Bottomed out, BSN, RN 4,743 Views
Joined Jan 29, '12.
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I spoke with my tax lawyer. She does not understand why they are doing it this way. They can write off the money in a different way. She advise me to take the money. However I will end up paying taxes on the extra amount at the end of the year. I am waiting on the agency to give me the exact breakdown of the stipend. If there is a bonus in there which is what I am thinking I just want to know. I also asked if I could just enroll the amount in my personal 401k to protect it from taxes. She said that is one way of doing that. My friend came up with that idea. I am just not use to a higher than GSA stipend.
I have seen a few contracts where the total stipend is more than total GSA allowable amount for that city. I asked the agency where they came up with these figures and they all of a sudden started to decrease the GSA amount not once but twice. I kept asking for the Housing and M&I breakdown and all I got was a total amount LOL. I am taking the high road. I do not want any tax trouble. What are your thoughts.
DO NOT come to LA and attempt to drive. You will not fit in period. LA drivers are very aggressive drivers, in fact the worst in America. Runner up is Miami.
If you have pets it will be hard to find housing right around the corner from where you are working in LA.
NY I always found it to be the taxis causing the problems.
Houston & Phoenix is just tooo damn hot to walk, bike or wait on bus/train.
L&D and OR.
Same, we use 100ml bags and also get them from the pharmacy. 500ml bags would be nice however when we are running the max GI Shock dose and it's running at 60ml/hr.
easy Keep the place for 4-6 months.
Central and NorCal you come out way ahead vs So Cal. Its really simple to figure it out.
Do what is in your contract that you SIGN. There have been places where the only things they have open are ICU/FLOAT positions and those suck. I was floated every 4 hours (literally) in one hospital and was only in ICU 3 days out of the whole 13 weeks. It was awful. However, that's not the norm as it's extremely bad for you as well as the patients.
There are many great places to work and you can work at hospitals like UC Davis (who don't hire you unless you have your BSN) as someone with your ASN/ADN, which is nice.
Good luck! You should try it at least for a few contracts, if traveling is something you're thinking about
I ask for one weekend a month off, Fri-sun.
^^medical staffing solutions. PM me for the recuriter. The positions are filled right now. Maybe some in the fall. I am sure many are renewing. LOL
Med surg unlikely at the moment. Maybe during the winter for crisis. L&D and OR crisis rates get that throughout the year.. Some crisis rates in Sacramento were paying ICU 3391 a week but after tax 2600.
They told me up front they expect the ADON to work the floor and do the rest of her duties. It's no wonder they can't keep staff.
Sounds like it has been time to leave. Sounds like you learned a lot of life lessons and such from this job. Turn in your badge and bounce.
What agency is the contract through?
They keep deliberating and extending the deadline for the hospital to give them their demands. This is the first time I've been in a hospital that is trying to strike, is this normal? I swear they've been going back in forth on this for 6 weeks.
Answer the call and tell her no longer interested. Or tell her your expectations.
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