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TeeitupTom, LMAO.....

The only issue I have a problem with is people of certain ethnicities that speak "their" language in front of others... Please save that for breaktime, or outside of work. Or, if people make zero effort to learn English, which, last time I checked, all my ancestors had to sink or swim to learn to speak it. I just find it absolutely appalling that people that have lived in this country for years, have made no effort to speak the predominate language... I am NOT suggesting that people give up culture, traditions, or language... just make it a tad easier on the health care workers that didn't have the time to learn to speak 20 different languages, by learning English, even if it is broken...

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My male filipino charge nurse even told me right to my face "I don't like white people."

i love "white people",:) also, my bestrfriend married one :p

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I worked an extended travel assignment where the nursing staff were at least 50% filipina. While I hate racism...it often annoyed me that we would be in the breakroom for a quick lunch and they spoke Tagalog instead of English...I felt left out. I don't mind them speaking in their native language a bit at work...but there is an appropriate time and place...not to the exclusion of co-workers.

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I agree some of the Filipino nurses can behave the worst when they get a group together controlling a unit. They speak their own language and exclude non Filipinos from all conversations. So...I agree with those who say racial discrimination occurs in other races than white.
They discriminate against their own kind too. I work with a Filipino American and he's always pissed off about them asking him whether he can speak Tagalog and if he's married to a Filipino woman. Yet, I know alot of Filipino women at my workplace that are married to whites, blacks, and so on (can you say Greencard?). My co-worker feels alienated by their STUPIDITY! Personally, I get a headache just hearing that chicken sounding language all day at the bedside, by the medicine cart, at the breakroom, in the hallways, and in the parking lot. Shut up already! This is a free country and not the late Ferdinand Marcos controlled Philippines. People can marry whoever they want! Ask them if they supported Marcos and you'll be surprised that 1/2 of these brainwashed fools supported his 20 years of dictatorship (my American Filipino co-worker did a survey on his theory).

MESSAGE TO ALL YOU Filipinos in nursing: Quit asking American Filipinos whether they can speak Tagalog or not. It doesn't make you better than them if they CAN'T SPEAK that damn FOREIGN Tagalog! And you're not supposed to be speaking that foreign tongue at work anyway. This is America, not Manila. Take a damn ESL class if you have a problem with American Filipinos not speaking that crappy language made up of Spanish, Chinese, Indian, and so on.

I also don't want hear you whining about new hires taking your precious overtimes from you! You just work for that hospital, you don't own it.

We also don't give a crap if you were edumacated back in the third world country. Again, it doesn't make you better than American educated nurses.

Half of them probably wouldn't even be in nursing if the Philippines had more job opportunities.

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They discriminate against their own kind too. I work with a Filipino American and he's always pissed off about them asking him whether he can speak Tagalog and if he's married to a Filipino woman. Yet, I know alot of Filipino women at my workplace that are married to whites, blacks, and so on (can you say Greencard?). My co-worker feels alienated by their STUPIDITY! Personally, I get a headache just hearing that chicken sounding language all day at the bedside, by the medicine cart, at the breakroom, in the hallways, and in the parking lot. Shut up already! This is a free country and not the late Ferdinand Marcos controlled Philippines. People can marry whoever they want! Ask them if they supported Marcos and you'll be surprised that 1/2 of these brainwashed fools supported his 20 years of dictatorship (my American Filipino co-worker did a survey on his theory).

MESSAGE TO ALL YOU Filipinos in nursing: Quit asking American Filipinos whether they can speak Tagalog or not. It doesn't make you better than them if they CAN'T SPEAK that damn FOREIGN Tagalog! And you're not supposed to be speaking that foreign tongue at work anyway. This is America, not Manila. Take a damn ESL class even though English is widely spoken in the Philippines.

I also don't want hear you whining about new hires taking your precious overtimes from you! You just work for that hospital, you don't own it.

We also don't give a crap if you were edumacated back in the third world country. Again, it doesn't make you better than American educated nurses.

Half of them probably wouldn't even be in nursing if the Philippines had more job opportunities.

Low-class stupidity.

Sounds like you have alot of unresolved issues

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i love "white people",:) also, my bestrfriend married one :p
That person's an idiot. I bet that Filipino had an accent huh? No American Filipino (my friends at work) would say something like that face-to-face (even if that person was a racist).

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Sounds like you have alot of unresolved issues

Tell me about it.

I work with alot of ethnic nurses, but it's Filipinos I have the most problem with (not the American Filipinos).

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Tell me about it.

I work with alot of ethnic nurses, but it's Filipinos I have the most problem with (not the American Filipinos).

Maybe it's time to take a break and utilize your employee assistance program should you have one. You need some counselling to deal with your anger and resentment.

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