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This article is interesting but it did not talk about the difference between what I call “Bad and Worse”. The bad are the vendor neutral programs, the ones that come in and impose harsh terms and conditions and arbitrary below market rates and charge you 3-4 % of sales for the pleasure of working with them. They are BAD. The Worse are what I call predatory MSP programs operated by a competitor. The MSP master contractor (competitor) handles all the staffing processes for the client and of course staffs the facility with its nurses first and gives those need it cannot fill to sub-contractors. The subcontractors fight over the scraps to fill a few shifts only to have their nurses canceled should the MSP master vendor find one of its nurses to fill the need. Then of course when your nurses actually do get to work at a MSP controlled facility , it is made very clear to them that if they worked directly for the MSP master vendor they would have access to more work and they would not get cancelled first as they do now with their current agency who is only a lowly subcontractor. The sub-contractor agencies slowly but surely see their nurses disappear. In my opinion to participate in one of these programs as a sub is nothing short of crazy.
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