Time to dump my company

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    Ok folks, so basically I am pretty sure I know what I need to do here but need validation/vent time. I have been with my company for nearly 2 years now but my satisfaction has waned with each new contract. My recruiter has always taken forever to get back in touch with me which I can overlook to some extent. The newest problem is that my assignment is coming to an end (3 weeks left) and another hospital in the area with the same group wanted to take on two of us travelers as our contracts expire. I spoke with the director of the place and told them who I was contracted with. When I told my recruiter about the new job and asked about the pay she blew me off and said that she would have to contact her account manager etc but my friend with a different company got pay details the same day. That I can even overlook. What I can't overlook is that after looking over my travel company website today (one week after finding the job and hearing nothing from my recruiter) I found where they posted this job to all to see, so obviously they know the pay details but rather than keep their existing employee they use this job to hook new recruits. I know, I know, it's all business but folks I have poured my heart into this company. I have done nothing but make this company look good and words cannot describe how disappointed I am. Let this serve as a reminder that loyalty in this business is synonymous with naivete.
    lindarn, barbyann, and merlee like this.
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    The employer won't have any misgivings when you leave. Agree that you have probably hit the point when it is time to start looking.
    merlee likes this.
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    can you get the job you wanted without the agency?
    lindarn likes this.
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    Maybe it's just the recruiter, not the entire agency itself?
    barbyann likes this.
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    Switch to your friends company and recuiter.
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    How about becoming an Independant Contractor, instead of always being an employee? malpractice insurance with NSO is inexpensive. Inquire about how much a business license costs where you live.

    Market yourself to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Include private individuals who may need home health care.

    You will never be seen as important to an employer, when employees are considered to be a liability that they have to pay.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
    Ambitiouz likes this.
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    How about becoming an Independant Contractor, instead of always being an employee? Malpractice insurance with NSO is inexpensive. Inquire about how much a business license costs where you live. Market yourself to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Include private individuals who may need home health care. You will never be seen as important to an employer, when employees are considered to be a liability that they have to pay.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    The answer is simple... Go to the hospital down the road with the different company. I wouldnt take it personal, your current company probably didnt even have the contract. Now after finding there is a need, they are recruiting it probably looking for cheaper people to undercut the current company.
    lindarn likes this.
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    Review all your options as have been suggested. That is what is so great to get input from so many people!!
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    Time for you to move on...most recruiters understand that their nurses work for more than one agency, like myself and don't have any problem with it. In fact, they may be more aggresive in finding cotracts for you because of this. For them, it's a business...period. Recruiters don't always know the working conditions at the facilities where they have possible contracts, and when they do, they will still try to market them because although some people may not like the particular facility, someone else might...either way its money in their pocket for your hard work. Most of the recruiters that I've worked with have been very attentive and are readily accessible- those that aren't I usually don't do business with again. From your description, it sounds like you've been unhappy for quite a while- it's time for you to change your agency, or at the very least your recruiter...just my opinion of course....good luck!


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