Steel Beam termination question.

This was a two year old home. The beam termination was only visible on one end, the other side being finished. The supporting post was 6 feet from the end. I reported that the beam needs steel shims welded in place instead of the loose scrap wood used. Now the new owner questions the other side. Question; Does the distance of the support post matter or should this be properly shimmed?

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The beam needs to be properly shimmed to the bearing wall. The support post is secondary.

That’s what I thought, but it always helps to ask.