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OOD

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Alright I'm getting nervous about this job opportunity. No calls yet. I hope I don't end up becoming a sandwich artist. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just hell to make sandwiches for everybody except yourself all day.
 
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now they're entertaining the idea of bringing on another new hire that'll be better than the last one, but they're ignoring me about what they should and shouldn't be focusing on in their resumes as well as the fact that we are in no way ready to train a new person (as we haven't even finished cleaning up the mess of the old person)

my supervisor keeps stressing that she wants someone who's like. an MA or an LPN or "a lab person like you"

I'm technically "just" a phlebotomist. I am not a medical technologist, but I have worked lab tech positions that don't call for that high a level of licensure. the phlebs I've worked with over the last decade have ranged from pretty dang intelligent to barely sentient; some have worked in actual labs and are familiar with panel components and reference ranges etc, and some have refused or been unable to learn anything beyond what tube to use (and even then, poorly) and where you're not allowed to stick. I've also worked with MAs and LPNs that are functionally illiterate. it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to do any of the aspects of my job, but the abstraction in particular is, at the end of the day, taking information from one place and saving or transcribing it in another place. I don't agree that having a title of MA or LPN is a valuable criterion here, both because it is unnecessarily screening out people who may be quite knowledgeable but lack licensure/certification, and because it artificially inflates/elevates people who honestly have no right to have that licensure.

the dude we just canned was an MA. I'm technically "beneath" him in the hierarchy of, like, certifications/licensure/what I'm allowed to do, but look how that turned out 🙃
 
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Valve1138

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now they're entertaining the idea of bringing on another new hire that'll be better than the last one, but they're ignoring me about what they should and shouldn't be focusing on in their resumes as well as the fact that we are in no way ready to train a new person (as we haven't even finished cleaning up the mess of the old person)

my supervisor keeps stressing that she wants someone who's like. an MA or an LPN or "a lab person like you"

I'm technically "just" a phlebotomist. I am not a medical technologist, but I have worked lab tech positions that don't call for that high a level of licensure. the phlebs I've worked with over the last decade have ranged from pretty dang intelligent to barely sentient; some have worked in actual labs and are familiar with panel components and reference ranges etc, and some have refused or been unable to learn anything beyond what tube to use (and even then, poorly) and where you're not allowed to stick. I've also worked with MAs and LPNs that are functionally illiterate. it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to do any of the aspects of my job, but the abstraction in particular is, at the end of the day, taking information from one place and saving or transcribing it in another place. I don't agree that having a title of MA or LPN is a valuable criterion here, both because it is unnecessarily screening out people who may be quite knowledgeable but lack licensure/certification, and because it artificially inflates/elevates people who honestly have no right to have that licensure.

the dude we just canned was an MA. I'm technically "beneath" him in the hierarchy of, like, certifications/licensure/what I'm allowed to do, but look how that turned out 🙃
Time to go full Office Space.
 
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wetwille

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now they're entertaining the idea of bringing on another new hire that'll be better than the last one, but they're ignoring me about what they should and shouldn't be focusing on in their resumes as well as the fact that we are in no way ready to train a new person (as we haven't even finished cleaning up the mess of the old person)

my supervisor keeps stressing that she wants someone who's like. an MA or an LPN or "a lab person like you"

I'm technically "just" a phlebotomist. I am not a medical technologist, but I have worked lab tech positions that don't call for that high a level of licensure. the phlebs I've worked with over the last decade have ranged from pretty dang intelligent to barely sentient; some have worked in actual labs and are familiar with panel components and reference ranges etc, and some have refused or been unable to learn anything beyond what tube to use (and even then, poorly) and where you're not allowed to stick. I've also worked with MAs and LPNs that are functionally illiterate. it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to do any of the aspects of my job, but the abstraction in particular is, at the end of the day, taking information from one place and saving or transcribing it in another place. I don't agree that having a title of MA or LPN is a valuable criterion here, both because it is unnecessarily screening out people who may be quite knowledgeable but lack licensure/certification, and because it artificially inflates/elevates people who honestly have no right to have that licensure.

the dude we just canned was an MA. I'm technically "beneath" him in the hierarchy of, like, certifications/licensure/what I'm allowed to do, but look how that turned out 🙃
There are always turds that got a license or certification who basically suck at their job. You just need a good expert layperson.
 

Mr. Asa

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now they're entertaining the idea of bringing on another new hire that'll be better than the last one, but they're ignoring me about what they should and shouldn't be focusing on in their resumes as well as the fact that we are in no way ready to train a new person (as we haven't even finished cleaning up the mess of the old person)

my supervisor keeps stressing that she wants someone who's like. an MA or an LPN or "a lab person like you"

I'm technically "just" a phlebotomist. I am not a medical technologist, but I have worked lab tech positions that don't call for that high a level of licensure. the phlebs I've worked with over the last decade have ranged from pretty dang intelligent to barely sentient; some have worked in actual labs and are familiar with panel components and reference ranges etc, and some have refused or been unable to learn anything beyond what tube to use (and even then, poorly) and where you're not allowed to stick. I've also worked with MAs and LPNs that are functionally illiterate. it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to do any of the aspects of my job, but the abstraction in particular is, at the end of the day, taking information from one place and saving or transcribing it in another place. I don't agree that having a title of MA or LPN is a valuable criterion here, both because it is unnecessarily screening out people who may be quite knowledgeable but lack licensure/certification, and because it artificially inflates/elevates people who honestly have no right to have that licensure.

the dude we just canned was an MA. I'm technically "beneath" him in the hierarchy of, like, certifications/licensure/what I'm allowed to do, but look how that turned out 🙃
You're too smart for your job.
 

Josh

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I'm at a client's office today and the owner took me aside to ask if my employee was an employee or business partner. I'm like no, he's a soon-to-be employee, last day is today. Then he mentioned to me that the last time my employee was here (a month ago), he had a serious case of BO. All of the employees of my client's business were mentioning it to their boss. The owner and I had a good laugh. I never really noticed except when doing outside work pulling cable and other stenous labor.
 
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wetwille

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I'm at a client's office today and the owner took me aside to ask if my employee was an employee or business partner. I'm like no, he's a soon-to-be employee, last day is today. Then he mentioned to me that the last time my employee was here (a month ago), he had a serious case of BO. All of the employees of my client's business were mentioning it to their boss. The owner and I had a good laugh. I never really noticed except when doing outside work pulling cable and other stenous labor.
If they are leaving on good terms maybe you could mention it to him. As a heads up. Or just buy him a going away gift and include some deoderant.
 

APRIL

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I'm at a client's office today and the owner took me aside to ask if my employee was an employee or business partner. I'm like no, he's a soon-to-be employee, last day is today. Then he mentioned to me that the last time my employee was here (a month ago), he had a serious case of BO. All of the employees of my client's business were mentioning it to their boss. The owner and I had a good laugh. I never really noticed except when doing outside work pulling cable and other stenous labor.
I have an interview on Monday with a promising candidate. :wiggle:
 
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