It cost me $59.25 just to apply for a job?

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    Yikes!!!! I went to a home care private duty office and they gave me a list to complete. $16 for sheriff fingerprinting fees, $19.25 for FBI check and $16 for a FDLE background investigation. I have not had a "job interview" yet. I sure hope they plan on hiring me after I spent all this money doing their paperwork
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    IF you don't get hired, I'd ask for a copy of all that paperwork so you could take it with you to other places who might ask for it.
    I would HOPE if you do get hired, that at least some of that money would be returned on your first check......
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    Thanks. I better get hired!!!! It sure is strange how things are done nowadays. I think if you do all of the required paperwork that you are hired. Of course, it will probably take me 30 days to get all of the 17 paperwork things that are required first!!!!!
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    I haven't had this happen to me yet but anticipate it. Would hate for one of those companies that hire me then provide no work to pull this nasty trick on me.
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    Thanks caliotter3. Yes, I sure hope they are going to have some actual work available after all of this endless paperwork. I am hoping to do 1-2 night shifts a week. It pays better than my regular agency and is located near my home. My present agency does not seem to have any night shifts available. This agency did tell me that they do have night shifts available so I am hoping for the best.
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    Good luck, I am looking myself. Night shift is hard to come by most of the time.
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    I work for HH and I had to pay 57 for the background, gues that s\ how its done now.
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    Yikes!!!! I went to a home care private duty office and they gave me a list to complete. $16 for sheriff fingerprinting fees, $19.25 for FBI check and $16 for a FDLE background investigation. I have not had a "job interview" yet. I sure hope they plan on hiring me after I spent all this money doing their paperwork
    Yes, I had to pay for this stuff when I applied to a privately owned (not a "chain" or whatever like PSA or Maxim, etc) home care agency. However, I had already been interviewed and was told the job was mine, as long as all the background checks were fine. I would NOT have liked doing and paying for it all BEFORE an interview or job offer!!! That seems odd!
    By the way... this little agency turned out to be the best place I ever worked for - it was owned by a husband and wife. The wife was a RN. They offered little perks that you often do not get with home care agencies. And they really cared about their staff. They would also take a stand and support the staff if a family was being demanding and unrealistic. I was so sad when they retired and sold to a national chain...everything changed then. I left...
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    Thanks all. Sorry to hear caliotter3 that night shifts are hard to find in your area. Latinboyyy305-Did you have to pay the $57 up front before your interview or after you were officially hired? Yes, it does seem odd. Maybe they don't want to offer a job for sure until they know that you have in fact passed the background investigation? I wonder if I am even going to get an official job interview? Maybe once I turn in all my paperwork they will start calling me for jobs? I sure hope I will have a good experience with this privately owned home care agency like you did ArwenEvenstar.
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    Wow thats alot. I got annoyed at having to pay $20 for a TB test.
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