Travel Agency Recruiter harassing me to take the offer

  1. Hello fellow nurses,

    I just want to ask about your opinion on my situation. I recently applied to a travel agency (first time) of course I sent multiple applications elsewhere, after few weeks, I got 2 offers from hospital a full time position and a 13 week assignment from the travel agency. Everything happened smoothly, and accepted the full time position. I wrote a polite email that I am declining the job offer from the travel agency, however, this is when my nightmare starts.

    Recruiter starts calling and texting multiple times. I then responded to the text that I am not pursuing the offer. But it didn't stop there, he escalated the matter to the VP, I spoke to the VP of that agency again stated I am not anymore interested about the position. It was cordial, she asked about the company that I will be working with (Sadly, I regret mentioning it), end of the conversation. The next morning, I received a call and a text from the CEO (as he claimed it). Again pursuiding me about the offer. I responded the third time that I'm not interested about the offer. Now, he is threatening me that he escalated the matter to the CNO of the hospital where I supposed to do my assignment and he is implying I am burning bridges to that hospital and since I mentioned my future employer, he goes to mention that the management of the hospital (it is hard to not give specifics) knows the CNO of the hospital of my potential employer. And might jeopardize my job. And he goes to say that a lot more behind the scenes is going on and he mentioned it as a courtesy.

    I was shock! I decided not to respond.

    The next day, I received multiple texts from my recruiter. He describe me as deceptive and a liar, and questioned why I did the interview if I am not interested in the position. And he wants me to write an apology to their CEO because I was deceptive and liar. Again, threatened me that they have connections and my potential employer wouldn't like to hire a deceptive employee.

    This time I decided to block their numbers. I just don't understand why I am experiencing this, I extend the courtesy that I am not interested to the position anymore, and how I was deceptive if I dont accept the offer.

    Does anyone else experience this?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Wow. A consultation with an attorney might be helpful. If anything more comes of this, you might find yourself needing to take legal action against these people, so find out where you stand now.
  4. by   Sue Damonas
    They sound like a cult! They are harassing you for sure! I agree with a lawyer. Keep us posted and so sorry you are going through this!
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    I would seriously get a police report made. This is way, way, WAY over the top. You might also contact the BBB and file a consumer complaint.
  6. by   nomad29
    UPDATE: I got the job. It seems that the traveler agency is using intimidation and bluff to harass nurses to take assignment in order to get their commission. Thank you all for your advice.
  7. by   crazin01
    clearly you're far from the first. I wonder if it might be a good idea to inform your employer? that was my concern when you mentioned sharing that info.

    But I suppose that could go both ways.

    Sounds more like a debt collector, vs. nurse recruiter....

    Hoping you enjoy and do well at new job!!

  8. by   OCNRN63
    This person is escalating threatening behaviors. What is to stop him from showing up at your new job, even your home? I would make a friendly call to the local police dept. and let them know that this guy is calling you and threatening you.
  9. by   Chazzie_Made_It
    That was a scary read. I'd like to know what travel agency it was - so as to avoid.