FW: Loud approval

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine"

A pathologist who would like to remain anonymous sent this to me....

Let me quote a phrase or two:

"The problem falls with the...pathologists and others...that think they
know what it takes to do a job that they themselves know very little about."

Say Amen!

The histotechnologists with whom I am lucky enough to work, and to have
worked, do a beautiful job IN SPITE OF all kinds of hurdles, many of which
could be lowered, if not eliminated, if I and other pathologists knew more
about histotechnology.  When things DON'T go right, ninety-nine per cent.
of the time it's because of something done at the cut-in bench.

If I could consistently do as good a job, as a pathologist, as my
colleagues in histotechnology do, as histotechnologists, I'd be a MUCH
better pathologist.

And I'm happy to let histotechnologists do THEIR job without putting my oar

At 06:28 10/07/02 -0400, you wrote:
>I honestly don't think the issue is between the MT's and the HT's.  I think
>we are all professional enough to know the skill and knowledge that is
>required to do these jobs well and to know that neither can be learned well
>in a few months.  The problem falls with the supervisors and pathologists
>and others that manage that think they know what it takes to do a job that
>they themselves know very little about.  If the supervisors were educated
>the field(s) they are supervising we wouldn't have this problem.
>Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
>Centers for Disease Control
>Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
>1600 Clifton Rd., N.E.  MS-G32
>Atlanta, GA  30333 

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