Quote from mamain
I took a job last August at a local hospital that offered a residency program and the fee for leaving after the program is 10000. However, If I stay for 2 years they would wave this fee. I have decided to leave after the program and am being faced with having to pay this whole fee up front. They will not take payments. I feel that this contract lures in graduate nurses that are these days hard pressed to find work and then it is used to keep them unhappily in a job that severely overworks them. With no way to escape I have been left with severe anxiety. Is there any thing I can do. I am in a non-union state.
Sorry to hear that you're facing a dilemma. You chose
to enter the contract with your employer. Hopefully you understood the conditions of the contract before you "signed on the dotted line". Assuming (dangerous, I know!) that you knew this up front, then you are responsible for your own actions.
Unhappy/overworked/anxiety/whatever....the conditions of the contract still apply. Your employer may demand payment in full, but if you're unable to pay the full amount in a single payment, then they must decide whether to demand payment in full (not gonna happen, apparently), or accept some sort of payment plan.
If in doubt, consult an attorney (and be prepared to pay $$$ for the legal advice).