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Ace That Phone Interview
September 28, 2015 6:10 AM by Scott Warner
Our plumber Bob once confessed he refuses to answer his cell phone in the bathroom. Ironic or not that’s not so obvious in this age of instant communication and social media trivia. It also makes me wonder who does. CNN describes a candidate who flushed Read More...
Please and Thank You
September 23, 2015 2:12 PM by Scott Warner
The Ghostbusters reboot has me chuckling over the original. There’s a scene where an EPA official asks Bill Murray’s character to see the ghost storage facility, and Murray refuses explaining, “Because you did not use the magic word.” In an expression Read More...
What to Ask a Salesperson
September 18, 2015 8:25 AM by Scott Warner
I once stopped at a local Dodge dealer to buy a truck. No matter how direct I was the salesperson insisted on steering me toward a different vehicle. I even said, “Look, you’re not the only game in town. I want that truck,” pointing to one. Inexplicably Read More...
Making the Deal
September 14, 2015 6:09 AM by Scott Warner
I was going to blog about handling sales people, but it’s complicated by both parties wanting the best deal. And making the deal is harder than it looks. As a bench tech many years ago I enjoyed booths at trade shows, but I was only a shopper. No matter Read More...
Why Do You Switch Methods?
September 9, 2015 6:10 AM by Scott Warner
One of the challenges in laboratory medicine is keeping up with technology while reducing cost or keeping budget neutral. This isn’t easy, since the amount of information grows daily from emails, websites, trade magazines, scientific magazines, physician Read More...
Working With Nursing
September 4, 2015 1:08 PM by Scott Warner
The current Advance opinion poll question , “What is your laboratory’s relationship with your facility’s nursing staff?” has me thinking. As fellow Advance blogger Stephanie Noblit points out, medical laboratory professionals don’t often have a positive Read More...


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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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