[Histonet] Offended

Charles.Embrey Charles.Embrey <@t> carle.com
Fri Dec 12 08:14:18 CST 2008

Joe, I can hardly believe you could be that grouchy :).  When I was
looking hard for a tech I called my buddy Matt Chase at Children's to
try and coax him over to my lab.  When he said no, I asked if he would
let me chat with his techs and see how they were doing.  Alas, he also
replied negatively to that.  The truth is that techs are becoming harder
to find and are going at a premium price.


-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:19 PM
To: Michael LaFriniere; Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Offended

here we go and it's almost Friday. I received a call just like that at
last job. Me being me, I gave her a piece of my mind ( not too much, I
have that much to go around). Told her she had some big testicles (not
word I used, but you get the idea) and hung up. I then called in the
and had a talk with him. Asked him if he was looking for a job. He told
that he wasn't and didn't know how she got his name. I told him that if
was looking for another job to do it on his time and on his dollar. If I

ever received another call from a headhunter naming him, he would have
talk to them because he would be shown the door.
There are other ways to go about this. Calling a lab is not one of them,
I'm sure some people give their work number for different reasons,
trying to 
use it as leverage for a pay raise, to get the supervisors nervous,
the techs are that brazen, or belong to the id10t  club. Let's face it,
are becoming a scarce breed and people have quotas to meet. Some will
at nothing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael LaFriniere" <MLafrini <@t> csmlab.com>
To: <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:37 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Offended

I Wanted to obtained opinions of Managers/Supervisors in the histo world
how you handle situations regarding recruiters calling directly into 
Pathology Labs to specific tech's and stating they are seeking referrals
job placements. I recently had an AP staffing solution company call one
my labs to talk to any "histologist"  I felt was to recruit staff.  I
this is an unprofessional practice to call directly into the laboratory
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
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
types of companies on personal time is their business, however, I think
is offending for companies to demonstrate this behavior.  If anyone
like to know which company and person called into my lab I will
inform you on private email!

Michael LaFriniere
Executive Director
Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia

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