For all the years I have been reading NCE, engineers have been complaining about their lack of status and poor financial rewards.
I was surprised, therefore, to read the comment by Antony Oliver (NCE 17 May). He talks about a 'lost generation of engineers turned away from the profession by the late 1980s recession' and then goes on to suggest that 'supply and demand laws do apply but only up to a point'.
Well, some of us had to endure being subject to supply and demand laws in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and spent months out of work.
Why shouldn't we now expect increases in our salaries if our services are in demand?
Alan Perkins, Alan.Perkins@amec. com