Re: [Histonet] Private responses - well said, Barry!
I completely agree with Gayle! This list is invaluable to most of us
working in the field.
Gayle Callis wrote:
> Pam and all,
> Too many people forget or ignore the fact that some individuals who
> are experts in the field of histotechnology are not employed in just
> clinical or research laboratories. If one is involved with a company
> doing technical research and development of a product destined for
> histoland, then they are should be very welcome to comment.
> Knowledge should not be smothered (flames!) I don't see you as a
> salesperson, but a valuable resource providing me with information I
> can choose to use or not. All part of the learning experience.
> Complaints = delete button.
> At 10:13 AM 8/5/2004, you wrote:
> I agree with both Gayle and Barry yet have one reservation. I was
> hit several times on this server for answering very general
> questions and told salespeople should not be on HistoNet. Although
> my answers had nothing to do with any product we sell and by the
> way I am not a sales person, just technical and product
> development. After the second incident that several others came on
> and agreed we were not welcome I stay off 99% of the time. It is
> difficult to walk the line here and not be on privately only. I do
> agree that if it is a sales pitch it should not be on the line as a
> reply that should be private answers only.
> Thanks for letting me say this and I hope no one is offended.
> Pam Marcum
> -------------- Original message --------------
> > Thank you Barry - very well said.
> > Gayle Callis
> > MT,HT,HTL(ASCP)
> > Research Histopathology Supervisor
> > Veterinary Molecular Biology
> > Montana State University - Bozeman
> > Bozeman MT 59717-3610
> > At 09:02 AM 8/5/2004, you wrote:
> > >I hate to see the word "flamed" as here in sunny Houston it
> has been in
> > >the upper 90s for about 2 weeks.
> > >
> > >While I appreciate people's perception about getting
> "flamed" when they
> > >have posted items, I have a real problem with posting most
> > >privately.
> > >Histonet is an extremely valuable resource and there is a
> vast amount of
> > >expertise available. It is only logical for this knowledge
> > >experience to be f! reely shared.
> > >I can't say that I have been "flamed" (or even mildly
> scorched) but
> > >sometimes I make mistakes and post incorrect information. It
> is a
> > >valuable learning experience for me and all interested
> parties to have
> > >any errors corrected. Sometimes it is matter of perception
> and how
> > >criticism is leveled (being brutally frank is not a good
> > >"Flaming" may be perceived by one individual to have
> occurred while
> > >another may regard a response as constructive criticism.
> > >If anyone here gets "flamed" or has their employer contacted
> by a
> > >company about a posting then please let us know. Companies
> do respond
> > >positively to public opinion. Any companies with such an
> attitude this
> > >should be held accountable and so should employers for not
> telling the
> > >company or their representative to take a hike.
> > >I do believe t! hat if someone requests private responses
> that this be
> ; >re spected. Second, I believe that when responding one
> should be careful
> > >when criticizing a piece of equipment or a company. Negative
> > >sticks and while this may be true for a particular
> individual it could
> > >be an isolated incident and due to many factors. Not
> everyone knows
> > >how to deal effectively with companies (and not every
> company knows how
> > >to deal responsibly with customers). I think that such
> listings should
> > >be private. The individual who receives these could then let
> us know
> > >about the final results in the form of a summary.
> > >If I am to get "flamed" for this or any other postings
> please include
> > >"flamed" at the start of the message so that I don't' just
> think that
> > >the response is constructive criticism.
> > >Barry
> > >
> > >
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> Gayle Callis
> Research Histopathology Supervisor
> Veterinary Molecular Biology
> Montana State University - Bozeman
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