Although they try to diversify the workers, most of the upper management and leads are white. If you are a minority, you are seldom given opportunities that are easily handed to the white staff. You need to "outsmart them." Being an asian especially born and raised outside the US, we are known to have soft spoken and easy personalities which they do not see as a leadership quality.
Always getting the worst assignment. The same nurses are breakers and resource which means they no accountability towards any assignment and gossip and walk around the ED waiting to see what paramedics cone in. They try to intimidate the experienced nurses (very few work here) because most staff are either new grads or less than 4 years experience
You can lose your job without notice at any time via RIF (layoff), even after decades of above-average work.
Management, which used to support employees, has gone corporate and is primarily concerned about reducing expenses at the cost of not retaining of good employees.
The most stressful it's knowing too many children are sick!
Answered - VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) - Los Angeles, CA