RE: Dr. Oppenhiemer

From:Jill Songer

Hmmmm, need an extra tech, Dr. McCormick????

At 12:07 PM 8/27/2001 -0500, McCormick, James wrote:
>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
> >

Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech

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