Travel agency- London UK, international - page 3

Anyone went to London through a travel agency, or traveled international? And if so were you giving the same good pay and benifits as if you were traveling throughout the US? And what agency did you... Read More

  1. by   geordiegirl2
    Quote from nightngale1998
    geordie:

    Thanks for the info I need to file that away for the future.
    Let me know if you need more info I have friends who are area managers for a couple of the companies so I could get you contact numbers addresses etc
  2. by   cariad
    i did my contract with ogp and never had problems with them, but i know plenty of other nurses who have come with them, and had mega problems, not neccesarily because of the agency but because of the hospital where they are placed. of course i dont know what the set up is with going from the us to the uk, because if i did it, i still have my uk registration, so for an american it would be a different experience.
    [color=#2f4f4f]it would be interesting to find out, so if anybody knows post the info here.
  3. by   nightingale
    I think the beauty of this BB, and there are many benefits, is the ability to discuss issues and experiences. I am honored to have been able to get this view from those who have already worked over there.

    Does anyone know about Ireland?
  4. by   english_nurse
    Quote from carol2311
    i haven't worked with them (O'Grady). But since they are so popular, maybe they are good.
    i am with them, to be honest so far they havnt been too bad, but im not in the usa yet, that should come in October so i cannot comment on their support once in the country.
    there were a few hold ups with visa screen, which i dont think was their fault, i can usually get hold of the person i need at the time i need them.
    the only think i would say so far is there has been alot of costs and minor hassles around obtaining documents etc which they didnt make me aware of at the outset but i understand that they do tell everyone what is involved now.
  5. by   madwife2002
    OGP what should I say-if I tell the truth then I may be sued because the truth about OGP is not pretty. So I will leave it there and refrain from giving them grounds in which to sue me. But watch this space.
  6. by   english_nurse
    thats the thing about big companies
    some have good experiances, some have bad, its very hard to generalise
    if you go with an agency you will be tied into a contract and get paid a bit less, but they will do the greencard bit so its personal choice
  7. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    thats the thing about big companies
    some have good experiances, some have bad, its very hard to generalise
    if you go with an agency you will be tied into a contract and get paid a bit less, but they will do the greencard bit so its personal choice

    I so agree, what I am :angryfire about is lack of support when things go wrong. If things go ok you are laughing all the way to the bank.
  8. by   nightingale
    no one wants to put themselves in a legal entanglement position. nor do we want to take on an issue that is definitely not true with every person. there are, i am sure, nurses who have been pleased and have not had issues with this company and others that are of concern.

    what is important, imho, that we refer those who need to know to check things out for themselves. to me, the true definition of empowerment, is teaching someone how to find out for themselves. do a google search of this and any company you want to know more about. you will not only find the "commercials" but you will find information in newspapers, periodical and yes, allnurses.com.

    keep an accurate record of who does what and what the newspapers and periodical are saying. in the world of technology and computers you do not have to work very hard to cut, paste, and keep a file of your own regarding companies and recruiters.


    Quote from madwife2002
    ogp what should i say-if i tell the truth then i may be sued because the truth about ogp is not pretty. so i will leave it there and refrain from giving them grounds in which to sue me. but watch this space.
  9. by   nightingale
    Regarding some of the differences of Nursing responsibilities in the UK, and in this case, Ireland, here is an interesting Thread on the International Forum.:

    Working in Ireland

    At first, I thought I would show some of the posts. I found, after reading the whole Thread, it was of benefit.

    Happy reading / Happy posting!

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