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Re: More STAR Observations
Posted to Emissions Forum on 8/13/2012 7 Replies

It occurs to me that some of you reading my previous post might be thinking, "Why should you care? Just do your job properly and it will all take care of itself."

Well, I submit to you that it WILL NOT take care of itself, because I have been properly performing my duties as a licensed technician for eleven years, and I can't do my job any more properly than I already am as a member of the human race.

Once again, I invite you to browse my short-term measures; go back all the way to the beginning of last year. I 'Test-as-received' or reject; I do not turn away max-incompletes or incomplete repairs out of fear from some ridiculous metric. The vehicle passes my fair, objective test, or it fails my fair, objective test, via my logical interpretation of the hazy rules laid down in SCIP and SCRG.

That is how it should be for an inspector, and that is exactly from where my intense anger comes with regards to the FuPR, since it is CLEARLY not measuring my performance as an inspector, but the future performance of the vehicle that I inspected, and it is simply ludicrous for ANYONE to claim that they are the same thing.

As I stated before, with the exception of my distracted undercover incident, I have NEVER come even close to failing any test related to my chosen profession, until my .00 FuPR came out in all of its glory for the world to see. I do not take insults lightly, and an illogical insult of this magnitude demands a logical response of similar magnitude.


Michael Barry
Quick Stop Smog & More
Sacramento, California, USA

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