[Histonet] Goodbye Joe and other thoughts

Mitchell Jean A. JMitchell <@t> uwhealth.org
Mon Oct 23 09:28:55 CDT 2006

In the original histonet "goodbye" post from Friday 10/20/06 it states:
"some one called my place of employment". 

A company name is not specifically mentioned as being the caller but
conclusions are being drawn that it was a particular vendor that made
the phone call. I am not necessarily defending a company/vendor here (I
do not use their product) but.....that phone call may very well have
been from an individual histonet member who made the contact.  We do not
know and in all fairness it cannot be assumed and conclusions should not
be made that the particular company in question made the call to Joe's

Thanks Jennifer for bringing up some good thoughts on this!

Jean Mitchell, BS, HT (ASCP)
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Department of Neurology
Madison, WI  53792 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Hofecker, Jennifer L
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 8:12 AM
To: histonet; Nocito, Joe
Subject: [Histonet] Goodbye Joe and other thoughts

I tried to stay quiet, but after two days of contemplation, I must
"chime" in.  First, I hope that it really isn't Good bye to Joe.  I
personally appreciate his humor, honesty and vast array of knowledge.
He has helped me out on many occasions in the past.  
As for the flaming that one encounters on this list... I have (since my
initiation into the flamed club) always tried to refrain from anything
that could be taken as an inflammatory comment.  It's not just vendors
that are doing the flaming and causing trouble with employers.  Most of
the negativity that I have received has been by private list members.  I
would think that a forum such as ours can only successfully exist if we
can exchange positive and negative views on topics.  I admit, if I am
going to post a positive endorsement for a product, I'll post to the
general list.  If I have a negative opinion (not often, if you know me)
I will usually respond in private to the person who posted the query.
Self preservation, I guess...
I definitely think that going around behind people's backs to their
bosses is not a good idea.  I would; however, like to remind everyone
that our vendor companies can also be a vehicle for tremendous good.
They help out on the state, regional, and national levels with so many
things that we may not even realize.  It's very easy to get caught up in
the negativity, but I did want to interject a little "ray of sunshine". 
I hope that Joe will come back to the list and I hope that those
(vendors and others) who feel they must try to cause trouble over an
opinion, will take a vacation, go to the spa, hibernate, or do something
else to relieve their stress.  As for me, I'll continue to tread lightly
with my posts.  Hopefully, I haven't angered anyone today.
Have a great week,
Jennifer Hofecker, HT (ASCP)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Neuropathology
(615) 343-0083
(615) 343-7089 fax
TSH President
NSH Quality Control Committee Chair



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