I am on my first travel assignment, which I absolutely hate going to. The hospital is extremely unfriendly to travelers. Please tell me how you feel about my agency/recruiter:First off, I was going to accept an assignment by them in CT for 29/hr + tax free housing. They don't offer the stipend. After my recruiter made me the offer of 29/hr, I said NO. Connecticut is very expensive, and I make close to that at my *then* permanent position. She became a bit pouty and offered me 30/hr, which I still declined. She pointed out how housing was going to be free. I pointed out that my current rent was damn near free as it is (family house). She pointed out that they have a free insurance plan. it sort of sucks, but it is free nonetheless. I couldn't argue with that one, insurance at my full-time job was costing me 120/bi-weekly and I am 100% healthy. So, after I declined the 30/hr, we hung up and I didn't hear back from her until a month later when she offered me *this* assignment from HELL. So here I am. My contract says that I am guaranteed 48/hrs a week (4-12/week) at a base pay of 30/hr. Anything over 40 hrs/week, I will get 50/hr. My last check, I had 105 hours on there. Exhausted is not the word. But, it is paying off my bills!So many of you know the problems that I have had working here. I aked her if I could cut down to 3-12's a week instead of my contract of 4 -12's. She said NO. She then pointes out how great $$ is I am making and to keep 'doing a great job'. I explained to her that I hate it, dread it, and I give her examples of "why" it is so bad and how I wish I could just do 3 shifts/week and finish my contract that way. She still said NOPE. Other folks are telling me that legally, she and the hospital can't enforce anything over 40/hrs if I no longer want it, even though it is on contract. There is the labor law that people have to follow. She doesn't seem to care. And she has pointed out 3 times how the hospital *must* like me, because "Randrop, you have called in 2 times. You should be thankful they didn't fire you."I told her that I work, on average, a week more per month than her, and the hospital administrators. and other staff/agency workers and that I need to do what is best for me.......that I wouldn't have called in if I didn't need to. She just listened.How am I going to tell her, when this contract ends, that I didn't like how she handled things and that I won't be working for them again. AM I being unreasonable to think that I am being taken for a ride? Doesn't the pay rate suck? 30/hr, apartment, 50/hr for anything over 40/week. I have reason to believe that other travelers are making a lot more/hour than my base pay. And the fact that she won't even attempt to change my contract to 36/hrs, knowing how badly I HATE it, doesn't smell like she is my advocate. Or am I being unreasonable? Would you work for what I make? And what about that CT offer of 29/hr - was that pathetic or what? And if she gives me a bad reference when others call her, like stating, "Raindrop called in twice at her last assignent" and possibly "she had a hard time getting along with others, " how will I explain to them (the prospective employer) how bad it was for me and how I called in because I am exhausted working 105/hrs/bi-weekly. Should I bring in proof of my hours to my interview - my contract/paystub,with the $$ whited out of course, so they that they,hopefully, understand where I am coming from and don't let her sway their decision.