Mon 7 Sep, 2009 09:42 pm
Be Careful What You Work For...
Hello all, just wanted to post a friendly little blog...you know how they say "Your world can change in the blink of an eye"??? Mine did. My husband and I were coming to the last month of a contract when suddenly my seven year old nephew became our sole responsibility...needless to say, with school starting soon, I had to cancel the contract to move back home (thank God we kept our apartment in our hometown!!!) I'm not going to babble on and on and on, but I would just like to say that there is no emergency clause in most contracts. Getting out of mine cost me a small FORTUNE, and there was absolutely NOTHING my recruiter did to help me...he didn't even go so far as to try to find someone to finish the last four weeks of the contract that I was unable to fulfill. Instead, he just dumped the apartment (yes, I had taken the housing,) and the pre-paid rented furniture (SUPER expensive,) and shipped the bill to my house. Despite thorough explanation and great detail indicating the many reasons why I was not able to complete the contract, the recruiter continued to insist that there MUST be SOME way that I could drive 200 miles back and forth 3 days a week to complete the contract. He assured me that there was no way I would be able to find a job in my hometown and that I was surely going to face my financial demise should I not complete this assignment. I did end up having to withdraw my retirement fund early, (no biggie, I'm only 26 so I have decades left and it's likely I'll have to work right up until the end anyway,) and I did find a job, but these recruiters, I'm telling you, they just don't care. Be very, very careful when you sign on. This is the first contract I've had to bail on in 3 years of traveling and I think I'm done with it altogether after this. It's a great experience but these recruiters are so scummy anymore. Good luck to you all!!!
P.S. Did you know that these recruiters aren't nurses???
Sorry to hear about your bad luck. I have travelled as a nurse for many years and I agree some of the recruiters are not the best eh ? However there are some good ones out there however at the end of the day they are there for the large fee they are paid to find you.
Best of luck