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By shoegalRN

Joined Dec 5, '06. Posts: 1,365 (42% Liked) Likes: 2,089

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  1. Here are some of my rules. Feel free to add your own. When I ask you what brings you in today, please don't tell me your...
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  2. I'm not an ER nurse...but I can say that if we had a traveling psych nurse come into the facility with the attitude that...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. I do ER travel, and the way you describe yourself, I wouldn't suggest doing ER travel. You only have one year experience,...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. I make double what I would have made back home. Per job pay rates are notoriously low there. No complaints from me. It's not...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Thanks everyone , I decided not to go this route. I am going to rent a furnished townhome for 950.00. Its more than what I...
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  6. I'm not an expert but I can speculate about the why. Since the 2008 economic decline, management can see a lot of economic...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Honestly, they will give you the easier patients to begin with until you prove yourself and they are confident in your...
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  8. Nissan Altima.
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. I do not recommend going through Parallon directly. I signed up for an 8 week assignment and it was a nightmare. They got...
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  10. You are paying for health insurance, period. If your employer didn't provide it, you would be making more every month. Yes,...
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  11. I take home almost double as a traveler that I did as staff in Utah working ER. Between my tenants and my income, I'm...
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  12. Yea, I can honestly say that NONE of my friends are happy with their marriage. Most of them want a divorce. The ones that...
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  13. You have the very exception to the rule about payments establishing a tax home. In fact, you do have a tax home. This is...
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  14. $80 an hour? Color me skeptical. It is possible for the bill rate to be that high for some in demand specialties (like cath...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Just as an FYI, I believe from ShoeGals description that her total hourly pay is on the order of $42. I'd say that rate is...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. The base law is overtime after 8. However there is an alternative workweek allowed in the law based on worker vote initially...
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  17. I see a typo in my post. Let me clarify what blended rates are. If an agency is paying overtime after 8, the base rate...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. ShoeGal, can I ask what region of California you are traveling? (Aka SF Bay Area, LA area, SD area)
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  19. How you view compensation depends largely on your frame of reference. In general, most compact states are not the highest...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Emerald has a ton of California assignments and I have a number of friends who use them. One of my friends was responsible...
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  21. I quit my job, my wife quit her job (we both had stellar jobs) rented my house, drove halfway across the country in an RV...
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  22. I've traveled to Cali, and reg staff always makes more than travelers there.
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Congrats on a successful strategy followed through! I have very seldom paid a deposit in my career close to 20 years. If...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Shoegal, are you a fan of Carrie Bradshaw, by any chance?
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  25. I also used VRBO.com, and some really nice vacation rentals. A lot of landlords have places that they originally intended to...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  26. Agencies are just conduits. If hospitals would hire travelers right out of school, agencies would not have a problem with...
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  27. One of my favorite frequent flier actors did this little scene for me: Patient: Me: "Are you seizing?" Pt: "Ummhmmm" and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. I have an empty triage room for this purpose. You do not get to be seen faster because you make a scene. Be an ******* and a...
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  29. I had a 50 year old female with 20/10 chest pain that was inconsistent with labs, x ray and CT results being admitted for...
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  30. Bless this thread. I had a patient with ABD pain who didn't get whisked right in to a bed. He then developed leg pain making...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. I absolutely agree with ChristineN about the inability to schedule the day. Also, every order is stat or now. VS q hour or...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  32. It's m/s on speed. The patients you transfer to ICU as soon as possible are the people who come to you via ambulance or...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  33. I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here,.....when you say pts go to the waiting room before vitals,...how long...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  34. Tough choice as a single parent...do what you think is best for you and you child. I have always wanted to work as a travel...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  35. Wow- pretty harsh response for someone who was just trying to help.
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  36. Dang! I agree too. To LouBean - I thought you were giving an appropriate, thoughtful answer.
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  37. The challenges for a single working mom are universal, it doesn't matter much what your work is. Agencies do not provide...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  38. I'm no expert on travel nursing (or nursing -- I'm just a student), but I am a single mother. I don't know what your...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  39. $50 an hour? Maybe. When you get quotes from agencies, plug them into the calculator at PanTravelers to compare them on a...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  40. Don't low ball me. The wheels don't roll for less than 35/hr, 40/hr if no health insurance, and a 1500 to 2500 housing...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  41. Hi! Just finished an assignment there in May. All the travelers worked 8's while the staff worked 12's. The staff is...
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  42. Oakland is fine and Bay area bill rates for travelers can be quite high. Alta Bates and indeed most East Bay hospitals have...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  43. Sometimes I just shake my head at the people who have less than one year of RN experience and think that somehow "they're...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  44. I, too, am in this predicament of getting my car from St. Louis to northern California. To make it extra fun I need to...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  45. Patient centered care epitomized!
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    Forum: Nursing News
  46. I heard on the news this morning that the men got to go to HOOTERS so the women wanted a diversion of their own. The man...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  47. What an activity director they have!!!;):thumbup::p
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    Forum: Nursing News
  48. Sure beats Bingo.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  49. Well, I know where I want to be placed someday.
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  50. Trying not to laugh. really, really, trying...................................
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    Forum: Nursing News


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