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  1. Canceling a Contract
    Wow. Sorry this happened to you. Kaiser? I know what it feels like. It has happened to me twice. Both times I was able to secure another local assignment within a day but I wasn't locked in for three...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Questions for experienced travelers, please help!
    If you have a tax home you are traveling away from, you are fully legal to accept tax free stipends. Don't be concerned about an audit. You will be low risk for one, and have nothing to fear if you...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. pay seems low
    I have no idea why agencies do the things they do. It seems simpler just to define hourly pay and overtime pay and then only one set of numbers is needed. But if you want to know why they do what...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. pay seems low
    Just at a quick glance, there is some issue/mistake with per diem.
    Jul 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    If you are going to guess about such an important topic, it is important to say so. Even experienced travelers can find the tax home topic confusing. Starting a post with "Legally,..." sounds...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    Seriously? You are just making stuff up. You don't need a mortgage to have a tax home. That is silly.
    Jul 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Calling in Sick
    No point in overreacting. Stuff happens. If the hospital doesn't accept it gracefully, further steps can be taken.
    Jul 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. New Traveler with 1 year experience
    While that is true, I'm thinking of worst case scenarios. For example second week termination, no checks coming in. Relocation takes some planning and interviews. Not good to do while homeless and...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    Sure, you can always ask for more money. You can also shop around with other agencies. Negotiating works better if you have other offers and a Plan B. You will find getting more money may be...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    Nope, hourly will stay the same. Only your take home pay will change.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. New Traveler with 1 year experience
    As an additional safety net, see if you can take a leave of absence from your staff job. Then if travel is a catastrophic failure (hope not), then you will have an income while you regroup.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    Cash or provided housing is the same thing. If no tax home, you will pay income tax on the benefit provided. For simplicity, assume the provided housing costs exactly the same as the housing stipend....
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    I'm not sure of what you are asking. Travel companies usually quote several numbers per assignment. These include hourly pay, stipend (for housing and meals), and travel. If you have a tax home, the...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. New Traveler with 1 year experience
    Subletting your apartment means it is not longer yours. If appropriate (like a two bedroom apartment), try getting a roommate. That will cut your costs (and have someone to get mail) and maintain a...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Short Term, High Pay In the Southwest
    Assignments in beachy areas or the South rarely pay top money. Sun tax if you will. If they did, Fastaff would be there. Even in California, San Diego has sucky pay, and even Los Angeles does not...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Please Help, Confused New Traveler
    You have to pay for one home no matter what, right? You are paying for one now by working at home. And you are paying taxes on all your compensation. If you give up your home to go travel, you...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Tax Home?
    Call it anything you want. But from your description, you have no historical ties to your mother's house and are only using it as a convenience. You don't live there.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Tax Home?
    You can stay anywhere you wish and still travel. But without a tax home you are itinerant and will pay income tax on your housing, meals, and travel pay.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Driving from Chicago to Seattle
    I was stuck in Laramie for two days in April, waiting for I-80 to open during a blizzard with around 80 vehicle crashes.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Travel Company Saying I can be reported
    Why not get the time sheets signed now? In any case, your agency must pay you for time worked. Call the labor board if they won't pay.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Travel Company Saying I can be reported
    I'm confused about your nursing home statement. Is your contract for LTC? I'm writing from the travel forum and I'm not sure which forum you posted into originally. Some agencies have rather...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Northern/Bay Area Cali travel
    Sometimes lower pay is better than you think. I have a couple of ER traveler friends working at Eureka now. Lots of OT and extra shifts available. Both are getting a lot extra for missed breaks, and...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Canceling a Contract
    Pretend you are staff. How would you approach these issues? Start by discussing it with the manager. No satisfaction, document it and see if the union can help. Look for the assignment despite...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Traveling after NP school
    That is not really a travel question but an NP one. You might want to try that forum for input into taking a year off after graduation. Why not try for an NP travel assignment? I think you will be...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Any experience with Trustaff?
    Trustaff is one of the truly awful agencies. It is unlikely your friend is getting competitive wages. In fact, don't go with any Cincinnati area based agency. They are all bad. Aya (formerly Access)...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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