No Ethnic DIversity

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by Nonie76 Nonie76 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Home Care.

I have seen small mom and pop home health and hospice companies lack diversity in their staff.  Like the company is ran and employed by fellow family members, friends of the family who are like ethnically.  I am curious if others see this as a negative thing.  I have strayed away from the smaller mom and pop companies just for this reason.  

MelEpiRN

MelEpiRN

176 Posts

No experience with it, but I'd say both lack of diversity is a problem but also a company that is heavily staffed by family and friends? Run far far away. So many potential problems with that business model.

Kyrshamarks, BSN, RN

4 Articles; 622 Posts

Legitimate question here.  Why does everything have to be about race? 

JKL33

6,208 Posts

On 6/7/2022 at 12:39 PM, MelEpiRN said:

No experience with it, but I'd say both lack of diversity is a problem but also a company that is heavily staffed by family and friends? Run far far away. So many potential problems with that business model.

Really??

I'm not saying the business the OP is referencing does good work or anything--since that is a matter that is always up to the integrity of those involved--but other than that variable, running a small/family business seems like a legit idea and not unethical in its own right.  I was raised in one, worked harder before getting out of HS than I likely ever will the rest of my life, and I gotta say from my perspective it's the huge faceless corporations that make my skin crawl because of the ease with which they seem capable of being inhumane in general. I will do anything I can for the rest of my life to avoid ever working for one again. So far so good.

 

Davey Do

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17 hours ago, Kyrshamarks said:

Legitimate question here.  Why does everything have to be about race? 

As Petula Clark sang in 1966, "It's the Sign of the Times".

One reason is because of an attempt to right past wrongs, which is a good thing.

Another reason is that two of the biggies, Media & Government, put focus upon a theme and everyone follows suit- it becomes mainstream.

We all play our parts of being either the victim, the savior, or the antagonist. There are other roles, but those are the main characters.

Nonie76

Nonie76

Specializes in Home Care. 10 Posts

Thank you so much. 

CommunityRNBSN

CommunityRNBSN, BSN, RN

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On 6/6/2022 at 9:41 PM, Nonie76 said:

I have seen small mom and pop home health and hospice companies lack diversity in their staff.  Like the company is ran and employed by fellow family members, friends of the family who are like ethnically.  I am curious if others see this as a negative thing.  I have strayed away from the smaller mom and pop companies just for this reason.  

Some of the small places in my area even advertise by nationality — “Good Polish companions and housekeepers!”  It gives me a chuckle but we have a large population of neighbors who probably see the ad and feel relieved that they can get care from their culture. 

MEDFET, CNA

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No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 2,945 Posts

I grew up in an area of the country where the only ethnicities were Italian, Puerto Rican, and Scandinavian. Can't do much by way of "diversity" there...

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,044 Posts

 

On 6/6/2022 at 9:41 PM, Nonie76 said:

 I have strayed away from the smaller mom and pop companies just for this reason.  

We should boycott Chinese restaurants because they lack ethnic diversity.

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience. 2 Articles; 3,982 Posts

2 minutes ago, NICU Guy said:

 

We should boycott Chinese restaurants because they lack ethnic diversity.

And the Mexican ones as well.

2BS Nurse, BSN

Has 9 years experience. 659 Posts

Kyrshamarks: "Legitimate question here.  Why does everything have to be about race?""

"Everything" doesn't have to be about race, but the title of this post suggests the OP has concerns about lack of diversity in a company. Your posted comment is antagonistic in nature and sarcastic, unhelpful comments followed.