Agencies and contracts -- revisited - page 6

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   Silverdragon102
    Quote from 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.
    Some hospitals are still hiring but a lot depends on where you want to live, many are probably delaying until they know what is happening with retrogression. NY apparently hospitals are not but nursing homes are (wouldn't advice nursing homes to start with) You have more options once you pass all requirements. Suggest you do plenty of reading on here.


    Just a little hint but putting everything in capitals is classed on bulletin as shouting plus a bit hard to read.

  2. by   MARI 1
    Quote from trix_ctrn
    I don't have a contract...run?
    Would you please clarify this posting... I really don't understand what you mean...
  3. by   lawrence01
    Quote from trix_ctrn
    I just know coz 2 of my friends are coming from the Philippines to work there...arriving April 26.
    If you don't mind me asking. When did you arrived in the US and when was your I-140 petition filed. Thanks.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Hospitals that started the process before the retrogression are continuing the process. But the ones that did not start, are the ones that will be having problems. Most employers are not paying the visa bills until they know what will happen and when. Some employers were already slow, and this made them much slower.
  5. by   dizzydean
    Quote from suzanne4
    Run as fast as you can from that contract. The gaurantor becomes responsible to repay the agency if you do not have the funds and break your contract.
    Yikes, thanks for the advice suzanne4!
  6. by   kalomira
    hi,

    you're really a great moderator... and a REAL CARING NURSE which is the essence of nursing..... thanks for taking care of the followers of your site and more power............
  7. by   bonsai8888
    I already signed a contract with a certain agency and my jobsite will be NY. My concern rightnow is the fact that no employer is willing to start the immigration process since they do not know for sure when will the retrogresion will be over. Does this mean that my agency will not file the I-140 for me? Do i have to wait until retrogresion will be lifted before my processing will be started?
  8. by   kalomira
    hi suzanne,

    the information you posted is really informative, however i need to make it clear .. because of the retrogression going on do you think its wise to have just a working visa instead of the immigrant visa? andyhow, do youi know any hopital in florida or new york that petitions registered nurse for a working visa or its better that we bring our own visa screening certificate and license and then find a job in the states? thank you and i hope you can help me out with my dilemma..
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from kalomira
    hi suzanne,

    the information you posted is really informative, however i need to make it clear .. because of the retrogression going on do you think its wise to have just a working visa instead of the immigrant visa? andyhow, do youi know any hopital in florida or new york that petitions registered nurse for a working visa or its better that we bring our own visa screening certificate and license and then find a job in the states? thank you and i hope you can help me out with my dilemma..
    my point that i keep trying to get across to you is that there are no working visas, for the rn role in the us it is green card only. inly exception to this is the h1-c visa, that is available for 15 facilities only in the us, and they are bad news to have. ny and florida do not have any facilities with the h1-c visa, so if anyone is telling you that they have a working visa for that state, run as fast as you can.

    ny does not even have a hospital that will petition a nurse that did not train there, the only option is a nursing home there. suggest that you take the time to do some reading here. there is already much on this topic.

    there are no visas available for you to work in the us at this time, and that means that coming to the us now will not do you any good at all. and if there were visas available, you would need to be in the us for a full five months and without working or earning a salary before you could legally work. never a good idea in the first place.
  10. by   kalomira
    hi suzanne,

    Thank God you have this site...i really dont have any clue what i need to do right now... passing all the exams nclex and ielts are just a start so now, what can you suggest to do to be able to work in the states even with H1 visa and where are this facilities? My bestfriends sister is affilitaed with sentosa agency which has till now have a case with filipino nurses, they were the one suggested that i take my nclex in new mexico bec its faster and i think they are willing to petition me. Now, with this retrogression yoyu think they can do something about this? God bless you and more power to your site..Thank you very much..
  11. by   suzanne4
    Again, there are no H1-B visas available for nurses and they have not been available for more than 3 years. So anything that an agency tells you about that particular visa has no idea of what they are speaking of. The H1-C is a different visa, and is only available in a few areas in the entire US, and would never, ever recommend that visa, even to my worst enemy. You will be a slave to the agency that places you there, and slaves were done away with years ago.

    The only thing that you have legally available to you is the green card if you wish to do things legally. Right now we have a retrogression in place, and that means no visas for any nurse right now.

    And even if a state is faster to get a license, you still need to go thru the process of getting a license for NY. And you cannot work in NY in a nursing capacity without a license specific for there. A license from NM is not accepted in NY, meaning that you would be working as a nursing assistant for months and getting paid about $10 per hour from that agency.

    You need to spend some time doing your own research. Just because someone else that you know signed with an agency, does not mean that is was the smart thing to do. And defintely not in this case at all.
  12. by   chinita
    Hi.

    I read a contract, benefits are stated including 16 days PTO etc. The contract is for 3 years.
    Breach of contract is $10,000
    Anyway, the rate is $24-28 (it is for a nursing home in los angeles). The specific rate is not specified in the contract. Night differentials, overtime rates and weekend rates are also not stated. But the employer discussed that overtime pay will be x1.5 and holidays x2.


    What can you say about this contract?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Is this contract thru an agency or thru the actual facility?
    Holiday pay is usually paid at time and a half, not double time.
    Are you going to be working 8 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts?

    Next issue is that you are looking at more than 7 years for a chance at a green card in most cases. CA has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the US right now, and any employer must prove that they were unable to hire an American for the job. Since there are many new grads that actually trained in Los Angeles area that are unable to find jobs right now, it is going to be very hard for them to prove this.

    That pay is also very much on the low side.

    My opinion on it? Don't sign it, it does not include what is needed to be included. If not in writing, it does not exist. Chances are that things are going to be different for you in the next seven years, so looks like this company is more interested in the cancellation fee that they will get.

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