[Histonet] It's no wonder...

From:"Chris Pomajzl"

...that Histology finds itself in this current state of anger, lethargy, and apathy. From the content posted over the last several weeks, it seems that a lot of people are very hypersensitive and hypercritical.

I personally don't understand all of the hostility. I for one am very thankful for this profession and my position. We perform a very critical aspect of anatomic pathology, and I have learned a tremendous wealth of information since I have moved to the clinical world. I am very grateful for that.

I can certainly get the fact that a lot of histotechs feel unappreciated, but let's be realistic. Most people do not know what histology is, and they do not know what we do. They do not know what to appreciate. Why can't you take personal satisfaction in hard work and a job well done?

And not to mention, this is a job, it is a profession. This is not about me, it's not about you. It's about the patient! We have a responsibility to every specimen that comes through the door. And I treat every specimen as if it belongs to my wife, or my son, or a friend or family member. If you do your job well, without complaint, the accolades will come. Your supervisors will take notice, and you can be rewarded for that. I am so tired of the drama and the in-fighting within the histology community. Be thankful that you have a job. Be thankful that you have a job that pays fairly well. And for most, it did not even require a college degree. It was not long ago that I was making $7 an hour woking in veterinary medicine. I have come a long way since then, and I owe it to Histology. You make the choice to be happy, so why be miserable? I feel sorry for you.

I just wish that people would stop complaining, stop being a part of the problem, and start being a part of the solution. Every day I have people come to me with a complaint. The first thing I ask them is what they propose we do about it. Invariably, they had not even considered how to improve the situation. Every one of us has a stake in this profession, and it will continue to spiral out of control until we change our mindset and adopt a new pardigm.

Rant over. Thanks. I love you all.
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