Very well said! and if there is a vote count going on, please include me
in as a yes for recruiters and any other labs
or hospitals that want to post their jobs on the histonet.
On Mon, 09 Jul 2001 20:09:15 -0400 Mike Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hello HistoNetters,
> Sorry to mention thius subject yet again but I thnk it is worth a
> discussion. Frieda Carson had a good point but I agree with the 17
> and now
> 18 including myself that disagreed with her opinion. We are an
> under-represented, over worked, under paid and often unrecoginized
> proefessional group; and anything to further our professional
> endeavors-techically related or job recruitment and/or information
> welcomed by me in this forum. I am always looking for a new
> opportunity and
> many times they are not in the paper. Also if I should ever move
> out of
> state I could secure an interview without even picking up the phone
> of recruiters with info and e-mail. I see institutions and
> advertising openings all the time on the net-why not recruiters as
> long as
> the net isn't flooded all the time with ads? They do a service and
> there is
> a crisis in histology related positionas across the country.
> Recruiters are
> smart and savy people who have seen a need that they can service and
> at the
> same time take advantage of an opportunity for themselves. I see
> this as a
> win/win situation.
> Because of the job crisis in histo I am afraid
> institutions/employers may go
> back to hiring HS Diploma grads and under skilled staff. With ads
> at our
> disposal on the computer more people could be placed in the
> level positions. Many states do not have state licensure
> yet-including NYS.
> We should all be aware that our field could become diluted with
> skilled or on-the-job trained techs who have little science
> background or no
> insterest in staying in histo for the long run (High turn overs in
> based settings- like evey 6 to 12 months I have seen-clerks trained
> to cut
> leave.) This is not good for our field we need stability and
> staff and properly prepared staff-at least an ASS degrees pref in
> bio or an
> ASS in histo tech related.
> Well enoough of my soap box monolog!! Thanks for reading it if you
> did. If
> you don't want to press DELETE!!
> Sue Becker, HTL (ASCP)
> Albany, NY 12205
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