Ed-vise Episode 180

A Welcome Back GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, back from So. Cal and ready to “GET IT ON!”

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Because I love Wednesdays!

There are some things in this life that you have no control over. And, because of that lack of control, once in a while, you end up in a very bad situation. Hopefully, by thinking about that possibility, you can put the odds a bit in your favor.

The scenario: you live in a high rise condo. At the home owner’s meeting, you have an engineering consultant saying the building is in trouble and a government employee saying the building is fine. The score is 1 to 1. A tie. Who do you believe?

That is what happened in Miami recently. Consultant and government at odds with each other’s opinion. Then, the building collapses and now, we have a mess.

What Would You Do in that meeting? What would you ask? Who would you believe?

Couple of things.

First, the consultant was called in. Someone had the alarm that something was not right about that building. So, they reached out and called a building engineering consultant to look it over. That consultant pointed out that the building has problems. Did they know it would collapse suddenly? I doubt it. However, problems of a serious nature were pointed out.

The government employee that said it was fine…he signed off on the building plans. He also signed off on building plans from years ago that also resulted in a collapsed building.

When it comes to dueling entities like a “for profit” company versus the gub-mint, I would say lean toward the money. Why? If the “for profit” company is corrupt, you have recourse against them. Plus, the market will force them out because most people do not do business with a company that has a bad reputation.

The gub-mint, on the other hand, if they are wrong, they shrug and say “oh well.” No real legal recourse and no way to run them out of town. After all, the gub-mint is in it for the gub-mint (or party…don’t get me started) and they really don’t care about you.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember before you say someone has dementia, make sure they can hear.


Published by edhlaw

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