Re: Hazelton Labs
Date: March 12, 2017 01:55PM
I worked as a technical report writer for a little less than none or ten months at Hazleton in the late 1970s, from 1977 -1978. Hazleton paid for absolutely none of my additional college work. I found the atmosphere to be highly demeaning, especially having worked for "Der Obergroupenfuhrer" there. I was paid only 25 cents per hours more than those who worked with the monkeys and dogs doing inhalation studies. It was my first job out of college, but it did not serve as a springboard for anything at all which was positive for me. It way have been a source of academic identity theft which has plagued me now for over the past thirty years. I later paid for other degrees out of my own pocket, a two year degree in medical technology which led to employment at three times my former salary at Hazleton, followed by subsequent graduate work in the fields of education and biology. I do not have a degree in biochemistry, but two M.Ed degrees in education, almost a third mater's degree in biology, and 95th percentile scores on the National Teachers' Exam Test of Biology and General Science, a score of 760, and complete inability to obtain any kind of position teaching high school science for the past thirty years. I have been a college adjunct laboratory instructor three times, as well as have had part-time work for over a decade as a home-bound teacher, and that is about it. Also, I have been a past American Mensa IQ Test Proctor. I joined America Mensa using my score on a Miller Analogies Test which I took back in 1986. I am no dim bulb, but I have been trying to figure out the source of my academic identity theft, I do not know whether or not it traces to Hazleton labs or subsequent employment at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. where I worked initially as a med tech, and then as a technologist in blood banking for 5 1/2 years before trying to obtain employment as a high school science teacher which actually would have paid more money! I am also registered BB(ASACP) in blood banking and MLT (ASCP) in the general laboratory, both ASCP registrations I acquired post-Hazleton lab days after receiving subsequent training in the medical laboratory science field. I am still trying to figure out what happened. I also understand that there may be a lot of manufacturing of false academic credentials in the DC Metro Area. None of my credentials are fake. I do not know what gives-- other than to say it's a man's world. It does not surprise me that Hazleton would pay for a man to obtain a Ph.D. in biochemistry. My immediate boss , a Georgetown University grad who used to play in the Army Reserves on the weekends, and in my opinion got the federal government to pay for a whole lot of his education and just about any kind of crap he wanted was probably able to successfully "game the system" there-- and also would help to pay for the subsequent education for any man who worked there. The lab in my opinion was a "old boy system" for men, jocks, and folks with military credentials, not for women in the field! However, I am not a detective and i cannot trace down these things. To me, getting Hazleton to jump start a career in the Navy or whatever all falls in the line of $300 toilet seats and over other government cost overruns which I have read about in the newspaper. There appears to be a network of high testosterone crooks with military contracts as well as the right connections to research labs which also have government contracts which is abundant in the DC metro area. However, in the meantime, people like me have to pay for it which we can least afford to do because we are scammed left and right with identity theft, and other crap which keeps us unemployable, regardless of whatever wattage our light bulbs happens to be. Incidentally, addition to having Mensa membership, I had had a past membership in Intertel also, the 99th percentile high IQ society, and I am collecting social security early, today because I cannot get any kind of employment commensurate with my academic training or previous work experience. I feel that none of this is my fault, either. Also, I cannot find pro bono legal representation to help me to trace this down, either.
I just Googled Hazleton labs over the internet because someone from the state of Virgnina helped me to re-veamp my resume three years ago; I used it, complete with a misspelling of Hazlton labs in it which I just now notived. So, I decied to Google hazloton to try to figure out why this state offical changed my orignal spelling of the lab in my resume docments, and found this discourse on Hazleton. I have had all sort of Bozos change my orignal spelling of a lot of things both interms of job applcaitons, reseumes and so forth. I donot know what the deal is with that either. Fro some reason, I keep running into theses pedeantic Bozoz who bleive that I donot know how to spell my own name, much less spell correctly any anme of former employers. However, I sincerely doublt whether the misspelling of Hazlton labs is responsible for the diffiuclty I have had in seeking subseuent emplyment fowlling my 5 1/2 year emplyment at the greater Washgiton metropoltican Blod baki of the American red cross when it used to be lcoated at 2025 E Street, NW in Washignton, D.C.
