Using a throwaway for obvious reasons. I work in a nursing home and I have a lot of patients request not to have me as a caregiver, but some of them are OK with other men. This makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong because if they're OK with other men, but not me, then clearly it must be me. I'm not sure what it is about me in specific. I'm not sure if it's me being tall (I'm about 6'2", but I do squat down to their level to look up at them), I'm not sure if it's my beard (it's only a half inch, but I know back in the 50s when these patients grew up facial hair was frowned upon), I'm not sure if it's the fact I'm super young (I'm only 19). I understand patients not wanting a male caregiver, especially because a lot of these women grew up in abusive relationships when domestic abuse wasn't illegal. The thing is that I have a hard time getting other nurses to take care of these patients because the other nurses don't want to have to swap a patient out with me or they get annoyed having to always switch someone out with me. It's really discouraging to have such a hard time after I worked my butt off to get my RN and I'm trying to keep my hopes up, but it's so draining. Do any other men have this problem?