Pray for me!!!!!!! Only 9 weeks until this assignment ENDS!!!!!!!!!! - page 2

I hope it goes by fast. I have aged 5 years in 4 weeks. It is the regular staff members that are making it extremely rough for me. 9 weeks, 9 weeks. Sounds like an eternity!!!!!... Read More

  1. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from bagladyrn
    I'm just guessing, but I'd say it's because the traveler is still at that contract. Many don't want to post something on here with names until they are no longer at the place in case someone from the facility or agency read it (and many do!) and decide to make their life even more miserable.
    But the traveler is the one who posted the name of the hospital they're at, and then it was later edited out by someone else (a moderator). If the traveler was OK with posting the name of the hospital in the first place, then why remove it?
  2. by   bagladyrn
    I hadn't noticed who edited it - not sure on that. Why don't you pm her and ask? Now I'm curious too!
  3. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from raindrop
    I hope it goes by fast. I have aged 5 years in 4 weeks. It is the regular staff members that are making it extremely rough for me. 9 weeks, 9 weeks. Sounds like an eternity!!!!!
    Looking at the date on your original post, you should be down to only 7 weeks left now - Hang in there! (Only 21 shifts if you do the usual 36 hr. week)
  4. by   loricatus
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    I'm sure it's not with us. Our travellers are welcomed with open arms!

    So sorry you're having a time of it, raindrop. Remember we're rooting for you when you need a little moral support.

    :icon_hug:

    Could you share where you work. I was just cancelled from a contract 2 weeks into it because staff was hired to replace me (their only traveler). Well, I should have expected it from Texas, since I left years ago because staff treated each other like cow patties. The 2 weeks were a living Hell. If I wasn't being outright ignored, I was being verbally abused. I need to find another position away from here and with another travel company. Since I have very poor skills at picking the right job, I would appreciate it if others could give me input so i do not have to make a judgemnt call again.

    And to Raindrop, I feel your pain. I don't know what I would have done if I had to continue on there-needless to say, I wasn't exactly heartbroken when being told the contract was cancelled. Although I am jobless and maxed out on my credit cards, I am less stressed than when I worked for that Hellish place.
  5. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from loricatus
    Could you share where you work. I was just cancelled from a contract 2 weeks into it because staff was hired to replace me (their only traveler). Well, I should have expected it from Texas, since I left years ago because staff treated each other like cow patties. The 2 weeks were a living Hell. If I wasn't being outright ignored, I was being verbally abused. I need to find another position away from here and with another travel company. Since I have very poor skills at picking the right job, I would appreciate it if others could give me input so i do not have to make a judgemnt call again.

    And to Raindrop, I feel your pain. I don't know what I would have done if I had to continue on there-needless to say, I wasn't exactly heartbroken when being told the contract was cancelled. Although I am jobless and maxed out on my credit cards, I am less stressed than when I worked for that Hellish place.
    The original poster already shared the name of the hospital, but then one of the moderators/administrators edited the name of the hospital out.....:angryfire
  6. by   loricatus
    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    The original poster already shared the name of the hospital, but then one of the moderators/administrators edited the name of the hospital out.....:angryfire
    I was asking Angie O'Plasty about the travel friendly place that she works at. I don't want to make the same mistake again and would prefer going somewhere that welcomed travelers. Sorry I wasn't clearer.
  7. by   Mulan
    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    OK, I have to ask.... why was the name of the hospital edited out??? Why is it not acceptable for travel nurses to utilize this site as a networking tool, sharing experiences (good AND bad) at different facilities, so other travelers know what to expect? Many of us travelers rely on others' experiences at certain hospitals when deciding if we will take an assignment there!

    maybe allnurses is concerned about being sued or something similar
  8. by   ERRNTraveler
    There is another nursing board- www.ultimatenurse.com, that actually has a review section for travelers to review different hospitals they've been at, to share their experiences with others. I find it very helpful when considering new assignments.
  9. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from loricatus
    Could you share where you work. I was just cancelled from a contract 2 weeks into it because staff was hired to replace me (their only traveler). Well, I should have expected it from Texas, since I left years ago because staff treated each other like cow patties. The 2 weeks were a living Hell. If I wasn't being outright ignored, I was being verbally abused. I need to find another position away from here and with another travel company. Since I have very poor skills at picking the right job, I would appreciate it if others could give me input so i do not have to make a judgemnt call again.

