Seriously thinking of doing agency work. Pros and cons? - page 2
I'm a LPN with an extensive background in LTC and currently employed in a wound healing clinic. I'm at the point in my career and life that I would like to work when I choose as I am tired and in pain (Fibromyalgia,... Read More
- 1Oct 13, '13 by montinurseWith agency, you are your own boss. Mine seems to care because it wants me to stay working for them. So they accommodate n my requests without much hassle. Depends on how you look at it.
I don't fully agree with the above statement. To an extent, sure.
- 3Oct 13, '13 by NedRNQuote from rhellner57I work for Medical Solutions. I like the closeness I feel with them and my recruiter and feel that they have my best interest at heart.Quote from NedRNIf you feel like your agency has your best interests at heart, you do not have a good business relationship.Quote from V-Neck T-ShirtOK, here are the facts of life no one seems to be telling travelers: Your recruiter works for the agency, not you. Their loyalty is to the agency, not you. They also work on commission, which of course encourages maximizing profits from travelers. To the extent that the agency and recruiter have a culture that encourages traveler retention, they may do right by you under some circumstances. Do read your contract and see if you can find any hint that they are looking out for your best interests. Nope, the contract protects their interests, not yours.What do you mean?
If you feel close to your recruiter and start treating them like a friend, it will end badly. You won't be able to negotiate professionally and will lose income. You will spill details about your personal life and professional life that can not possibly help you.
It is fine to have a cordial and friendly relationship and communication, but don't ever mistake an agency or recruiter for a friend. They are not. They are looking out for their business interests first, and that includes making you feel like they are your friend. Is AT&T your friend? Do they have your back? Nor does any other company you do business with.