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Weird call from Dad

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Just wondering if anyone has had something like this happen:

I was driving to work (my f/t job in a clinic) when the father of the ped patient I see on weekends called me on my cell phone. He asked if I had heard about what was going on at the company, I said "uh...no" he went on to say that apparently there has been some "bad stuff" going on and that my nursing supervisor and several other admin workers are leaving and creating their own company. He said that they are going to switch to them once everything is worked out and the patient's other nurses are going to give their two weeks notice and switch also in order to keep the patient. He said it was up to me but they really didn't want to lose me, I said that I absolutly want to keep them (I just love this patient and the family is awesome) and he said he would have my supervisor call me.

Later on that day she did call me and yes they are creating a new company just hadn't made it down the list of employees yet, and she could meet me and fill out paperwork and so on.

This all happened so fast that it took me a little bit to realize how strange it is that the patient's father called me about this!

Has this happened to any of you???

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You will poison your reputation in the community by jumping ship like this. It is considered unethical, but people do it all the time. This is a decision you will have to make. Ruin your good standing with the present employer or take this opportunity, which, in the long run, could be a mistake. You don't know that the new company will be a success. Something to think about.

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I have met a few nurses that were new to the agency we use. They had jumped ship from one agency when their current client switched agencies. I know that it is sometimes looked upon in an unfavorable light. We have used the same agency for several years and have a lot of long-term nurses. There is a nurse from our PICU that signed up with our agency because she wanted to work the occasional shift with my son but she remained at her hospital FT.

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Nurses work for more then one agency all the time but something about this seems fishy. For the Nursing Supervisor to be soliciting current employees/clients from the agency she is going to leave to start a new one seems unethical. I know I'd be very cautious. You probably signed some sort of agreement when you signed on with the current agency. You may want to review that before you jump ship. Are there problems with the agency you now work for? Something just doesn't add up.

Kyasi

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shortscrubbs108 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pulmonology Clinic.

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Thanks for the replies, I'm not leaving my current company, I am just going to stay on with both until I find out more. I really thought this seemed weird. I have not had any problems or complaints so I will just see what happens I guess.

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