Anyone been happy with OGP??

  1. this will probably start a riot! i am so far, getting on ok with ogp, sent packet 3 recently. i have heard alot of negative things from people about various agencies, sooooooo..... is anyone happy with their completed move with ogp?? would love to hear any success stories to try and balance all the awful stories!:spin:
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    Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in a&e

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  3. by   cariad
    yes,,,,,,i completed my 18 month contract in january and went with another agency for a couple of short term contracts.
    i am now once again working for ogp in the middle of a 13 week contract as a travel nurse. i went back with them because i wanted a particular hospital and i knew that they had nurses in there.
    cant say that i have ever had problems with them, and i worked with other nurses who have completed the 18 month contract with them as well. they came from all over the place, poland, south africa, jamaica, antigua, gyana and barbados.
  4. by   d4e5f6
    Hi

    I have had no problems, things going smoothly so far! I am awaiting packet three!
    Last edit by sirI on May 15, '08
  5. by   madwife2002
    Anybody who has a gripe against OGP or any agencies should be very careful what they write on here if they are still under contract to the said agencies because posters can be easily identified. I think we should be as honest as we can so that nurses are as informed as possible, but we need to be aware that we dont always know who is monitoring these boards.
  6. by   english_nurse
    Quote from madwife2002
    Anybody who has a gripe against OGP or any agencies should be very careful what they write on here if they are still under contract to the said agencies because posters can be easily identified. I think we should be as honest as we can so that nurses are as informed as possible, but we need to be aware that we dont always know who is monitoring these boards.
    i agree
    i will however give my experiances so far..
    last year i attend their study days and passed the NCLEX without too much pain, the days were useful, could i have passed it without the study? who knows? possibly.
    so far, have they done all that i expected them to do? well, yes,
    im not in the usa yet so i cant comment on that part at the moment, however there appears to be good and bad stories
  7. by   geordiegirl2
    I came to the US in July 2004 with OGP and completed my contract with them in May this year, my experience with them was not bad really but I didn't have any major issues so really didn't require a lot of support.
    There were a couple of things I felt I was not made aware of like the fact I could be 'called off' once a pay period if the hospital had too many nurses, so obviously wasn't paid but more importantly to me it extended the length of my contract.
    Other than that I feel they did what they were supposed to do, they got me here, we all have greencards and i'm now free to do as i please.
  8. by   cariad
    maybe my placement was unique, but i was never called off once, and worked 3 twelve hour shifts one week and then 4 twelves the next week, so i had 40 hours evry pay period, and i wasnt even aware that i could be called off. in fact fro 12 months of my contract i had a charge position and earned more money and worked as much over time as i wanted.
    [color=#a0522d]so i completed my contract in exactly 18 months. started in july '04 and finished 1st january '06. i didnt take any vacation time so my 2 weeks was in january at the end of the 18 months.
  9. by   geordiegirl2
    Quote from cariad
    maybe my placement was unique, but i was never called off once, and worked 3 twelve hour shifts one week and then 4 twelves the next week, so i had 40 hours evry pay period, and i wasnt even aware that i could be called off. in fact fro 12 months of my contract i had a charge position and earned more money and worked as much over time as i wanted.
    [color=#a0522d]so i completed my contract in exactly 18 months. started in july '04 and finished 1st january '06. i didnt take any vacation time so my 2 weeks was in january at the end of the 18 months.
    i think the called off thing varies state to state az has legislation stating you can be called off one day in each pay period.
    truthfully after the initial period when i was really unhappy about i spoke to the hospital about how it would extend our contracts they were very good about only calling us off as a last resort.
    i to like you ended up doing some charge etc and i could have had overtime but never really wanted it and only the first 4 hours of it would have come of my contract.
  10. by   english_nurse
    its harsh to think that you are going out for an 18 month contract which then turns into a 24, after all the pay during those months isnt as good as it could be earning direct from the hospital.
    it will be intersetin to see how things go in that department!!
  11. by   cariad
    the contract with OGP is not an 18 month one, it is worked out in hours, and each wage slip takes the hours off the total that you have to work, so you can see the hours slipping away every 2 weeks.
    the total is based on being 40 hours a week for exactly 18 months, so as you can see, if the job that you get is 36 hours a week then it takes you longer.
  12. by   geordiegirl2
    Quote from cariad
    the contract with OGP is not an 18 month one, it is worked out in hours, and each wage slip takes the hours off the total that you have to work, so you can see the hours slipping away every 2 weeks.
    the total is based on being 40 hours a week for exactly 18 months, so as you can see, if the job that you get is 36 hours a week then it takes you longer.
    mine was worded 18-21 months based on if you did 36 or 40 hrs so i knew it would be nearer 21 months the exact amount was 3120 hrs so it took 22 months or so with the call offs, not an awful lots longer but just something to be aware of.
    Not long before I completed my contract they stopped showing the amount you had left to work which was sad as i loved seeing it get less,they still put the total worked but i really looked forward to seeing less than 100 hrs left documented but it wasn't to be.
  13. by   english_nurse
    Quote from cariad
    the contract with OGP is not an 18 month one, it is worked out in hours, and each wage slip takes the hours off the total that you have to work, so you can see the hours slipping away every 2 weeks.
    the total is based on being 40 hours a week for exactly 18 months, so as you can see, if the job that you get is 36 hours a week then it takes you longer.
    yes mine is actually a 20 month contract
  14. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    yes mine is actually a 20 month contract
    So yours is not in hours then?

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