ogp revised contract - page 9

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   suzanne4
    They have you over a barrel and they know it. The revised contract is always sent out by them just prior to the interview with the US Embassy, and you must submit an updated contract to the Embassy when you go.

    They will not give you one if it is not signed. That is what the issue is, so many will just sign it.

    Unfortunately, there are many agencies that do this now.............shame on them.:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire or try ot lower the salaries once you get to the US and that is 100% illegal.
  2. by   english_nurse
    Quote from suzanne4
    They have you over a barrel and they know it. The revised contract is always sent out by them just prior to the interview with the US Embassy, and you must submit an updated contract to the Embassy when you go.

    They will not give you one if it is not signed. That is what the issue is, so many will just sign it.

    Unfortunately, there are many agencies that do this now.............shame on them.:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire or try ot lower the salaries once you get to the US and that is 100% illegal.
    never showed any contract at my interview just an employment letter from them saying i was employed full time on a permanant contract.
    My friend who moved to the usa didnt get asked to sign a revised contract just before her interview, neither did a few of the nurses on here
    not saying they are right, just saying what my knowledge is of this, by the way, i wouldnt think a lower salary would be offered by them either, at least i have never heard of them doing that, as for other agencies, i cant speak for them
    in answer to your question, bisaya, yes, many have signed the contract although some havent.
    Last edit by english_nurse on Dec 20, '06
  3. by   suzanne7575
    It looks like other agencies are jumping on this bandwagon. I am considering using interstaff and they are asking for guarators, however the cancellation fee is only equivalent to the assistance fees and is $10000. They are saying that whatever point you leave the contract you will only pay for any assistance you have already incurred. I don't really think this is unreasonable and once out there I would just get life and critical illness insurance to cover this amount (presuming they have that over in the states???)
  4. by   RGN1
    It is, at least, a more sensible fee!
  5. by   Bongsau
    I hate to bring this up again, but has anyone not signed the amendment? I have my visa appointment in two weeks time and they are saying they will not petition me without me signing it....
    Im so stressed out about it!
  6. by   english_nurse
    take from me they mean it although i do wonder how legal this is....
    saying that, if you intend to work out your contract then it shouldnt be an issue
  7. by   bisaya
    To Bongsau,

    Up to now, i haven't signed the contract. They told me that my application was put on hold because of it. My instinct is telling me not to sign it. I am bothered as well.
  8. by   english_nurse
    had a discussion with a friend recently about this who is in the same position, their ceo in the UK had spoken to her about it, she asked what had happened to the nurses who hadnt signed and he said that he was happy to let them go anyway, and i dont mean go to the USA.
    It will be interesting to see what they do in your case they need the nurses to go out there or they wont make any money, but are pushing for this new contract, if you called their bluff and didnt sign, i wonder what would really happen??
    plus surely the uscis would be interested im sure....
  9. by   cariad
    ogp international are only a very small part of one of the largest health care organisations in america. they operate in a large part of the world. uk nurses are easy to bring to the states as they already speak english and do a three year course which if its got the correct hours in it, is easy to get verified for the education requirements for the states.
    i dont agree with the new contract, but in the same position, i would sign it to get here and just believe enough in myself that everything will be fine and its just a piece of paper.
    letting you go at this stage of the game just means that they will concentrate on bringing someone else over.
    the name of the companyis amn healthcare, google it and you will see just how big they are. they bring all sorts of healthcare workers over here and run several travel nursing companies.
  10. by   english_nurse
    well i signed and that says it all.....
  11. by   suzanne4
    The issue is if you do not sign it, then they do not give you the required updated contract that you need for the interview and you do not get a visa. Unfortunately, they have you over a barrel.

    We are actually seeing this more and more with agencies. Is it the correct thing to do? Not at all. I am sure that many of them never submitted the updated contract to immigration to be approved, and that is actually required of them to do.

    Perhaps some of you will follow up on this once you are in the US and are working and have your green card in hand.

    $45,000 is more than many will take home in one year of work after taxes are paid.
  12. by   k-an24
    I did signed too!
    Anyway, they said that they are waiting for my phase 1 approval and my papers were submitted before the retrogression. Which is good?/! But just praying and waiting for the phase 1 to get through...eventhough it is 9 months now from my PD.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from k-an24
    I did signed too!
    Anyway, they said that they are waiting for my phase 1 approval and my papers were submitted before the retrogression. Which is good?/! But just praying and waiting for the phase 1 to get through...eventhough it is 9 months now from my PD.
    depends on which centre your file ended up at Nebraska or Texas, unfortunately no one has any control over which one as all go to Nebraska and they decide who to transfer. Both centres are taking several months and there are threads for both centres in the International forum. Also depends on whether they have asked for any further information on you.

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