Cutting. The core of our work. As a bench tech I suspect you get to cut and embed every day. Would you be surprise that when taken out of a lab for a long period of time, you might MISS cutting and embedding?
I don’t get to cut every day like I used to – and yes – I really miss it! I think it’s part of why retired techs take part time and PRN work. We miss the art of making those beautiful sections from GI to full large-mold colon slides.