one foot out, one foot in

  1. :icon_hug: hello, nice to find this place and join in...i want to leave the profession and i hope i can survive venting, discussing issues, i want to encourage the newbies because i know its worth while. so im looking forward to sharing and keeping myself afloat as well. maybe it will bring me back to that happy place. thanks ya'all.
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  3. by   TheCommuter


    I'm so sorry to hear about your desire to leave nursing altogether. I'm certain you have numerous contributions to offer to this career field. Would you like to vent further to any of us? I dearly hope everything turns out for the best.
  4. by   nbtwn
    thank you,,im 46 and have been doing nursing for 8 years, maybe its just an itch, i want to remember why i came into this in the first place. sometimes im feeling down, like now...i got fired, i feel i have a case but i don't want to be blacklisted. i wanted them to speak english and they don't, it inhibited patient care, well i blew cause nobody listened to me, i was constantly ignored. so they just replaced me when they got 2 new hires. i don't know how to feel. i never was fired before.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from nbtwn
    thank you,,im 46 and have been doing nursing for 8 years, maybe its just an itch, i want to remember why i came into this in the first place. sometimes im feeling down, like now...i got fired, i feel i have a case but i don't want to be blacklisted. i wanted them to speak english and they don't, it inhibited patient care, well i blew cause nobody listened to me, i was constantly ignored. so they just replaced me when they got 2 new hires. i don't know how to feel. i never was fired before.
    Was Spanish the foreign language involved? Or was it Tagalog (the language of many Filipino people)?

    I am just asking because I am a native Californian who experienced the similar types of language barriers and ethnocentrism from nurses of different racial-ethnic backgrounds.

    I apologize in advance if I have offended anyone.
  6. by   nbtwn
    It was tagolog. This place is LTC in southern california, im still new here, im thinking its the area. I am from northern california, I never had this problem before. im here supporting family, I plan to stay another 4 years. I am half filipino but I don't speak the language. They didn't know that. I look very typical American( loosely used-sorry) , blond/white. I know this culture. I am so offended and hurt because I couldn't relate effectively and I don't want this to happen again. The 2 hires are filipino. I love LTC, I love elder people!!! Its where I belong. I just want to do a better job in relating but Im up against a majority and they won't adhere to english only policy(when it conerns patient care). I don't care they talk whatever language, but it inhibited pt. care and that disturbs me.
    so do i go into the hospital? im confused. lost. thanks. no offense either, its just a real issue I have to deal with.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from nbtwn
    so do i go into the hospital? im confused. lost. thanks. no offense either, its just a real issue I have to deal with.
    Perhaps it is time to find another nursing home or assisted living facility with strict 'English-only' protocol.

    BTW, I attended school in Van Nuys (greater Los Angeles area). My clinical rotations were in Sylmar, San Fernando, West Hills, Mission Hills, Chatsworth, Encino, and Panorama City. I am originally from Ventura County.
  8. by   nbtwn
    thank you so much for talking to me, it helps tremendously...i will find a new place that speaks english. I feel so bad not being able to do anything, an im afraid of being blacklisted, even filing with EEOC, there are records and it does effect ones' hiring, sorry but it does. reality check. time to move on. i like this site, i want to encourage newbies, pull them thru cause we need them. I do love nursing, you gave me hope. much love. thanks again.:flowersfo
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from nbtwn
    thank you so much for talking to me, it helps tremendously...
    You're welcome. Come back and visit us soon!
  10. by   Tweety
    Nice to meet you. Welcome to Allnurses!

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