Employment FAQs

What do you pay?
Are the hours guaranteed?
Are there yearly raises?
What do I wear?
What if I'm sick?
What if I don't like the place?
How much notice do you require to resign?
How soon can I start?
What if a place wants to hire me?
Do you sponsor H-1 visas?

What do you pay?

 
Sorry, but we don’t say what we pay until we meet. If we think we will be a good fit for each other, we will not only tell all about our compensations package, but we will put it in writing and go over it line-by-line

 
Are the hours guaranteed?

 
We don't have guaranteed hours, but our people get a lot of work (even overtime if they want it). We’ve been tempted to guarantee hours in the past, but we always decide against it. Here's why:

 
1.  Guaranteed people get paid lower than people who don’t want a guarantee, and that violates our pay equality principal. And in effect, the person taking the lower rate in exchange for guaranteed hours is paying money to the Agency to give them work first.

 
2.  This difference in pay creates a corrupt incentive on our end, because we will eventually be forced to choose between the cheaper, guaranteed person and the higher-paid, non-guaranteed person. We don’t like corrupt incentives. That's for other agencies.

 
3.  Guaranteed people have to go where they are told, because they lose their guarantee if they don't. This conflicts with our goal of balancing freedom and work.

 
Based on what we hear from reliable sources, the “guaranteed hours” pitch (trick, scam, scheme etc) comes with a lot of strings that make it very difficult to actually get the guaranteed hours. That is just not how we want to run our business or treat people. To us, words have meaning.

 
Are there yearly raises?
 
We have no automatic annual pay raise, but there have been years where we gave two or more raises in one year. This is because we follow the market. If the market tells us to raise pay, then we raise pay, and everybody (per profession) gets the same raise at the same time. We announce it in our newsletter, “The Straight Shooter."

 
What do I wear?
 
In general, most hospitals and nursing homes prefer scrubs.  Outpatient environments like polo shirts and khakis or business casual.  Certain facilities do have specific requirements (color of scrubs, etc.), but we'll tell you if the facility requires something out of the normal general attire.  

 
What if I’m sick?

 
If you're sick, call the main number and press #1 so you can talk to someone in staffing.  We don’t care what time it is.  We want to know as soon as you know.  This rule also applies to sick kids, husbands, and family emergencies.

 
What if I don’t like the place?
 
Tell Fred Salazar (director of staffing) right away, and tell him why.  He can usually fix the problem so that you do like where you're placed.  Most of the time, it is a minunderstanding that is easily fixed.

 
How much notice do you require to resign?
 
Like all reputable health care companies, we require one month's notice.

 
How soon can I start?

 
As soon as we have your paperwork turned in and background check, drug test, etc., completed.  At the interview, Scott will help you with a lot of your paperwork .  We believe in teamwork from the get-go.

 
What if a place wants to hire me?

 
You're free to go; you have no contract with us.  Our customer has an agreement in place with us that dictates next steps if they hire you.

 
Do you sponsor H-1 Visas?

 
Yes, if the prospective therapist has a minimum of one year, in-USA direct-patient care and they make it through the interview just like everyone else.



 



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