Quote from suzanne4
Have you actually spoken to your agency/recruiter about this? What was in your contract about floating?
Nah, I just thought I'd whine a little here and meekly go back into the job and do what I's told like a good boy.
OF COURSE I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire Sorry I am just ticked off. I blasted off an e-mail on Friday after I got home from being stuck in a room for 12 hours with two combative and delusional patients. They were doing me A FAVOR by not giving me a third patient that night. One had senile dementia and the other was an alcoholic with a CHI who was also detoxing. I had an aide on that unit who refused to help me at all. Sat on her butt at the nurses station even after being told by the area supervisor to make sure my room was taken care of. I was literally getting my a&& kicked in there. It was risky situation all the way around for a number of reasons and I had to restrain one man (senile dementia) that would have done much better with a sitter. I ended up agitating the poor guy because I couldn't do anything else to ensure his safety.
Now, for my company. My company sucks. They set me up with a weak contract that states I will float according to client policy. I'm about ready to scream. I was not too smart when I signed on there. Didn't look over the contract carefully enough and wasn't really looking for much else on it except the dates, money and the other stuff was right. It never occurred to me that I was going to be interviewed for an ICU position and then used as a house float.
Folks, this is my experience with Int**istaf & a non-profit hospital in the extreme Southwest of Florida. (feel free to fill in the blanks) If I were looking for a company & hospital to travel to I would avoid them like the plague. I've had horrible problems with them in every aspect of this assignment from housing to payroll to this contract.
I've been on other travel assignments and have never gotten treated this bad. I don't expect everyone to be all warm and fuzzy on these travel assignments because there just isn't time to build that special work relationship. I've just never seen a place perfect the abuse of their seasonal help as badly as these folks have managed to do it. These people are king of the turd pile when it comes to acting like complete morons.