RE: Dr. Oppenhiemer

From:"McCormick, James"

All...I just can't resist raising my hand to be heard....I do not know where
Dr. Oppenheimer and other like minded pathologists or administrators have
been sheltered. Let it be known that at least one pathologist in the world
cares greatly about the status of Histotechnologists and their PROFESSION ,
me. I know how thin to cut the gross tissues. I can embed processed tissues
at the bench with the best and tricks with the cryostat and bench microtome
are in my vest pocket. Because I continue to work with our technologists
they earn my respect and I continue to understand the difference in cutting
tissues in a humid warm summer and brisk cold winter. I go to battle with
administration to obtain the best benefits for our histotechnologists that
are available in the market. We are a happy camp and when I attend the NSH
meetings I am proud to know each of the thousands of Histotechs that from
year to year attend the annual banquet. Congratulations, all of you for
working in our profession. Enough now of wasting Histonet space with all of
these pent up emotions and thoughts.  Lets get back to exchanging thoughts,
experiences and solutions to our day to day problems.  Part of the joy is
problem solving.  Sincerest best wishes to ALL.......J.B.McCormick M.D,just
a member of NSH like all of you

-----Original Message-----
From: Marsha Price []
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: Dr. Oppenhiemer

-----Original Message-----
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:59:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Dr. Oppenhiemer
I can say that. I was a working Supervisor , who went in at 4 am and was
usually the last to leave. I did approx. 80% of the  bench work. Maybe you
were referring to a bigger chief than me like the Pathologists?
Marsha Price

> OK here I go sticking my neck into the fray. I think that Dr. Oppenheimer,

> with all due respect, which is more than he is showing to the tech posting

> here. Should get a life. He apparently has no idea about the kind of jobs 
> tech do in a clinical setting.  Many people choose their profession for a 
> variety of reasons. It is not Dr. Oppenheimers place to judge them. I
> before he goes off on a diatribe, he should sit down and embed a couple of

> hundred blocks, then cut a hundred blocks before lunch. Then he should get
> pay check for the job he just did. I think he need to realize this is a 
> career choice not a religion.  I have sat in a histo lab embedded blocks
> cut sections. All day in fact, even though it was not my area of
> I am about to leave the clinical field myself, for a job in research. It
> less pay, but more satisfying. No beam counter looking over my shoulder, 
> making sure I am not over spending.
> OK waiting for the ax to fall on my neck. 
> John
> PS our department chief has even sat down in the mornings and embedded
> when the histo lab was short staffed. I have a lot of respect for that
> How many chiefs can make that claim


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