Re: Nerve - - ending


I have to disagree with your statement "the only time
you hear from one is if you give an opinion about their product that is
not in favor of their product".  I think all of us benefit every day from
imput on histonet by vendors, sometimes we don't even know they are vendors.
Let's keep this issue in prospective.  I know you had the problem with giving
out the recipe for a propriatory product, but wasn't that resolved when you
just gave out the published reference instead?  Let's all try to play nice
together and respect each others value and contributions to the field of

Marsha R Price wrote:

> Nancy,
> 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.
> Marsha
> 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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