I am interested in your mileage.
What is your organizations protocol in regards to the mileage? As in how far from your office do you travel one way?
Do you have a protocol in place that says- 60 mins or 60 miles from the office as ours USED to?
I am covering a very large area in Virginia which I love please don't get me wrong but with nearly 700 miles travel a week I am really starting to get tired.
I will add that I am covering for another RN who had the 'cheek' to have her second baby LOL and be off on 6 weeks maternity leave, so that has increased the mileage, but these patients still have to be seen no matter what.
For me 667-700 miles a week is soooooo draining at the moment.
Hmmmm maybe I should get a chauffer....
Sep 28, '07
Only one of my home health employers paid me mileage. The only reason they offered the mileage was because they couldn't get anyone to take the case because of the distance. Otherwise, I wore out one car doing home health, and before that, commuting to nursing school. I wish I could get an employer who would pay me a better wage and/or pay me for mileage. My intentions with my next job is to limit how far I will travel. I do have another car, and I can't afford to run it into the ground like my last car. It is very unreasonable.
P.S. Love the photo of you on that Harley! Now that's the way to travel! Many years ago I knew a nurse who traveled to and from home health cases on a bike. He said he saved a lot on expenses but didn't like it when the weather got bad.
Last edit by caliotter3 on Sep 28, '07