May need to cancel travel contract: Advice Please!!



I'm an experienced nurse who recently moved to a new state for my husband's work. The hospital I have really been wanting to work at (as staff)--which is 10 min down the road was not hiring for a very long time. I got pretty desperate to start work and signed a 13 wk contract with a travel agency to work at a hospital over an hour away.

Well, of course my number one hospital posted a job and has called wanting to schedule an interview. If I were offered a job, I would really want to take it!! I don't know how long it will be before they post a job like this again.

My contract with with the travel agency wouldn't start for another 2.5 weeks and I have my own I haven't taken any money from them. Does anybody know how difficult it would be to cancel this contract and if (and how much) they would try to fine me?



689 Posts

It'd be very easy to cancel.. Of course I would wait until you have the new job and at least try to give them 2-weeks notice. I would not be worried about them trying to fine you.


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Specializes in ER. Has 5 years experience.

I agree, just be honest with them. You have to look out for yourself and do what is best for your career.


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i walked into my travel job and canceled on day 1- because there was trouble withe agency and paperwork etc and went with another agency

it was simnple----like the others said- look out for yourself---good luck and take the job that you want--



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Specializes in ICU. Has 8 years experience.

Aloha 79Tango-Sounds like you know a lot, so I have a question for you. I got a travel offer from the nurse manger my profile was sent to-they want me. I have not signed or even expressed a verbal contract with the travel company. Just some testing. We have decided to sell the house where I am now. Going to take some time to do so. How should I approach the company to tell them that "now is not a good time for me" and cancel without them "coming" after me. Others can also give me you input, as well. THANKS!