[Histonet] RE: Offended

Merced Leiker leiker <@t> buffalo.edu
Thu Dec 11 16:10:43 CST 2008

1.) Bio companies may sell their mailing lists to other companies...
2.) Do you have any online subscriptions to anything? They may sell your 
3.) I've heard of companies scanning Facebook and MySpace - is your home 
address is on them and set to public?

Just some guesses....

--On Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:07 PM -0600 Ingles Claire 
<CIngles <@t> uwhealth.org> wrote:

> A certain company has recently started sending histo related fliers TO MY
> HOUSE. I want to know where they got my home address, especially since I
> have never actually done business with this company. Claire
> ________________________________
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu on behalf of JR R
> Sent: Thu 12/11/2008 11:09 AM
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] RE: Offended
> Hi Michael,
> Yeah, I can see how that would be annoying to you.  If you get a
> solicitation call at work that bugs you--tell them to buzz off.
> I don't know that you ought to let it hurt your feelings or something,
> though.
> In the world of business, it is reasonable to expect that head hunters
> are at all times seeking to hire your best and brightest out from under
> you--the way to stop them is by making it worth people's while to stick
> around.
> To my knowledge, histotechnologists are, as a rule of thumb, over-worked
> and under-appreciated.
> And yet they are darn handy to have around.
> I suggest that you make it your personal mission to ensure that your
> histotechs ARE NOT looking for another job.  That way, when a recruiter
> calls, your techs say "Leave my current position?  What are you
> crazy??!!!"
> Jerry Ricks
> Research Scientist
> University of Washington
> Department of Pathology.
>> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:37:42 -0500
>> From: MLafrini <@t> csmlab.com
>> To: Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>> CC:
>> Subject: [Histonet] Offended
>> I Wanted to obtained opinions of Managers/Supervisors in the histo world
>> and how you handle situations regarding recruiters calling directly into
>> Pathology Labs to specific tech's and stating they are seeking referrals
>> for job placements. I recently had an AP staffing solution company call
>> one of my labs to talk to any "histologist"  I felt was to recruit
>> staff.  I feel this is an unprofessional practice to call directly into
>> the laboratory and to hide behind the wording "referrals" when actually
>> it appears they are trying to get information from the tech on the phone
>> seeing if they are looking for a "new job".  I feel that this is an
>> intrusion as well as inappropriate in our line of business and we are
>> not in the business to give referrals to companies in the staffing
>> solution arena for their monetary gain as well as trying to entice  our
>> staff. What the staff does with these types of companies on personal
>> time is their business, however, I think it is offending for companies
>> to demonstrate this behavior.  If anyone would like to know which
>> company and person called into my lab I will personally inform you on
>> private email!
>> Michael LaFriniere
>> Executive Director
>> CSM
>> Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia
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