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Quiting a contract assignment...will it hurt my chances??

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chingy1206 has 5 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric mental health.

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So I started a 7 week contract assignment through an Agency with a major local hospital in clinical informatics, no patient care, basically learning the computer system and then training the physicians on it. The agency had told me once I complete the assignment, I have the opportunity to go per diem with the Hospital, which is what I want!! It's a way to get my foot in the door. But one week into the assignment, I got offered a position that I wanted with potential to go full time with benefits which is what I need!! So even though I was only hired as part time, they gave me over time hrs my first week while I'm into my second week into the contract with the hospital. By the way, my second job knows that I am working a 7 week contract and said they were willing to work around their schedule, but I wasn't expecting this many hrs!!!!Well, I am just soooo exhausted, and thinking of just quiting my contract, My question is, if I do so, would it hurt my chances to get per diem jobs at the Hospital in the future? Would they know since it's through an agency and I'm technically not a Hospital employee? What should I do?

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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Shouldn't what you end up doing be in part based on the terms of the contract? Nobody is going to be able to give you any sound advice without knowing the full terms and conditions of the contract.

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chingy1206 has 5 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric mental health.

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That's a good question, this was my first contract assignment so I did not really ask a lot of questions, or didn't know the right questions to ask at least. But shouldn't they have discussed it with me? would the terms and conditions have stated my future opportunities for the hospital NOT through the agency?

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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That's a good question, this was my first contract assignment so I did not really ask a lot of questions, or didn't know the right questions to ask at least. But shouldn't they have discussed it with me? would the terms and conditions have stated my future opportunities for the hospital NOT through the agency?

Did you sign a piece of paper? If you did you should have a copy of it and everything you and they agreed to should be outlined in that contract. If you didn't sign anything then it's going to likely vary by state whether or not a verbal agreement is legally binding, but I'm not a contract lawyer nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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chingy1206 has 5 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric mental health.

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Yes I think I signed a whole bunch of papers but I didn't get a copy of any of it, I guess it would be good idea to request for them. Thanks guys.

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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chingy1206 has 5 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric mental health.

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Ok so I got all the paper work I have signed regarding the contract I started and it doesn't mention any consequences if someone was to break the contract, BUT when I told the agency I wanted to resign from the assignment, they started threatening me saying I will break all ties with them and the Hospital!! Well how can that be if nothing like that is mentioned in the paperwork I signed?? Are they just bluffing?

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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No I dont think they are bluffing

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chingy1206 has 5 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric mental health.

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So how can I find out the terms and conditions of the contract if it is not listed in anything I signed? I have no doubt it will break all ties with the agency which I am ok with but its the hospital that I worry about. This will be the last contract I will ever do.

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They will have an employee handbook and it may all be online but ask them for it or look on their website....many times you will be liable or a fine...

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RNERHOUSESUPOR specializes in Paramedic,ER, House Supervisor, OR, CVOR.

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Just do the right thing. You agreed to do a job, finish it. Consider it a learning experience. You can always do what you want but remember the price you pay may be steep. But that's just my opinion and I'm twice your age so you have to take that into consideration. Hope it all works out for you

Rod

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