You were correct in saying that you have no business spouting off about the
state of "the histotech mind" without talking to each individually. Your
sweeping comments are bound to generate scads of negative responses...and
this would be one of them.
It IS time for the histotech to ask what his or her job can do for him or
her. Yes, Histotechs (All that I have met, without exception) care about
patients. You are essentially calling all histotechs stupid, but true
heroes since none of us are paid adequately and we remain in the field.
Like most armchair quarterbacks who sit on the sidelines and observe the
fray, you make criticiisms and suggestions with no courage or practical
experience in the field to merit our attention. Don't be foolish enough to
believe that histotechs have such low self-esteem that they will not defend
themselves against someone who preaches that we seek out more respect but
gives none himself.
It's nice of you to offer your "solution" to folks with our mentality, I
guess we should bow before your great enlightenment...but I don't think so.
Rather, maybe we should all give notice and find other careers so we can
revel in all the woulda's, coulda's, and shoulda's that would inevitably be
coming from the mouths of folks with your "mentality".
Glen Dawson BS, HT & IHC (ASCP)
Lead IHC Technologist
From: Jonathan R. Oppenheimer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: RE: Hospital v. Corporation
My solution is for folks with your mentality to confront the hospital
administrators, tell them what you do and why, and if they are not able to
negotiate with you to a compensation package that is agreeable, give-em a
months notice and move on. Chances are they will cave in and you'll have
both better salary and alot more respect.
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