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- Nov 17, '11 by jdickrnI've been traveling with American Mobile for the last year and have been very happy....honestly, no matter what company you work for it's ALL about your recruiter. I attempted to get things going with Cross Country but they were so flaky and couldn't seem to keep my info straight and I don't have time for that. Good luck!
- Nov 17, '11 by RNyogithis feedback is awesome. it's kinda of crazy how two people can have such different experiences within the same company. it can make first time travelers extremely wary!!!
i did check out the highway hypodermics website, and that seemed to have a lot of good info on it, so thanks for the link! there's so many companies out there it's hard to choose, but i've had positive results talking with a couple of companies so far: cctc, parallon (formerly all about staffing) and rn network.
jennabebe - you mentioned you might want to switch companies, but don't want to switch insurance. does this mean it's a pain in the a** to switch companies? i've kind of been wondering about that....what happens if you're traveling with one company but decide to travel with another one. it seems like a lot of travelers do this......
- Nov 17, '11 by 79TangoImagine how "extremely wary" any 1/2 way decent recruiter would be of a new traveler.. Most of the ones I know wont even deal with a nube unless that person is a critical skilled type with all certifications current.
I guess what I am saying is, You can do all the research and get all of the opinions in the world but you will end up going with who offers you a job or you will never get off the porch.
- Feb 28, '12 by guccibearCan you PM me too!!! Please =D
- Mar 2, '12 by RN ZekeI work with more than 1 company and their rapid response sections as well. Ask for an email with all the information sent to you. Listen and learn all the questions you need to ask. Call the housing people, you are entitled to safe housing.
- Mar 2, '12 by RNERHOUSESUPORJust got off the phone with a friend who took an assignment in Hawaii with American Mobile. She arrived last Friday and is flying back to the mainland this coming Monday. Nothing was as promised with the agency and she is out several THOUSAND dollars and has no job.
I had been tempted to use them with a return engagement at a Hospital but discovered a non compete clause at the last minute, the insulted me by offering $8.00 an hour less than what I work for previously and less housing stipend saying " that's the best we can do". In addition to CCTC, American Mobile will be a company I will never allow to make any money off of my abilities.
- Mar 3, '12 by RN ZekeI have used both of the mentioned companies. My pay was correct and deposited on time. Any concers were quickly addressed and solved to my liking. I would never drive or fly anywhere with out a signed contract to my liking!
- Mar 4, '12 by RNERHOUSESUPORShe thought she did Zeke, waited until everything she "thought" she would need was taken care of. Then she arrived on the island. Housing wasn't "ready", company response "we will put you up in a nice Resort until the housing is ready and then you can move in" Nice Resort turned out to be the "Bates Motel" according to my friend. Company reported "oh there are places on the island where you can rent a car for like $300 so since other travelers before you did that and just pocketed the rest we only give the $300" $800 a month the best price you can get on the island and the car is required as she has to take call for the position and her housing is 29 minutes (driving time) from the hospital (if she runs red lights and goes over the speed limit) you can do that you know, if you are on call.....NOT
So your wonderful time with American Mobile must have been an assignment or so ago. This happened just last week.
- Mar 4, '12 by ChiBearsGirlI think you have a good point, Tango. I know the first assignment is the hardest to get and I will be relieved when the opportunity comes. I have all my certs and the house is being cleared out and readied for sale, but that's not always enough to gain the interest of a good recruiter, let alone a potential facility.
I have been confused about finding companies to deal with. It seems for every good experience, someone is also posting about a nightmare experience. Entering this field makes me feel like I'm dealing with car salesmen, except instead of potentially getting a bad deal on a car it's now my career and earnings that are on the line.