    And to Raindrop, I feel your pain. I don't know what I would have done if I had to continue on there-needless to say, I wasn't exactly heartbroken when being told the contract was cancelled. Although I am jobless and maxed out on my credit cards, I am less stressed than when I worked for that Hellish place.
    If you tell us what states you are licensed in, or if you hold a compact license, you may get some suggestions of hospitals found to be traveler friendly. I've come across some in my years of traveling that I enjoyed and have even gone back to.
  10. by   loricatus
    Quote from bagladyrn
    If you tell us what states you are licensed in, or if you hold a compact license, you may get some suggestions of hospitals found to be traveler friendly. I've come across some in my years of traveling that I enjoyed and have even gone back to.
    That's so nice of you! I'm licensed in TX with a compact license, also have PA and NY. I'll start working on NJ and CT liecenses as soon as I start some per diem work to pay down the credit card and afford to fix my car to handle the long trip out of here.

    I do have to say that I feel blessed in having my own place to stay here. I can't imagine the horror that a traveler feels if they are cancelled after taking company housing that gets cancelled along with the contact. There has got to be something we can do for those travelers that are left penniless and homeless and aren't as fortunate to have their own place after a contract is suddenly cancelled-just not yet sure what it is... It just seems to me that a contract means nothing to the hospital or the agency; and, is only used as something to penalize the nurse who wants out of it. My contract was modified to prevent a non-cause cancellation; yet, it is not being honored and nothing is being put in writing to cancel the contract-I am just being told not to show up for work where the those vicious beasts were waiting
    to verbally attack all their non-staff prey.
  11. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from loricatus
    That's so nice of you! I'm licensed in TX with a compact license, also have PA and NY. I'll start working on NJ and CT liecenses as soon as I start some per diem work to pay down the credit card and afford to fix my car to handle the long trip out of here.

    I do have to say that I feel blessed in having my own place to stay here. I can't imagine the horror that a traveler feels if they are cancelled after taking company housing that gets cancelled along with the contact. There has got to be something we can do for those travelers that are left penniless and homeless and aren't as fortunate to have their own place after a contract is suddenly cancelled-just not yet sure what it is... It just seems to me that a contract means nothing to the hospital or the agency; and, is only used as something to penalize the nurse who wants out of it. My contract was modified to prevent a non-cause cancellation; yet, it is not being honored and nothing is being put in writing to cancel the contract-I am just being told not to show up for work where the those vicious beasts were waiting
    to verbally attack all their non-staff prey.
    Sorry you are caught in such a mess! Unfortunately, some agencies will not challenge the hospitals on behalf of a traveler as they do not want to endanger their ongoing relationship with the hospital or system and the money they will get for future and current contracts. Not very fair, but an economic reality.
    Since you hold a compact license, a lot of states are open to you without having to go through the delay of getting a new license. I'm trying to remember if AZ is compact (I'll come back and edit if I can find the list) but it's not too far away if you are in Texas now. I found a smaller hospital in Show Low, AZ (Navapache) to be really pleasant. I've been there twice and extended both times. I work OB, so can't speak directly to the other areas, but the overall tenor of the staff was friendly and on the rare occasion when I was floated to be an extra set of hands in other depts. the staff were very pleasant and glad for the help (not complaining that I didn't take a patient assignment). It's in the mountains, great area if you like skiing, fishing and outdoor activities when off. I also really enjoyed the hospital in Flagstaff, AZ but that was several years ago and I know they have been going through some things with trying to unionize, so not sure what the atmosphere is like now.
    There are some hospitals I've heard good things about in Albuquerque, NM (a compact state) though I haven't worked at them others I know have. One of my friends speaks well of Presbyterian. I personally also enjoyed the hospital in Gallup,NM (the IHS facility) but that is an older government facility(with all the attendant issues) that some people don't care for. Some of the federal hospitals will allow you to work under any state license.
    I'm sure others will come up with more suggestions. Good luck with your search and feel free to contact me if I can tell you more about any place.
  12. by   cooblu
    Quote from raindrop
    Thanks everyone.

    Ans the assignment is at G. S. Ill STAY AWAY!!!!!!

    I know of 2 travelers that have broke their contract to get out of this place. I can't aford to do that for a number of reasons.....

    And you know what the sad part is? I really think it is the floor that I am working on that is hell, not so much the hospital. I have floated 2 times to other units and it was WONDERFUL. Everyone was great on the other units.

    There is a new grad on *my* unit as a regular staff member. She works days, I'm on nights. When I was giving her report one morning, our report shifted briefly, and she confided in me how miserable she is. She said nobody helps her, they give her the hardest assignments and are just plain rude to her. She said she also thinks it is our unit because she has floated to other units as well, and she loved it. Our unit is terrible. who do these people think they are............?
    on the positive side, know that you have the option to leave. this is one of the greatest benefit inherent as a traveler. i too have assignments where i've marked the days off a caleder...i empathize with you. keep to the fundamentals and you will be okay. leave a mark when you go, let the hr person know why your so eager to leave and won't be back, and will warn fellow travelers off...now where is this place?
  13. by   cooblu
    thaaaaank you. this is very helpful.

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