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Mahmood Elnasser
12/21/13 01:34
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#190207 - Working
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
Richard Erlacher said:

"Working" is something I often have had to pin down before contracting for a piece of work. I've found that most potential clients don't really know what that means, not even to them. I generally insist on testable conditions, and many potential clients have been entirely unable to specify what they consider acceptable. Most often, that means I don't do business with them.
After all, one has to know when he's done the job, and be able to prove it.

You are absolutely right, I've got a contract to repair two test sets for air force, when finished the test sets pass self test and I sent them for calibration and they got calibrated ok. client won't accept them because they indicate that the device under test always fails. Explained to them that the problem is outside the test set but they will never listen. Been legally fighting them for a 8 months and now I won the case.
Would have saved me alot of time and headache if I stated in the contract that the device should pass the self test and calibration to consider it working fine.

List of 16 messages in thread
Old PS2 Keyboards (White) Working, New Keyboard not working      Mohit Gupta      11/28/13 23:59      
   "working fine" (sic)      Andy Neil      11/29/13 01:28      
      PS2 Keyboards are not working      Mohit Gupta      12/01/13 22:00      
          "working fine" (sic)       Andy Neil      12/02/13 02:21      
   Maybe this will help      Richard Erlacher      12/04/13 11:19      
      Here's a link that might be useful      Richard Erlacher      12/20/13 05:30      
         Dead horse?      Andy Neil      12/20/13 15:33      
            Far too many queries fail to define "working"        Richard Erlacher      12/21/13 01:13      
               Working      Mahmood Elnasser      12/21/13 01:34      
               RE: Far too many queries fail to define "working"      Andy Neil      12/21/13 02:18      
               The difference between "Engineering" and just hacking?      Andy Neil      12/21/13 02:48      
                  The core of engineering is not experimenting        Richard Erlacher      12/24/13 02:03      
                     experimenting equals ....      Erik Malund      12/25/13 10:23      
                        Yes ... likewise, believing the first page of the datasheet      Richard Erlacher      12/26/13 01:16      
                           RE: believing the first page of the datasheet      Andy Neil      12/26/13 06:56      
                              Exactly!      Richard Erlacher      12/26/13 13:37      

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