Number of agencies?

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    Hey all!

    I am tossing around the idea of traveling and, of course, have a TON of questions. But, I'll keep this post to one. When traveling around the country taking 13 wk assignments, is it better to be with only one agency or multiple? Trying to get all my info straight.

    Thanks a bunch.
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    Well there are two thoughts to this idea. The first thought is... since there are plenty of travel agencies and plenty of positions out there stay with one agency... all of your info is there and it is a smoother transition from one position to the next, and you get to know your recruiter. The second thought is this, it may be good to have 2 agencies working for you. One for the cash one for the vacation. Venture nurse is the highest paying travel agency.... unfortunately you must provide your own lodging and they don't have any benefits... you get the cash period. The next step up is something like Fastaff which provides you limited accommidations (like an extended stay suite) and lots of cash, you can even put in the contract you want garunteed overtime. They have short (some as short as 4 weeks) contracts or standard contracts. A nurse I worked with worked with them and did a 4 week assignment with them and made 20k in one month. Then there are your vacation travel agencies which give you all the frills such as a condo on the beach all expenses paid, an expense account, travel pay, completion bonus, and what not... however your pay will suffer. To give you an idea Venture or fastaff will pay 40-60/hr and the frills one will pay you $25-32/hr
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    I see, thank you so much.
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    Quote from jammin246RN
    Well there are two thoughts to this idea. The first thought is... since there are plenty of travel agencies and plenty of positions out there stay with one agency... all of your info is there and it is a smoother transition from one position to the next, and you get to know your recruiter. The second thought is this, it may be good to have 2 agencies working for you. One for the cash one for the vacation. Venture nurse is the highest paying travel agency.... unfortunately you must provide your own lodging and they don't have any benefits... you get the cash period. The next step up is something like Fastaff which provides you limited accommidations (like an extended stay suite) and lots of cash, you can even put in the contract you want garunteed overtime. They have short (some as short as 4 weeks) contracts or standard contracts. A nurse I worked with worked with them and did a 4 week assignment with them and made 20k in one month. Then there are your vacation travel agencies which give you all the frills such as a condo on the beach all expenses paid, an expense account, travel pay, completion bonus, and what not... however your pay will suffer. To give you an idea Venture or fastaff will pay 40-60/hr and the frills one will pay you $25-32/hr
    Was your friend satisfied with Fastaff, their pay process, organization, etc?
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    Re check Fastaff information, pay??? Iwould like take that pay!
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    I think that pay, with Fastaff is for working a strike. If you are not willing to work a strike, you would not make that kind of money. The pay is higher because it is a strike, and generally PLENTY of overtime-hence the $$$. You can research it online.


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