ogp revised contract - page 6

has anyone received one of these?????? Ive had a couple of emails from people about this, it sounds horrendous. opinions please... Read More

  1. by   madwife2002
    The nursing press are not interested in looking into OGP as I have personnally contacted them and the RCN and nobody bothered to reply. I would be willing to stand up and inform the world how I have been treated, but not on here. I want to be represented by a professional organisation.
  2. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    well, goodluck
    you are fortunate not to be wanting to travel to the usa too soon as i feel you are in for a long haul
    Yes she probably is but believe me there are recruiters here in Phoenix who are waiting for nurses in the UK with sign on bonus's. Half of the hospitals dont know how to recruit from the UK and rely on agencies who charge them a fortune in fact they probably charge them $45000
  3. by   Belinda-wales
    Quote from madwife2002
    The nursing press are not interested in looking into OGP as I have personnally contacted them and the RCN and nobody bothered to reply. I would be willing to stand up and inform the world how I have been treated, but not on here. I want to be represented by a professional organisation.
    Are you still a member of the RCN? As i know that they have an international adviser for members.
  4. by   RGN1
    Quote from madwife2002
    The nursing press are not interested in looking into OGP as I have personnally contacted them and the RCN and nobody bothered to reply. I would be willing to stand up and inform the world how I have been treated, but not on here. I want to be represented by a professional organisation.
    That's a shame because that was one thing I was going to suggest -would they still not be interested if they suddenly received a flood of calls from all of you on here who have been shafted by OGP in this way though??? Might be worth a try!

    RCN is less likely to care (although I think they should because they carry ads from OGP in their magazine)) but the NT might start to think about it if they suddenly receive a flood of calls/letters/emails all saying the same thing about a company who places ads in their magazines just about every week.

    Maybe someone could design a letter to form a template & then we can all send it on one day to the NT?? Both those who are personally affected & those who have heard about it could participate.

    I'm no activist or trouble maker but I don't like to see my fellow nurses treated in this way by anybody.
  5. by   nurseD11
    I am going to speak with my Union anytime this week, UNISON, they will be able to help me with advice and they can give legal support.. This will give me more insight thay everything that is happening at the moment is not right from this agency.. Is anybody with Unison and ever tried to bring this issue( ammendments, harassments and blackmail, guarntor signing) about nurses and this agency before?...I want this issue to be raised up with them...
  6. by   millers'n'owls
    Quote from darksunshine
    Thankyou, I am under no illusion about how long the will take, my solicitor has gone through everything with me, they are in breach of contract if they threaten to withdraw sponsership if people don't sign and they know it, why do you think they are not putting any of these threats in writing? OGP will be receiving notice from him very soon.
    Beth x
    Hey Beth,
    just out of interest how long did your soliciter say the proceedings would take?
  7. by   millers'n'owls
    UKHannah,
    we have tried to reply to you via a private message but the site says youre inbox is full. Will try again later
    Cheers Clair
  8. by   d4e5f6
    Quote from millers'n'owls
    UKHannah,
    we have tried to reply to you via a private message but the site says youre inbox is full. Will try again later
    Cheers Clair
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    Last edit by d4e5f6 on Nov 15, '06
  9. by   apriljan
    Just on the subject of contracts. A friend of somebody I know isn't happy at her place of work. She has a contract with them and has looked into how much it would cost her to pay off her contract, and she thinks she may be able to pay it off. Apparently though the agency that got her the contract ( the contract is with the facility not with the agency) has told her that she would have her green card taken from her as it was employment-based . Has anyone heard of this??
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    QUOTE=apriljan;1925988]Just on the subject of contracts. A friend of somebody I know isn't happy at her place of work. She has a contract with them and has looked into how much it would cost her to pay off her contract, and she thinks she may be able to pay it off. Apparently though the agency that got her the contract ( the contract is with the facility not with the agency) has told her that she would have her green card taken from her as it was employment-based . Has anyone heard of this??[/QUOTE]


    as far as I am aware the greencard although received through employment unless you do something really serious in the US it can not be taken away from you and I don't think leaving employment is classed as serious
  11. by   english_nurse
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    QUOTE=apriljan;1925988]Just on the subject of contracts. A friend of somebody I know isn't happy at her place of work. She has a contract with them and has looked into how much it would cost her to pay off her contract, and she thinks she may be able to pay it off. Apparently though the agency that got her the contract ( the contract is with the facility not with the agency) has told her that she would have her green card taken from her as it was employment-based . Has anyone heard of this??

    as far as I am aware the greencard although received through employment unless you do something really serious in the US it can not be taken away from you and I don't think leaving employment is classed as serious
    but, isnt getting the greencard dependant on having a sponsered job?, at my embassy interview i had to sign a declaration saying i would work for my employer who was sponsering me on arrival in the us
    but i suppose she has done that, i imagine they would have to prove you had no intention of working for the sponser,
    bear in mind though, im no lawyer
    Last edit by english_nurse on Nov 17, '06 : Reason: mistake
  12. by   Tanvi Tusti
    After you have been issued with permanent residence status (greencard), its with you for life, even if you change/quit jobs. The only ways you can lose it are cited here:
    Workpermit.com - US - Becoming a citizen - Maintaining your permanent residence

    Hope this helps!
    xx
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from english_nurse
    but, isnt getting the greencard dependant on having a sponsered job?, at my embassy interview i had to sign a declaration saying i would work for my employer who was sponsering me on arrival in the us
    but i suppose she has done that, i imagine they would have to prove you had no intention of working for the sponser,
    bear in mind though, im no lawyer
    Yes the greencard is dependant on a petitioner but you can cancel your contract once out in the US and it doesn't affect your greencard. If you do a search there are a few nurses who have either done this or walked away from their agency without paying and still kept their greencard and found work in other hospitals and states

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