RE: Enough already, nerves are FRAYED!

From:"Dawson, Glen"


Re-read your email and then think about the irony of you calling the rest of
us undiplomatic and snarling.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Callis []
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 1:37 PM
To: Marsha R Price;
Subject: Enough already, nerves are FRAYED!

Back off!! Enough!!! Histonet is an open forum!

My differences vendors are done PRIVATELY - learned the hard way.  Never
been one to mince words and inform vendors their product is inferior in MY
(please note "my") laboratory. In fact, a phone call gets better results.  

I WANT vendors on Histonet, their reponses are as important as any
subscriber.  As for vendor related questions, they usually contact me
privately to avoid any resulting immature, tiring, driveling, sniveling,
snarling commentary.  In this symbiotic relationship, we need their
feedback as much as they need ours for product
improvement/development/sales/expermental results.     

Struck nerves are the result of frustrations leading to undiplomatic
replies/comments/questions, poor choice of words, over-sensitivity and
probable failure to develop a thick skin to take harsh criticismm, then
ignore the source without road rage and/or rectify a problem.  This applies
to ALL. 

Hmmmmm, did that cover all the bases??    

I am not without blame.

If YOU (singular and plural) don't like it, you can remain silent, delete,
or spell UNSUBCRIBE like this - correctly! 

Sorry if I WASTED your time (and mine)!


  At 08:21 PM 3/13/02 -0600, you wrote:
>I think that the reason this is such a sore spot is that this has
>happened to many of us Histotechs too many times, on this particular
>list. I myself have been threatened by two different vendors (and I do
>mean viciously) on two different occasions. I was just responding to
>someone's question on this list. I know do not respond to anyone on this
>list unless it is personnally because of this and others do not benefit
>when we have to do that.
>Since the vendors entice us at meetings etc. is it necessary to have them
>on this listserve? I think since we have their e-mails, phone numbers
>etc. we do not need them on this listserve. I think they are using our
>listserve to monitor and control not to be helpful, because the only time
>you hear from one is if you give an opinion about their product that is
>not in favor of their product.
>On Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:40:40 -0800 Nancy Klemme
> writes:
>> This is becoming a real defensive "them" and "us" discussion.
>> Personally, I am "them" and I am "us"....a histologist employed by a 
>> vendor.
>> We are not opposing teams.  We are not even two sides of the same 
>> coin.
>> One does not survive without the other. One is not better than the 
>> other.
>> We are all dedicated to histology at large.
>> Every one of us is a hypocrite and every one of us is a saint - just 
>> not at
>> the same time.
>> Sometimes we discuss in a specific factual manner, sometimes we 
>> embellish
>> our experiences with emotional judgments and adjectives.
>> Just as a representative (or two or three) from commercial 
>> employment acted
>> in a disappointing manner, I have witnessed (and probably 
>> contributed to)
>> disappointing behavior out of the clinical setting as well.  We've 
>> all
>> done/said/experienced something we've regretted.
>> The vast majority of Histonet subscribers have not entered into this
>> discussion hoping it would just go away.
>> Let's continue on with the productive and helpful Histonet stuff.
>> Life happens.
>> Could we kindly get on with it?
>> Nancy Klemme (HT)ASCP
>> Customer/Product Support Mgr.
>> Sakura Finetek USA, Inc.
>> 1750 W. 214th Street
>> Torrance, CA    90501
>> Phone = 800/725-8723
>> Web site =
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Gayle Callis
Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
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Bozeman MT 59717-3610

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