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  1. This is my first travel assignment....cardiac tele SSIU.
    I had my interview and was hired with a start date 2/12. My recruiter emails my salary, which is lower than what I had accepted. Deductions for insurance
    and housing had already been figured in.....now he tells me, he had made a mistake! WTH? and, he'll make it up to me on me next assignment, OR I can take only $250.00 in travel....also meal deal of $30.00 aday has evaporated!!!!!!:roll WHAT TO DO???

    After I said, no deal.................guess what?
    My salary will be raised to what I had accepted, travel expences also returned to $500.00...LOL
    Last edit by Cardiolyte on Jan 30, '07 : Reason: Update
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    About Cardiolyte, ASN

    Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 48; Likes: 11
    intensive care nurse; from MO
    Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Interventional Cardiology, MICU


  3. by   AMANSVIEW
    Sounds Like The Evil Empire.
  4. by   babynurselsa
    Just make sure it is all in writing.
  5. by   LadyNASDAQ
    Run like wildfire! Try to find another agency asap. This is a red flag in your face.
  6. by   Cardiolyte
    This is the RN Network, which I didn't think was part of the evil empire........
    I thought I had done my homework checking them out, et...
  7. by   RN BSN 2009
    Wow.. they probably hoped you wouldnt notice or something.
  8. by   lorster
    Who is in the evil empire? I would like to know. Thanks.
  9. by   NurseguyFL
    That is unacceptable. Sounds to me like they took advantage of you because they know you're new. If the recruiter made a "mistake" there's no reason you should have to pay for it.

    Next time, don't just accept what they tell you. Ask for the details, in writing, before agreeing to anything. And, whenever they quote your hourly salary be sure to ask if it is a blended rate. What you want to know is EXACTLY what your hourly rate will be--- excluding housing, travel, per diem allowance, car, insurance, bonuses, and so forth. Some recruiters will get annoyed that you are asking this but if you don't then you shouldn't be surprised to find that the $45 an hour they were quoting you is suddenly reduced to $26 an hour. If that happens, tell them goodbye and call another agency.
  10. by   Larabelle
    Get everything in writing next time.
  11. by   caliotter3
    Deleted.....double post
    Last edit by caliotter3 on Feb 16, '07 : Reason: Double post
  12. by   caliotter3
    I have had employers that have spoken with forked tongue concerning salaries, benefits, etc. when dealing with different employees. It never bothered me as long as I received what was promised to me. I became disillusioned when I found out the different treatment after being told that everyone in the same category got the same, which turned out to be untrue. Then I found out how large the disparity for employees less qualified, and hired after me. It started to matter when the song was: "We can't afford....." Well, if you can afford X amt for Suzy Q, and Jonny W, then you can afford plenty more for the rest of us. This is how employers like those in the Evil Empire get bad reps from potential employees. It is not always what you do or say to your employees, it is that you are truthful, fair, and equitable in what you do or say. It comes back in the end.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from lorster
    Who is in the evil empire? I would like to know. Thanks.
    American Mobile and its many many affiliates.
  14. by   kalbo3
    That sounds borderline criminal. It is very important to get everything in writing. I was taught many years ago that if it isn't writen down that it never happened. Always protect yourself against evildoers like this. Good luck.
    Happy travels,