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New Nurse Dilemma

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by Goldentreasure Goldentreasure (New) New

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I am a new nurse in Illinois. I was offered a job in a nursing home in Elgin, Illinois. The salary will be $27/hr, but no other benefits. And I am required to pay 20% for the nurse staffing agent. Should I take it or not? Thank you and God bless.

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If you're full-time you should expect benefits. Part time then no. Are you saying you will be forced to give up 20% of your wages to help pay another staff member's salary?????

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YoungMom specializes in Med surg.

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Is that 20% out of each paycheck? And how are there no benefits? I thought employers were required to offer benefits if they had a certain number of employees?

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needlesmcgeeRN has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Care Coordination, Care Management.

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Not to sound obtuse, but what is a nurse staffing agent?

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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Did the nurse staffing agent secure the interview for you? If they helped you find a job, then yes, you will likely owe them $$ if you take the job. Did you sign a contract?

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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No. Nooooo. No.

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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This offer versus what?

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Marisette has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Registered Nurse.

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$27/ hour and no benefits is not a good offer. You should get benefits for full time work. The $27/ hour does not sound unusual for this area. I don't understand the 20%. Is this for a staffing agency contract?

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sailornurse has 39 years experience and specializes in ER/Tele, Med-Surg, Faculty, Urgent Care.

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Let's say it is 20% for the recruiter that found the job. How long will you pay 20% for ? forever? Details are needed so we can give you more advice about this job offer/contract.

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The agent is the one who arranged the one who looked for the job and accompany me for the interview. He said the 20% is charged as long as I will stay on the job that he looked for me. The job that is available is a nursing home job. Because of these conditions, I would like to know if it is a reasonable offer or not since I am a new nurse.

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doodlebuttRN has 13 years experience.

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No way. Not reasonable. That's ridiculous! I'd never give 20% of my pay to someone else.. You're already giving (around) 20-30% for taxes (depending). That adds up to almost HALF your pay. No benefits? It can be very expensive to get insurance on your own. Forget it. Keep the money you work so hard for, for yourself!

You can do your own Job Search and be just as effective.

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