. . . . and all the money has been spent before its even reached the North . . . . . no surprise there then.
Comment on: Brickies ‘earn more than architects’
There is a wider debate to be hard here, without it degenerating into general complaining about our life decisions. We are architects because frankly, it is a great way to spend your working career, if you don't feel the same, do something else.
Architects have to want to change the situation, stop working for nothing, stop working extra hours without pay, stop working for clients that simply don't value what we do, walk away from clients who just want the cheapest price, so on and so forth. We are highly trained, talented professionals, we need to act together as a community to effect change. We also need to demonstrate why we're charging the fees we do and the associated value, instead of just deciding that we're more valuable than other professionals in the construction industry.