Has anyone here ever been able to get a full time position at a facility in which they were working for an agency?
I guess what I mean is, is there ever a way to get around that little piece of paper that you signed that says that you won't work full time for a facility, for at least a year after your last agency shift?
I NEED a full time job with benefits, and the place where I currently work is crying for nurses to come work for them. I almost applied for a job there before I went to work for the agency but... everyone else had turned me down for employment, supposedly because of my recent firing... I figured that this place would too.
Now though, I've worked there for a few months, I work all the time, I do a good job, people there have gotten to know me... from what I hear, they have nurses there all the time who were agency one minute, and then full time the next.
I don't want to do anything that is either unethical, or flat out going to get me sued. =( The agency doesn't pay me any more than the regular nurses at this facility make, so I honestly don't understand how they can even enforce their policy.
I love working with the agency because I can make my own schedule and would keep doing it but I have no health insurance, and husband can't get it through his work either. I applied for a policy through Humana and was turned down.
When I quit working for an agency and started working for an employer, I spoke to the hospital's human resources manager first, she told me that an agency clause had never been sucessfully sued in my area. By labour law I had the right to quit and could not be prevented from seeking employment elsewhere, labour law trumps contract law.
Also, the human resources manager agreed not to divulge my start date of employment to any outside enqueries without my permission.
Last edit by dishes on Jan 2, '12
: Reason: correction