I agree with ‘Salary figures do not add up’ (Letters 16 October).
I was the acting engineering manager for a company based in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, turnover £9 10m.
The company made a wide range of products which involved injection moulding, metal pressing, PCBs, and light assembly work. The engineering department was responsible for the design, development, and support of new and existing products, and technical support for the sales force.
The department consisted of nine engineers, all of whom were responsible to me.
How much was this position worth? £19,000 plus car! Total value £24,000.
I would not change my chosen career, but I still get mad when I hear some fool telling me that engineers are not concerned about pay. These types should grow up and get a life!
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