In our current EPR system where people feel as if they are competing for stripes, this is a fear I have. I would hate to see people taking short cuts and sacrificing their personal integrity to get a few steps ahead of their peers. I saw it happen in the aircraft maintenance world when the demands far exceeded the capabilities. People took short cuts to try and get ahead. This worked for awhile until there was a death on the line. I am not afraid of someone actually dying from careerist short cuts, but I do think our culture would quickly erode if we start taking short cuts.

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