I am still trying to figure out exactly what happened. I also had my academic transcripts evaluated by OPM in 2000, and was given a rating as an entry level statistician, and could not parlay that into a federal job, either. I had subsequent to my employment at Hazleton one year's worth of graduate level bio-statistics in my academic transcripts as well as numerous courses in tests and measurement in both education and psychology. I could not get into grad school in psychology either or in educational psychology after having made a score of 700 on the GRE in psychology, also.
Again, I do not know what gives. I also have had gradate courses in not only biology but in graduate medical technology taken at the MCV campus of VCU. My graduate course work in education was taken at GMU, VCU as well as the University of Virginia, from which i have one of my two M.,Ed degrees. In addition, I have graduate psychology course work from GMU, JMU, as well as from Lynchburg College. I have undergraduate work from GMU, Marymount (Arlington, Va) Mary Washington, and NVCC.
I can not say where the problem lies. I do know that I appear to have an academic identity mix-up with another "Carol Shumate" who used to work as an Event programmer at George Mason University in the past as well as was a special educator in the Northern Virginia area and has an M.Ed. in Special Ed obtained in 1977 from George Mason University, listed in the same alumnae book which lists my first bachelor's degree from GMU. ( I obtained a second bachelor's degree, a B.S. rather than a B.A. nine years later.) I met her for the first time in October of 2003 in Richmond Virginia where she was passing out a CV which listed her M.Ed as coming from the University of Virginia where I obtained one of my two M.Ed. degrees.
Sp I do not know what gives. I really need pro bono legal representation at this point in time. I do not know how to get it. No one in VA government will tell me how to obtain it. Also, I was told that the state of Virginia will not sue the state just in case that the problem lies at George Mason University with one of GMU's former employees. I was told this over the telephone when I last talked to one of the state attorneys long distance in Richmond while I was still living in Northern Virginia around 2003 or 2004. I cannot recall what the guy's name was, but I think that he later committed suicide. He was an acquaintance of Mr. William Henry Hurd, Esq, with whom I have had difficult dealings in the past. In addition, I do know pretty much for a fact that m nemesis in identity theft was involved in the pro-life movement which was also championed by Mr. William Henry Hurd, and was a special educator. I do not know whether or not there is any cross-over between pro-lifers and PETA people who were beginning to picket Hazleton labs when I worked there. I also had a PETA nut in one of my graduate biology classes which I wound up auditing at GMU, which I was taking at the same time I was employed at Hazleton labs. This PETA activist nearly drove me crazy the entire time I was employed at Hazleton by calling me up on my lunch break and telling me to quit my immoral job.
I did not quit due to the instigation of anyone at PETA. I quit really because I found the work environment a little be too toxic. I was unaccustomed to hearing the F-bomb hurled at me constantly. Later, I adapted to that language, but it took me twenty years to develop some insensitivity to hearing it expressed. Those in the military are probably more accustomed to hearing it.
My late father was a high ranking civilian DoD engineer, who retired from the Department of the Navy. I never heard such crude words bounced around when my parents were entertaining other civilians in the DoD as well as Navy brass; however, I guess I was exposed to more genteel circumstances than the average Hazleton employee with a military background. Also, prior to college I spent a number of years in a Friends' School in Moorestown, NJ, but wound up graduating from a public high school in Louisville, KY after my father was transferred to KY. No one I knew threw around the F-bomb in common parlance until I came to work at Hazleton labs in 1977. I never circulated with Naval enlisted men, or other enlisted people, nor military officers who would swear at me in the mixed company before I was employed at Hazleton. However, I found such language also when I was a graduate student at VCU, 20 years later, and encountered some other faculty/staff who had former military reserve backgrounds, also, and tended to employ similar expressions. In addition, I heard a wide variety of found f-bomb laden epithets uttered by the nonprofessional laboratory staff by when I worked on a mixed racial shift during the evening and later overnight in the Drew Center at 2025 E Street, NW in Washington, D.C, where I was employed as a med tech from 1982- 1987, before the blood bank was mo relocated to suburban Maryland. The blood bank was relocated after I quit and returned to college to train full time in a teacher certification program under the auspices of Lynchburg College. My education there was partially financed by a Pell grant.
At any rate, for whatever it is worth, here is my take on the matter. I hope that someone may be able to uncover where my academic identity theft first began.,