In Icu Are Is There A Preference For Whites - page 2

i had a co worker say to me she " we should not hire my ethinic group because we don't like to work new year. and that this not my country this is America." are there any other minorities finding it... Read More

  1. by   tammyg652
    The Nurse Who Made That Comment To Me Sincerely Apoligize For It And We Work It Out. But In An Ethinical Mixes Healthcare Enviroment Question Like This Will Come Up .
  2. by   K98
    In our facility if you are breathing and have a license they will hire you...
  3. by   ProfRN4
    OP- just out of curiosity, what is your ethnic group, and are you guys known for not wanting to work New years I am Catholic, therefore I am known for not wanting to work Christmas. I doubt that has ever prevented me from getting a job.

    It cerainly is discriminating, and yes, every unit manages to work out the holiday schedule somehow.

    And yeah, this thread does seem a bit weird. If you truky are looking to have a question answered, you should rephrase it, because it is a bit difficult to understand.
  4. by   tammyg652
    never said it prevent me from getting a job in fact our nurse manager is part of a minority group i saying the fellow nurses seems to make the process of working there easier for some than other. It appears to me that those that they help happen to be of caucasion descent. e.g we had a nurse from other deptment worrking they practically beg her to come back for ot and no one ever bother asking me. In fact, the schedule has not even been posted yet.
  5. by   bethin
    Quote from tammyg652
    never said it prevent me from getting a job in fact our nurse manager is part of a minority group i saying the fellow nurses seems to make the process of working there easier for some than other. It appears to me that those that they help happen to be of caucasion descent. e.g we had a nurse from other deptment worrking they practically beg her to come back for ot and no one ever bother asking me. In fact, the schedule has not even been posted yet.
    Did you volunteer to work ot? On my floor, the same people work ot because they don't have a family or they have a family but are the breadwinner and need the ot.

    If this is such a problem, you need to take it up with your nm.
  6. by   bethin
    Quote from tammyg652
    i had a co worker say to me she " we should not hire my ethinic group because we don't like to work new year. and that this not my country this is America." are there any other minorities finding it difficult work in the units and they feel it would be easier if they were "right'" nurse or they were in other units
    You state you had "a coworker" say this to you. Maybe you should talk to that co worker and discuss what she said.
  7. by   P_RN
    White uniforms, white chocolate, white underwear I remember them well. My coworkers....were my coworkers.I'm pretty sure we didn't have a problem. I'm pink, my best frend was cocoa, another friend was on the auburn track,

    We did have an asian girl whose skin was such a beautiful golden glow.....but you know I have to stretch my memory to recall who was what. Excellent people from near and far. Why on earth would it matter what one individual said to you about such a silly topic?

    Personally I LIKE working New Year's Day. Time and a half, no elective surgeries, a trauma or two but they usually went to the unit or to the surgical trauma floor first. Then we got another paid day off for working NYD. How great is that?
  8. by   schreibere
    We rotate holidays in the ER and it seems to work rather well. I do believe if someone brought up anything as personal as my ethnicity as being an influential factor in my obtaining a position I would immediately report that to their supervisor. People with that mentality have no business in healthcare. One might question if their efforts in care are shadowed by the same prejudice as their preconceptions regarding potential staff.
  9. by   daverika
    I did a quick mental review of the colleagues I work with and had to laugh...to start with,at least 25 % of us were born outside the US. Our recent hires include people born in the Phillipines, France, and Russia. All have accents! Other colleagues include African American, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mexican ethnicities. A Canadian and American Indian also come to mind... and that's just the nurses in the ICU! If someone is giving you a bad time about your race or ethnicity you should talk to your nurse manager. Discrimination and/or harassment is illegal. You should be judged only on your nursing excellence, not the color of your skin or where you were born.
  10. by   Annointed_RNStudent
    As a new grad RN (double minority (male) ) I have applied for jobs in two almost predominately caucausion hospitals and have not been offered positions for Speciality or Med-Surg Jobs, However every diverse hospital I ever applied to I was offered positions, mostly in my first choice and on the spot!

    So go where there is diversity I believe it makes a difference!!!

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