ht vs non ht pay

I have been trying to send this but it keeps coming back, so I am going to try again.  Also, I am not trying to start an argument about who is the better tech.
I understand why ASCP is changing the guidelines (with techs taking the exam 3 or 4 times before passing), but what good will it do?  Yeah, yeah--I know that most job descriptions say ASCP or eligible, but so what?  I know from personal experience that many labs will just change the job descriptions.  I know one girl that just passed the BOR and was told that she wasn't going to get a raise because the other techs (non registered, no college, no formal training) were already getting paid are registered techs.  They actually told her that they had no hopes of anyone passing the exam-ever, because everyone had taken it and failed more than once.  Pay didn't exactly mean that much, although an increase would have said "good job," she just wanted the respect of the others who told her that a college degree meant nothing.  
I was just curious to see if this was commonplace and was going on everywhere.

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