nursing agency contract

  1. 0 Hi, I would like to ask about cancelling contract with a nursing agency.

    I have a california RN license, no work permit. I made a contract with an agency more than 1 year ago.
    Yes, I signed for some contracts. Yet, because of this retrogression, they haven't done anything of course.
    Is there anyway that I can cancel this contract without paying stupid 20,000 dollars penalty??

    Now I know that's how they make money, but this contract never expires, and I am not a native English speaker, and even I feel that I am threatened that I can't work anywhere else since they have my license copy.

    I got married so that I can get a work permit soon. I just want to start working in comfortable situation.
    Thanks.
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  3. Visit  hime17 profile page

    About hime17

    From 'Los Angeles'; 35 Years Old; Joined Sep '09; Posts: 3.

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  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Retrogression was ongoing before you signed your contract and must have been aware that things may not change especially in a year. Unfortunately you signed the contract so really need to talk to them about ways of cancelling it.


    Moved to the International forum
  5. Visit  sachi2 profile page
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    Hello hime17, i am in the exact situation as you are but believe me i don't ever worry about that. I signed a 3 year contract with an agency here in new york but that was before i passed the Nclex and they had agreed to help with the green card sponsoring but now i'm married to a citizen, i am awaiting my work permit. I don't think of them again, they didn't do anything for me. I need a job in the meantime while i'm awaiting my work permit.
  6. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    So Hime? You got married so you could get a work permit? Did you get here on a K1 visa? Usually when you get married and come on one of those visas, they will investigate you for several years to make sure that you didn't get married for the wrong reasons. Just a heads up, and good luck on your search
  7. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Quote from sachi2
    Hello hime17, i am in the exact situation as you are but believe me i don't ever worry about that. I signed a 3 year contract with an agency here in new york but that was before i passed the Nclex and they had agreed to help with the green card sponsoring but now i'm married to a citizen, i am awaiting my work permit. I don't think of them again, they didn't do anything for me. I need a job in the meantime while i'm awaiting my work permit.
    If you signed a contract they can hold you legally to it, they can get a judgement and have your wages go directly to them. You can not just walk away from a contract.
  8. Visit  5cats profile page
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    You might not be interested in them anymore, but they will be interested in you, if you signed a contract! You owe them money big time.

    5cats
  9. Visit  hime17 profile page
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    Thank you for the replay. I was too confused when I signed,
    but I just wanted to do anything I could do at that time.
    :zzzzz
  10. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    You need to have a lawyer look at it, it does not excuse you from your legal obligation or you will be sorry and your new husband won't be happy when you have to pay back the fees you contracted.
  11. Visit  RetroPinoy profile page
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    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    So Hime? You got married so you could get a work permit? Did you get here on a K1 visa? Usually when you get married and come on one of those visas, they will investigate you for several years to make sure that you didn't get married for the wrong reasons. Just a heads up, and good luck on your search
    It's a bit rude,what you're trying to insinuate. Aside from the fact that it's off topic. I wonder what moderators will say about this.
  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from hime17
    ....

    I got married so that I can get a work permit soon. I just want to start working in comfortable situation.
    Thanks.

    These are the words of the OP. What is objectionable?
  13. Visit  RetroPinoy profile page
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    My bad..didn't saw that part. I'll still give the TS the benefit of the doubt though.Not being a native English speaker, I don't think thats what she really mean.
    On another note, don't you agree that the post is off topic?
  14. Visit  5cats profile page
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    Maybe a bit, but I believe it was meant nice and as a warning, because in case it's not the bad wording, they do investigate and what I heard about it, that's rather unpleasant.

    5cats
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  15. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    They may say that the original poster stated herself that she got married in order to get a work permit. Those were her exact words, nothing rude about any responses afterwards.


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