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Passive Aggressiveness
March 30, 2012 7:26 AM by Scott Warner
I often hear “He is just being passive aggressive” or “Her problem is she is passive aggressive” to dismiss behavior we don’t like or understand. A passive aggressive person has always seemed to me someone who mucks up the works without having the assertiveness Read More...
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New Physicians
March 26, 2012 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
There are two basic ways to meet new physicians: you accept a job and are the new kid on the block, or the doctor is. Either way a relationship should be established built on professional respect. Who is responsible? Both! Borrowing from nursing, a “Professional Read More...
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You Are What You Say
March 21, 2012 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
You are what you say. You tell stories and express yourself using words, just like a book. What you say and how you say it lets people know if you’re a textbook, novel, autobiography, or gibberish. And yes, people judge you by your cover. It happens, Read More...
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Do the Right Thing
March 16, 2012 7:21 AM by Scott Warner
I remember watching Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing , set on the hottest day of the year in Brooklyn, during the coldest nor’easter that winter on the Maine coast. Every so often the snow let up, and I paused the movie to bundle up, trudge outside, and Read More...
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Are Most Lab Techs Introverts?
March 12, 2012 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
Being called an introvert isn’t exactly a compliment. A coworker once scoffed at me, “You’re … introverted ,” a conclusion probably arrived at through group discussion. Yet this is common for a profession in which people need to work alone for long hours, Read More...
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It’s All About Trust
March 7, 2012 6:19 AM by Scott Warner
I’ll confess, there’s a lot of fluff on satellite television I like. A house favorite is Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry on ID (Investigation Discovery) that recounts cautionary tales of spouses duped by cheats, molesters, criminals, grifters, and those whom Read More...
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Working with Smartphones
March 2, 2012 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
According to PC Magazine, the first “smartphone” was the Simon by IBM and Bell South in 1994. By 2002 the popular Blackberry was introduced to the market. Since 2008 this market, which has shown astonishing growth, includes iPhone, Android, Windows, and Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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