Codes of conduct or ethical codes exist in many professions. Engineers can also commit themselves to being good.
The first code of ethics for engineers is the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer — written by Rudyard Kipling in 1925 — for new Canadian engineers. It says an engineer shall not suffer or pass any Bad Workmanship and will not refuse their time, thoughts and care towards any work. Fair wages are expected and colleagues shall not be evil-eyed. After swearing to this in the presence of more senior engineers, the new engineer receives an Iron Ring. This ring is to be worn on the pinkie of the working hand as a constant reminder of both pride and humility in all engineering work.
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