Re: Loud approval

From:Melissa Jensen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bartlett, Jeanine" 
To: "Histonet" 
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:54 AM
Subject: FW: Loud approval

> 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
> 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
> in.
> 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
> >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
> >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
> >they themselves know very little about.  If the supervisors were educated
> in
> >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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