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Jackie M O'Connor Jackie.O'Connor <@t> abbott.com
Wed Jul 7 12:35:19 CDT 2010

Over the years, I have had some HT and HTL registered technologists who 
were crummy technicians.   I'm jus' sayin' that certification doesn't 
automatically mean you are better than a non-certified tech. 

"Gunderson, Michael" <mgunder1 <@t> Fairview.org>
Jackie M O'Connor <Jackie.O'Connor <@t> abbott.com>, "Fredrickson, Mona" 
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07/07/2010 12:31 PM
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By telling someone they should earn the same without passing our 
registration exam diminishes the effort and hard work of registered HT and 
HTL's.  Management are not dinosaurs, they are fair.   The exam is there 
to weed out the weak and under or un-qualified, if you cannot pass the 
test, you have not earned the right of those who have.

Michael A. Gunderson HTL(ASCP)
Lead Technologist-Immunostains Laboratory
University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Laboratory: 1-612-273-9119
Fax: 1-612-273-4879
Email: mgunder1 <@t> fairview.org
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Ask management if he would suddenly be a better technician and more
valuable if he passed the exam?   Duh - no.   In my opinion, merit
increases should be based on merit - not documentation.
If he's not eligible, he's not eligible.  Does your management increase
pay based on certification?   So, if a certified tech with one year of
experience came to your lab, they would be paid more than an incumbent
tech with 8 years experience?  Sounds like you have some dinosaur
management there.

"Fredrickson, Mona" <mfredrickson <@t> nrh-ok.com>
"Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu" <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
07/07/2010 12:04 PM
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Hello All in Histoland,
I have a tech who is employed as Histotech eligible, but he was not able
to pass the HT exam and now is no longer eligible to thake the test
because he has to get his associates degree in science.  The lab
management wants to change his title from histotech eligible to histotech
non-registered without pay increase.  But I feel the pay should be
increased. So I would appreciate comments on the following:
1.) should title be changed from eligible to non-registered?
2.) After having done this for 8 years should his pay stay the same?
3. Should job responsibilities remain the same
 Thank you in advance for feedback!
Histotech in Oklahoma

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