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I'm breaking my contract.......

mostly due to very poor working conditions. I'm going to fight any money the company tries to get back because I don't think I should work under these conditions. What makes me the angriest my contract said day shift and I haven't worked a day shift yet.

Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN

Has 15 years experience.

Write down everything that happened, make copies for yourself and your agency. Let them know that in your professional nursing judgment, the situation was that your license was at risk under the conditions, and that as a professional, you are obligated to protect your license.

I would not tell them you felt pt safety was compromised, if you do, I feel it could legally be interpreted that you were a party to the situations that endangered pts. I broke a contract due to the reasons you stated. I gave my agency 2 weeks notice. I was going to have to pay over $2000., but luckily, they found another "sucker" to take over the contract and the apt. I only had to pay $450. for rent on the apt for 2 weeks that it was vacant.

I am still with that agency, and will be leaving on another assignment with them soon.

Also, transfer your money to another account immediately. Any agency that uses direct deposit to pay you also has the right to use direct withdrawal, without your persmission.

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

Misty I have heard that several times recently that travelers were put on the totally wrong shift. Does your contract say day shift?

renerian

Misty I have heard that several times recently that travelers were put on the totally wrong shift. Does your contract say day shift?

renerian

Yes it does say day shift thats the reason I took the job. I will work nights because I know its hard to find day shift but I chose this job because I thought it would be a nice break from nights.

Sorry, but if you were promised day shift and your contract actually states day shift, and not shift as assigned by the facility, then your agency needs to do something to remedy this. There is no way that I would even accept the night position.

What is the exact wording in your contract?

Sorry, but if you were promised day shift and your contract actually states day shift, and not shift as assigned by the facility, then your agency needs to do something to remedy this. There is no way that I would even accept the night position.

What is the exact wording in your contract?

The wording is day shift at such and such unit. I was a long way from home to just up and leave.

If the nurses weren't so nasty I would just suck it up and stick it out but working in my opinion is intolerable.

And unfortunately, I saw the agency that you are with in another posting. They are not known for standing up for their nurses.

Thank you all for your replies. Today I'm going to the bank and call some employment lawyers hopefully someone will be able to talk to me.

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

Good luck on you situation . I don't know the company your working for but it would be good to know.

Take care. How much longer do you have to go on your contract?

Start looking for a new company now...........early planning so to speak.

renerian

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