[Histonet] OT: Early Friday Hour of Fuming

Breeden, Sara sbreeden <@t> nmda.nmsu.edu
Mon Sep 21 13:22:37 CDT 2009

I have just found out this morning that I will be unable to attend NSH
this year.  This alone is unfortunate news for me but, interestingly
enough, is not due to budget issues.  The reason I am "fuming" this
morning is not because there is no funding for my attendance (that was
already in place), but because there is such a serious shortage of
histotechs in this country that there is no one to cover me!  A
"traveler" is out of the question (that's a budget issue!); anyone that
might be hiding and is not known to me to be available in our city would
have to have about a month's lead time to get vetted for the position
through the State.  Anyone that thinks that histology is not important
should try to fill a position when there is such a shortage of trained
and qualified technicians.   If we, as histologists, do not begin to
make ourselves more visible and promote our profession as a worthy,
fulfilling and job-secure life, more and more of us will find ourselves
in this position. Thank you - I feel better for having Fumed.  There is
no need to reply as I know many of us are in the same boat.  I was in
the boat and lost my paddle!


Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)

NM Dept. of Agriculture

Veterinary Diagnostic Services

PO Box 4700

Albuquerque, NM  87106



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