RE: [Histonet] Quality of equipment

From:"Weems, Joyce"

With the "do more with less" mentality there just aren't enough of us to make sure the quality remains the same. At least that's my take on it. We have the same problems in our lab. The harder I work the behinder I get and the light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train... :>)Joyce WeemsPathology ManagerSaint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta404-851-7376404-851-7831 - Fax-----Original Message-----From: on behalf of Joe NocitoSent: Tue 3/11/2008 6:40 PMTo: histonetSubject: [Histonet] Quality of equipment I must air a pet peeve that has come up recently. Have you noticed since all the buy-outs, hostile takeovers and mergers that the quality of the equipment has deteriorated? We purchased two new stainers and received them in December 2007. Since we received them, either one or both have been broken for one reason or another. I'm talking major problems like the machine getting hung up, the arm loosing its position and coming down on top of a reagent container, parts falling off, etc. To the company's credit, they did replace one machine this week, but, did this need to happen at all?    We have had a demo coverslipper for 5 weeks that we can't use because it is broken and the company hasn't sent out anyone to fix it. Hmmmmmmm, makes me want to go out and purchase two of these models.    At my last place of employment, two of the same machines kept breaking down. I had (no exaggeration) 1/2 inch of repair receipts with in one year and as far as I know, that machine is still there.    These are different machines from different companies. It seems that the quality is just not there any more. Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just a Nocito thing? I know, I left myself open on that one.Joe "the Toe" please don't flame me Nocito _______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Thank you. Saint Joseph's Health System, Inc.

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