Letter: The forgotten professionals

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The Independent Online
FOR ONCE I was pleased, up to a point, to find no reference to engineers in your article 'Call yourself a professional?' (5 December), which seems to suggest widespread disenchantment among those whom we in this country have traditionally thought of as professionals.

As a Chartered (Mechanical) Engineer, I and many others like me suffer the consequences of misuse of the word engineer.

Our exclusion from your article says much about the perception of our profession in this country.

Managers beware] The lack of 'professional mystique' may yet be your professional undoing.

Geoff Donkin

North Humberside