Always started by putting on my protective gear, then retrieve, lable, process and place specimens in the proper bins for transport to the correct testing facility. I learned what happens to your specimens after you leave the doctors office. we also learned about many different diseases. My management always had an open door policy, was very personable and caring for her staff and was always willing to jump in and assist the staff to meet deadlines and handle large volumes of work. The most enjoyable part of the job was that we were able to listen to music and was not micro managed.