RE: RE: Name.

How about using that very outdated and discredited methodology of WELCAN
units. They should give you some indication of the time taken to produce
every thing from an h+e to a post mortem without histology.
There is a formula for working out the cost for each of these procedures or
alternatively how about trying a computer program, datatree was fashionable
in then NHS a few years ago.
Tony Crick

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Ian Montgomery. []
Sent: 24 May 2001 10:16
Subject: Fwd: RE: Name.

        Budget. Following the many threads in Histonet charging seems to be
getting more and more prominence. Unfortunately I'm now in the same
situation. In the past I only paid cursory attention to these posting now
I'll be paying very close attention. In the first instance it will be
covering my costs with a small markup but, depending on usage,  my superiors
want full recovery. So rather than the specimens and a report it will be
specimens, report and a wee brown envelope. The nightmare begins, how do you
cost one specimen, tray of slide and an H & E. When your multitasking (see,
I right on top of the jargon) the amount of time you spend on a single block
must be tiny so I'll spend more time costing the job rather processing and
staining the specimen. 
        Beginning to think I should buy a lottery ticket this weekend.  

Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 12:47:58 -0400
From: "Morken, Tim" <>
Subject: RE: Name.
To: "''" <>

Those are good for laughs, but to follow current marketing theory you need
to have name that is meaningless and then do massive marketing to tell
people what it you want it to mean and even how to pronounce it (in order to
give some poor marketing student a job, you know). 


(anything with a capital E or lowercase i seems to do well these days.
By the way, what is your marketing budget for this venture?


-----Original Message----- 

From: Dr. Ian Montgomery. [
<> ] 

Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 7:53 AM 


Subject: Name.

        Thanks for the many suggestions for a lab name but John Kiernan,
what are you doing to me. Your first suggestion, Biological Observational
and Operational Zoology and Entomology Resource - BOOZER. Give me a break.
For non UK subscribers a BOOZER is a Bar or someone who consumes large
quantities of alcohol. Ok, I have been known to frequent boozers and I do
admit a love of Mother Natures gift to Scotland, the whisky. But here I am,
sitting in sunny Glasgow, and having colleagues say, "I'm away to see the
auld boozer in the BOOZER." My scientific credibility, what it is, would
vanish. I'd end up pushing a supermarket trolley around the campus with a
sign round my neck, homeless and hungry, want any sections cut - cheap. 

Directorate Overseeing General Services and Preparation of Objects for
Observation - DOGS POO. 

        Well, for me it has to; 

Glasgow Institute for Research into Laboratory Sciences, Organization
Network and Liaison with Young microscopists. 


Dr. Ian Montgomery, 

West Medical Building, 

University of Glasgow, 


G12 8QQ. 

Tel: 0141 339 8855.  Extn:6602. 

Fax: 0141 330 2923 


Dr. Ian Montgomery,
West Medical Building,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ.
Tel: 0141 339 8855.  Extn:6602.
Fax: 0141 330 2923

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