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Do you like Agency/ staffing Nursing and would you switch back to being on staff:confused: Please tell us why if you like it or hate it!... Read More

  1. by   nightingale
    Yeah! A new poster! Thanks you for responding!

    Welcome... I hope to hear of your experience in Agency Nursing,

    Let us know how we can help!

    The Moderator
  2. by   jelrt_aka_L.P.N
    hi Nightngale, and thank you. i will keep you posted, thanks for the support.
  3. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Brownms46
    This post has been edited. Please refrain from advertising on the BB. This is a violation of the rules for AllNurses.com.

    Brownms46:

    I have sent you a PM but your mailbox is full. Please let me know how I can reach you personally.

    In peace,

    The Moderator
    Hi Moderator..,

    Although I have spoken to you via phone concerning this post, I felt there still needed to be an explanation placed here as well.

    First let me state for all who reads this, that this post was not an advertisement, and I hope I have made that clear to the moderator. I do not ...nor have I ever had ownership in any agency or travel company! I'm a traveler who works for a travel nurse company!

    I try to answer questions on this BB especially in this area. I have my own forum, where I do the same thing. I don't promote one company over another, and try to give honest reviews about all I have information about. Although I'm partial to the agency I'm presently with, and want to help others find a great agency also. But I own no shares in this company, nor do I have a financial interest in this company. I'm their employee. Unfortunately I used the term my agency, which was meant to mean, the agency I work for, and nothing more.

    Althought I don't even remember what I posted here, as I sought no personal gain, and had no interest in what was posted, as I was just trying to answer a post I came upon.

    I have always tried to stay within the guidelines given here, but I do bow to any decisions made on this BB as it doesn't belong to me! As I said I have my own forum, where I can advertise all I wish to, but in someone else's house I go by their rules!

    I'm sorry my PM box was full, but as I'm getting ready to leave AZ, I have had little time to post here, except for a few posts here and there.

    From now on I will only answer PMs sent to me, or you may post to my forum or Delhi travel nurse and therapists forum there, which isn't owned by me either! This way there shouldn't be any possibility of my post being misunderstood.

    Since I don't get email notifying me of posts to threads anymore...I didn't have a clue as to there being a problems with any posts I made, or I would have cleared it up immediately. But as I have posted before...I bow to the willl of the Brian or any moderator on this site.

    I thought this post made it plain that I was their employee:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...521#post179521

    But no problem with any post of mine you want to delete, as I usually post to help someone else...or to give my point of view. ..period. I just wanted to make sure the misunderstanding was clear in the minds of all who post in this area.
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Nov 1, '02
  4. by   TootseTwidle
    I just love being agency and having the freedom of not having to work holidays and weekends!! The money is terrific, and the hosp. where I work I am treated really well. No complaints from me.
  5. by   kidzrn2002
    I am currently working agency 1 day/wk and part-time staff at a hospital. I really love agency and my goal is to work agency permanently. I want to get away from the politics, mandatory meetings, working holidays, and i want more $$$........
  6. by   nightingale
    the + in favor of Agency are winning!
  7. by   graysonret
    I've been with agencies since 1991, except for 3 years with Hospice. I love the freedom and the travel. When I first started, agency work was strictly pay only...no benes. Today is different. I get all the work I need usually too. I've found it best to register for 2-3 agencies, if you want a full work load. No meetings, no politics, no committments.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Guys, this all sounds really good....I think I'm just about convinced to try agency nursing. The last thing I want right now is a commitment to yet another facility with its politics and power-tripping managers. I don't want to work weekends or holidays, and I've had it with 40-hour weeks that always seem to turn into 50+ hours with no extra pay and no comp time off. Thanx!!
  9. by   nightingale
    mjlrn97:

    It is not for everyone but is the only way to go as far as I am concerned for my needs.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of agency! Let us know how we can help.
  10. by   Motivated, SN
    Brownie:

    I didn't read your post; so I don't really have any comment about that. But, I have read many other posts of yours and you always are very knowledgeable(sp) and helpful. I hope you are not leaving allnurses.
  11. by   eddy
    Bump.....

    (thought I would bump this topic to the top as I am still wondering what others have to say)
  12. by   susanmary
    Have my interview with an agency tomorrow. What should I expect? I'm thinking of trying it per diem -- any advice? What should I expect as a salary range for an experienced RN on the East Coast? I've been wanting to try agency for a long time ... but I'm a bit nervous about it. You guys have offered some great advice -- the posts about agency are generally positive -- especially compared to the posts about med-surg/floor nursing.
    Thanks. Sue
  13. by   caliotter3
    Work for a home hlth agency that also does staffing, which I might try sometime. Wouldn't trade it for the world. Yes, there are a few things here and there that have bothered me, but nothing like what it was like on staff. I highly recommend it. One big diff for me though: since I'm doing HH, not staffing, I actually get paid less, b/c they say, they are confined by medi-cal pmts. However, I don't like being told this when I can read the English on the client's paperwork, or hear the client, when they tell me that their insurance company pays. I know the difference between private pay, insurance pay, and govt agency pay. I wish people would not try to pull the wool over our eyes. Oh, oh. I thought I wasn't gonna gripe about agencies, since it's so much better!~ Sorry!

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