally Posted by motoguy128
We'll cross that crossing later /// In the interests of Full Employment at some point in the future, let's put in crap now.
a.k.a. philosophy of The Idiots on the Potomac
or any 'government think' entity
It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE
with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE
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