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Are there any hospitals or nursing homes in Phoenix that employ a few to none Filipino nurses. I know I will be called racist. But i work here in so cal now,and they are very cliquish.

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cardiacRN2006 is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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Yikes!

:uhoh21: Seriously?

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Are there any hospitals or nursing homes in Phoenix that employ a few to none Filipino nurses. I know I will be called racist. But i work here in so cal now,and they are very cliquish.

forgive my spelling

Not sure what the problem is but, what I will tell you is that nurses come in all types of colors, ethnicities, and backgrounds. You should not be in the healthcare field if you cannot accept that. As far as cliques, I would just assume the women you work with feel more comfortable with other women that understand them. They might feel "safe" as opposed to opening themselves up to such stereo-types as you have mentioned??????

Just My opinion......

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Are there any hospitals or nursing homes in Phoenix that employ a few to none Filipino nurses.

It might be more of a California thing as I recall Kaiser in San Diego hired a disproportionate number of Filipino nurses in the 1990's. I think it was intially an attempt of hospitals trying to save money.

Anyway, I haven't seen anything like that in the valley.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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In New York City, we have Filipino nurses, their culture is different from others. I think you must learn how to be open minded.

Sometimes you have to ask...Can they get the job done?

I can answer this question for you..Yes, they can..they can get it done professionally.

Also, you have to place yourself into a bigger picture.

Think...without them, you hospital might be understaffed, when that happen...you will be overworked and underpaid....

I don't have to like them, nor do I think I have to hate.

When you go to work, do yourself a favor, or perhaps your patient a favor...focus on whatever you are doing...in that kind of setting, patient care is your PRIORITY. TEAM WORK is very important.

Life is short...so enjoy it as much as possible.

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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well here in ny there are many filipino nurses, my good friend is filipino. people usually gravitate to others like themselves , u know its a comfort thing. as long as their not mean or exclude you it probably is something you will have to accept and try to work into( can't beat um join um) talk to them. i know how frustrating it is to have people around you talking different languages and talking only to eachother, believe me my preceptor was haitian and i'm sure she was telling the hatian cna about me in her language. i don't sweat it. if your knew to the unit, this will be the usual for a bit, but get to know them, if they're the same way for a long time like mo's then explore other options, like a different unit. good luck , we're all in this together!;)

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Are there any hospitals or nursing homes in Phoenix that employ a few to none Filipino nurses. I know I will be called racist. But i work here in so cal now,and they are very cliquish.

forgive my spelling

It must be a SoCal thing. My sister works in Placentia and shares your frustrations. She gets very frustrated when working charge and they choose to ignore the majority of what is said in English. After she says something, they stare at her at start talking to each other in Tagalog but she has no idea what is being said. That being said, I've had some Filipino friends that are awesome, but I can understand how frustrating it is when groups of people choose to communicate only amongst themselves in a language that is foreign. On a sidenote: When I go to the nail salon, often the employees are speaking a language common to only them and I always think they are making fun of my feet :lol2:

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It must be a SoCal thing. My sister works in Placentia and shares your frustrations. She gets very frustrated when working charge and they choose to ignore the majority of what is said in English. After she says something, they stare at her at start talking to each other in Tagalog but she has no idea what is being said. That being said, I've had some Filipino friends that are awesome, but I can understand how frustrating it is when groups of people choose to communicate only amongst themselves in a language that is foreign. On a sidenote: When I go to the nail salon, often the employees are speaking a language common to only them and I always think they are making fun of my feet :lol2:

Now that IS one thing I AGREE with. If you are going to live and work here in th U.S.A please speak our language when around us. I think that foreign languages should be spoken at home or atleast not in the company of those of us who don't speak it. The truth is most of the time they are talking about us. My girlfriend is a manager of a staffing firm. She hires alot of hispanic workers so alot of her employees that work in the office speak spanish. When she cam on bored they had fired the old manager. The girls had no idea my friend was married to a hispanic guy before so she knows some spanish. The very first day they were speaking spanish and were ragging on the one girl other than my friend that is white. My girlfriend(their) manager turns around and says to them in spanish "this will be the last time you will use spanish amongst yourselves in this office"!!! They about fell over.......but it worked!!!

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Now that IS one thing I AGREE with. If you are going to live and work here in th U.S.A please speak our language when around us. I think that foreign languages should be spoken at home or atleast not in the company of those of us who don't speak it. The truth is most of the time they are talking about us. My girlfriend is a manager of a staffing firm. She hires alot of hispanic workers so alot of her employees that work in the office speak spanish. When she cam on bored they had fired the old manager. The girls had no idea my friend was married to a hispanic guy before so she knows some spanish. The very first day they were speaking spanish and were ragging on the one girl other than my friend that is white. My girlfriend(their) manager turns around and says to them in spanish "this will be the last time you will use spanish amongst yourselves in this office"!!! They about fell over.......but it worked!!!

Unless you have a prove that they are talking about you....otherwise, using what one's experience about the Hispanic people...and transfer that experience to other group of people is "funny."

I remember when I took English 101, my professor used to say "You have to prove your argument by providing the evidence. In your case, it is only "You think, and nothing else!"

God bless America!!!

Don't think too much...Life perhaps is too long for some...But please enjoy it as much as possible.

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It must be a SoCal thing. My sister works in Placentia and shares your frustrations. She gets very frustrated when working charge and they choose to ignore the majority of what is said in English. After she says something, they stare at her at start talking to each other in Tagalog but she has no idea what is being said. That being said, I've had some Filipino friends that are awesome, but I can understand how frustrating it is when groups of people choose to communicate only amongst themselves in a language that is foreign. On a sidenote: When I go to the nail salon, often the employees are speaking a language common to only them and I always think they are making fun of my feet :lol2:

I forgot to say that most shifts she is usually the only non-Filipino nurse at her facility. So when I say that EVERYBODY is speaking Tagalog (on the floor, in the break room and, often, to patients) I'm not exagerating. I think diversity is a great thing, but feeling like a foreigner at your place of work is not so great. She also works at a hospital and that is a much more diverse group and she enjoys working with her co-workers more.

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Are there any hospitals or nursing homes in Phoenix that employ a few to none Filipino nurses. I know I will be called racist. But i work here in so cal now,and they are very cliquish.

forgive my spelling

Hi there,

America is a melting pot with people from different races and background, color or creed. You have to learn to be diverse, and learn other people's culture before you judge them.

One question for you: A you racist?

Persistence

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I think what the OP is getting at is the feeling of being left out of conversations that take place in other than the English language. I have worked in several states at multiple sites with multiple nationalities. Every place I have worked at has specifically stated that you will speak English while at work unless speaking to a non-English speaking patient. This only makes sense. Its not being racist, its looking out for pt safety.

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