loricatus 7,296 Views
Joined Sep 17, '05.
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ive been looking into travel nursing. im not sure the rules for each company but one did explain it well.since i live in staten island and nyc is within a 50 MILE RADIUS, the travel nurse rate is going at about $2600 per month in the new york city area which SINCE I LIVE WITHIN THIS 50 MILE RADIUS the check is given exclusively to me and i can choose to spend it as i wish.....either get an apartment closer to the hospital or simply use it as traveling expenses or whateverrr it is youd like to get there. if you are not within the 50 mile radius it does not go into your hands and do not have this option. it is a greatttt idea since rent is so expensive in new york!!
Lately, it is so hard getting references that I am tempted to start a business called 'Rent-A-Reference' to overcome the problem many of us are having. What do you think about my idea?
Personally I would not listen to advice that says you are stuck with a lower end pay. Nurses are in demand and remind them of that when you negoiate your salary. It doesnt matter if its union or not, you still can, I have at union jobs. Union jobs also should pay better then non union jobs since there is mass barganing that can take place. Tell them you would love to work there but you cant live off of 21 an hour and would like them to take you on at 24 an hour, shoot higher then what you really want so when they counter offer you actually get what you wanted. I once told my facility that was always bringing in agency workers that they pay agency more then me and I found that unacceptable since i was a full timer. I told them that I would have to leave and go to agency since my pay was too low unless they could meet me at a higher pay. I also reminded them that they were getting a deal on me even with a pay raise since i was still a good 10 dollars cheaper then agency. My father taught me to always spin it in your employers favor, has never failed me. Its very uncomfortable of course to ask for more money BUT YOU ARE WORTH IT. Work it in your favor. If you are in demand it is foolish not to bargin every penny you can. This is smart business, Nursing as a profession does not do this enough and its sad, nurses are worth twice what they make or more. Good luck!
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