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  1. Anyone decline company health insurance?
    If they are not requiring proof, it is just a higher housing stipend. They are saying that just to make you feel good. Check the GSA housing rate, I think you will find your total stipend does not...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. No housing?
    Whether the agency finds the housing and provides it or you do is up to the agency and you. It is a lot of work and risk to find housing, furnishings, and utilities, so of course the agency would...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Travel in L& D
    Ha ha! L&D is quite a different animal from working in a nursery!
    Sep 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Don't Get Thrown Under the Bus
    LOL! Women who "know" they are cute are extra annoying.
    Sep 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. offered med oncology, no experience
    Travel companies supply whatever a hospital wants. You are mistaken if you think they exist to optimize patient care. Note also this is St Thomas. We are talking about a level one effectively I...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. How do you know if you don't have a contract?
    Pretty much you can forget about that assignment at this point. Perhaps your recruiter as well. Generally after you've been submitted you should check in with your recruiter after three or four days...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. offered med oncology, no experience
    It is not much of a stretch to oncology. You should be fine. They know you haven't done it. I'd do a little bit of reading about chemo for safety but you shouldn't be administering it without a...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Getting pulled...
    I can tell you why! Higher trained nurse available for higher acuity patients as needed. They may not have even had to pay a higher bill rate than for a medsurg nurse. Pretty simple decision for both...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Moore Nurses?
    Yes, you can deduct all business related deductions first dollar, including mileage, housing, and per diems. The IRS favors businesses over employees so even just a sole proprietor has some big...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Did I make recruiter mad?
    Can't address tone in an email you haven't shared, or motivation if any of a recruiter who hasn't replied in 6 hours. There are all kinds of ways to analyze compensation and if someone says...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Too soon for travel nursing?
    2 years in a specialty is recommended and usually required.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Considering traveling, again
    Travel nursing can be an excellent way to get out of debt for the disciplined. I'm very disciplined and a saver, but I only saved enough money after three years in my first (and only) staff job to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Getting pulled...
    Well put about liquidated benefits - and that is exactly the difference between a staff nurse and a staff per diem nurse at the same hospital and roughly accurate from the traveler perspective....
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Canceling contract
    You might try talking to HR or staffing and seeing what you can do. This is an unusual situation. Your extension is a month away and the new agency has no expenses for you. Obviously, you should have...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Canceling contract
    Are you saying that you are extending at the same hospital for a different agency?
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Have some traveling questions.
    And comfortable with low pay!
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Getting pulled...
    13 weeks and put it behind you.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Canceling contract
    Why did you accept it?
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Question regarding negotiations
    Yup, you have to shop around. Lists are only a starting place and any list is seriously flawed.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Question regarding negotiations
    Yes, no real risk for the employee. So the real question is, was there a significant total pay difference between the two agencies in the calculator, or was the only difference was net pay?
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. NYC Travel buddy
    MSN is strong in NYC? That's news to me! I believe American Mobile had the most.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Have some traveling questions.
    Any agency will do 8 weeks if the hospital requests it. Sometimes a hospital will be willing per traveler request even though they wanted longer. Often the agency has to have a higher bill rate for...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Question regarding negotiations
    Well, it is reasonable for them to confirm that you are not just making this up! Just a name won't do that of course, but most likely they want to counter with all the negatives of the other agency. ...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. NYC Travel buddy
    Monday deposit? Also, you know that Cross Country's purchase of MSN is complete? They have said no changes for 6 months, but after that... you might be on a two week pay cycle for starters.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Respirator Fit Test
    The agency will be able to tell you who does it (technically, they are required to pay for it according to OSHA but not all do it). Or a simple Google search will find you lots of possibilities. If...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Agency Nurses


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