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by ArusDobby ArusDobby (New Member) New Member

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I have been working at a long-term care/rehab facility in Texas I have been there for

6 years now, and am starting on my 7th.

The problem is I am noticing a glaring problem there. The job is predominantly black employees while I am white. No problem for me. The problem is advancement. I was told by a Staffing Development Coordinator years before that though I have ample experience to be in Nurse Management, etc....she told me because it is mostly of black employees that they only want black nurses in management. I tried to think and believe such reverse discrimination could not be. Over the years, seeing every advancement opportunity go to somebody of black persuation, I have become low in work moral - feeling stuck now.

though I stay only for the patients that have become dear to me, though I can not *prove* the reverse discrimination at this particular job, though I am constantly told by CNA's "I don't have to listen to you..." when I try to get things done, I am pondering giving up. And I have tried once to voice my concerns to higher ups only to be told I was being a problem nurse.

My wife has noticed what happens and repeatedly tells me to say something to the State. Thing is what are my Rights in this case. Any ideas are deeply appreciated. I don't know what to do.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30+ years experience and works as a DNS.

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1. There is no such thing as 'reverse discrimination'. Discrimination is discrimination.

2. What in the world is 'somebody of black persuation'?

3. What 'State' are you going to report this supposed discrimination to?

4. Why would you believe the SDC?

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Chica22 has 15 years experience.

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While you may have some rights where the EEOC is concerned, it might be to your advantage to cut your losses now and move on. It is not usually worth the headache trying to prove what may or may not be true, especially while you are there trying to focus on your patients. It sounds like you are motivated, and the 6 years solid performance there is a good foundation for your next set of achievements. Wishing you the best.

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misstrinad has 1+ years experience and works as a RN.

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It sounds like no one there is interested in listening to your concerns and there is little you can prove. I would honestly start interviewing at other facilities and feel them out about advancement opportunities.

It's always nice to work your way from the bottom up in one facility but perhaps you could move straight into management at a different facility.

Good luck, it sounds like a very frustrating situation.

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