Agencies and contracts -- revisited - page 5

I am not against agencies in general, but only the ones that take advantage of nurses. Things to consider when going the route of using an agency: 1. There is absolutely no such thing as free... Read More

  1. by   trix_ctrn
    I'm not about sure about other foreign nurses, but they'd been hiring in the Philippines ( 5 years ago, and 15 years ago too) and now they're hiring again, I think. I don't know if they also go to different country to recruit, I'm only aware the recruitment in the Philippines. A lot of employers I know does it, but of course offers different packages. I think this is the best so far. About Canadian nurses, they get sign-in bonus which is equivalent to the employer's expense for Filipino nurses' and the agency fee. When I started I got free housing too, and sign-in bonus.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nurse_po_me
    Hi Suzanne
    Thanks for the reply.
    Just a follow-up though:
    Does the 8T or 10T cover the legal, exam, fare, admin overhead, fare?
    If the recruiter asked their nurse to pay the buy out fee but they couldnt provide the breakdown of their expenses, should the nurse still pay them?
    What are the possible consequences if he doesnt pay them because both couldnt meet an agreement with the amount and specifications of the contract-release-agreement?
    What is in the contract? You asked me what the costs were. The agency can add on numerous fees to cover what they are not going to get paif by the facility as well. I do not agree with that, but they can do it.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from trix_ctrn
    I'm not about sure about other foreign nurses, but they'd been hiring in the Philippines ( 5 years ago, and 15 years ago too) and now they're hiring again, I think. I don't know if they also go to different country to recruit, I'm only aware the recruitment in the Philippines. A lot of employers I know does it, but of course offers different packages. I think this is the best so far. About Canadian nurses, they get sign-in bonus which is equivalent to the employer's expense for Filipino nurses' and the agency fee. When I started I got free housing too, and sign-in bonus.
    Please check your sources again. You will find that there is a retrogression on and there are no facilities that are currently recruiting, especially from the Philippines. And you add that they are hiring again, you think.

    Please verify your sources first before posting things like this, when you do not even know for sure if they are correct. This is how we do things here.

    We are very familiar with most of the contracts coming out of the Philippines, and on a daily basis and this is for the entire country. Not just one city.
  4. by   trix_ctrn
    I am still working in this hospital. And they still recruit nurses from the Philippines. The recruiter told me that.
  5. by   trix_ctrn
    The apartment that they are mostly 2-bedroom. They also have 3 bedrooms and studio. Each bedroom has 2-occupants. They are all furnished. We don't have to pay for utilities, only if we want extra channels or internet. For the internet, we go to the hospital's library.

    When I started I was in a 3-bedroom unit. Then when my free rent was up, I tried to applied for subsidized housing from the hospital. Of course, there was no slot for me because every month a batch of nurses came. I was with the 2nd batch of nurses. But after almost 2 years, it kinda slowed down, since most of them are already here. I was able to get a unit- studio. I asked to be move to a 2-bedroom unit, coz legally we have to have 2 bedrooms if there are 3 tenants. I just gave birth then.
  6. by   trix_ctrn
    WHAT? I didn't get it. Sorry.

    Quote from suzanne4
    And nurses from Mexico also qualify for the TN Visa, same exact visa as those from Canada. You forgot about that.
  7. by   MARI 1
    Hellooo, there is a retrogression going on and no one is coming in from any country in the world to work in the USA. The HR or recruiter can say anything but until there are visa released again no one is coming. Canadians and Mexicans (citizens only) are allowed to come because of the NAFTA agreement. They come on a TN visa and can work until they are able to adjust their status. Please be careful what you put here it gives some people false hope...
    If you have some miracle way please let me know in a pm... I have lots of friends looking to come...
  8. by   trix_ctrn
    I just know coz 2 of my friends are coming from the Philippines to work there...arriving April 26.
  9. by   MARI 1
    I am not sure what you mean by Mexican nurses???? Once they have completed all the requirements.. they are admitted into the USA the same as Canadians. NAFTA allows them to come into the country with a TN visa.
    They will be able to adjust their status over time while they work. I really don't think a hospital will give special treatment to a particular group of people... they are concerned about getting qualified RN's that can do the job. The country of origin is of no importance to the hospital.
  10. by   trix_ctrn
    I don't have a contract...run?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from trix_ctrn
    I just know coz 2 of my friends are coming from the Philippines to work there...arriving April 26.
    then they must have received one of the last visas from last year cos since Oct/Nov there have been no visas for any nurse from any country. There are many from all over the world waiting for visas to be sorted and they can then get interview and hopefully move to the US.
  12. by   nikki_r0150
    THAT PLACE YOU'RE WORKING SOUNDS REALLY GREAT. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THAT.

    I AM A NURSE IN THE PHILIPPINES WITH WORKING EXPERIENCE. I ALREADY PASSED NCLEX AND IELTS. NOW, I'M LOOKING FOR A RECRUITER. I KNOW, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO LOOK FOR AN EMPLOYER FROM HERE. CAN YOU HELP ME.

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

    P.S.
    THIS IS SUCH AN EDUCATIONAL SITE

    Quote from trix_ctrn
    The apartment that they are mostly 2-bedroom. They also have 3 bedrooms and studio. Each bedroom has 2-occupants. They are all furnished. We don't have to pay for utilities, only if we want extra channels or internet. For the internet, we go to the hospital's library.

    When I started I was in a 3-bedroom unit. Then when my free rent was up, I tried to applied for subsidized housing from the hospital. Of course, there was no slot for me because every month a batch of nurses came. I was with the 2nd batch of nurses. But after almost 2 years, it kinda slowed down, since most of them are already here. I was able to get a unit- studio. I asked to be move to a 2-bedroom unit, coz legally we have to have 2 bedrooms if there are 3 tenants. I just gave birth then.
  13. by   nikki_r0150
    I JUST READ THAT US HOSPITALS ARE NOT HIRING ANYMORE. SO, I CAN'T APPLY TO WORK THERE RIGHT, EVEN AFTER I PASSED THE REQUIREMENTS? DO I HAVE OPTIONS?

    THANK YOU.

    Quote from Silverdragon102
    then they must have received one of the last visas from last year cos since Oct/Nov there have been no visas for any nurse from any country. There are many from all over the world waiting for visas to be sorted and they can then get interview and hopefully move to the US.

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