Stanford is not Kaiser. However, American Mobile has a vendor management contract with both. So there is a possibility that they do a Kaiser-like prescreening interview (which is a common vendor manager service). I've not seen it mentioned on forums anywhere that they do, only that American Mobile low balls their own travelers going to Stanford. Last time I traveled to Stanford was 6 years ago (before AM) and it was a direct interview with the manager only.
Yea, It ended up just being an interview with the manager, and Im super excited because its STANFORD, but I honestly do feel like I am being low balled. Its not more than im already making in Kentucky, and in KY I get overtime. If I can get all the OT I want at Stanford ill be golden, if not ill be making pretty much the same as I do at home when I work OT.....im torn....dunno if I should take the offer because of the great experience I will gain there, or try and find a higher paying facility...
Exactly!But ya I went against my better judgement and went with AM just because I wanted Stanford, and they totally low balled me. Is it worth pushing for more money? What are the odds I'll get overtime if I want it?
You probably would have been better off if you had tried AM subcontracting agencies first. Yes, you may have lost out as AM gives preference to their own travelers, but you would have been paid more. In the broad scheme of things, having a bucket list and taking your time about specific assignments until the stars align will earn you more. But you wanted, and now you should probably take it to avoid blackballing.
I'm not sure of the current situation at Stanford. They use lots of travelers historically, so I'm going to guess no overtime. Cheaper to hire more, especially at the bill rates they seem to be getting. Forget about OT on lower paying assignments, and aim for a high quality of life instead. Especially when in the Bay area!