[Histonet] Need info


   I work for the Navy as a civilian histo tech. I have been here for 5 yrs.
And as of Valentine's Day, I got land basted by a pathologist presenting me
with a new and revised work description of my supervisory duties. I got told
that as of April 1st I will have to be trained for 30 days to gross in all
small specimens. This is at no extra pay and I am a GS employee. I felt like
I was done totally wrong, because they went behind my back and threatened me
that if I didn't comply to learning how to gross, that administrative action
will be taken against me. Now remind you I would've been far more receptive
if I had been asked to gross and possibly be upgraded from a GS-7 to a GS-8
or GS-9. But no, I was treated like I was some enlisted navy sailor. I would
like to know if anybody has any information on rights that histo techs have
when it comes to grossing. Can an employer threaten you after working for 5
yrs and tell you if you don't comply, administrative action will be taken
against you. I assume that means...in the board room, and being told "you're
fired". I have the Union involved but any information on employee rights,
regulations etc...would be of great help. Thank you in advance.


Heather A. Harper

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