First, let me apologize for the punctuation of the February 24 post to all readers. I'm not sure why it looks like that and unfortunately I can no longer edit.
Julie, so sorry this happened to you. The glitz and glamour of travel nursing is not all it is cracked up be. My previous assignments. including the one I eventually landed were wonderful. In fact, all of them have asked me to extend but I wanted to move on. I even visited Hawaii last summer though the pay wasn't great.
Unfortunately, though I'm interviewing more and more with companies and having to turn down assignments becase they have unrealistic expectations and I refuse to kill myself for a job. I do Home Health and the charting is time consuming. And most companies hate to pay overtime. So no, I will not see 10 patients a day and be up till midnight charting. That is not safe and you cannot provide quality care. I've just finished an assignment that left a seriously bad taste in my mouth. Management was awful, no organization, lack of communication, unsafe and unrealistic expectations. They had their nurses seeing up to 15 people daily. Insane. They liked me but fired two of the other travelers while I was there.
This assignment has me wanting to call it quits. I think travel nursing was rewarding in its day. But like anything in this day and age, companies including the staffing companies we work for have found a way to benefit themselves at our expense. Ned RN, had some really great suggestions in earlier posts here. I definitely would be leery working with your staffing agency after two cancellations. Hopefully, you and your kids are in a safe place and the next position, an even better position is starting soon. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Last edit by RNx352008 on Mar 13
My first contract was cancelled when I went with another agency that had better benefits and pay. Huge mistake the hospital had some complaints from their own staff with no backup and just fired me for hear-say. So I am spending my money while looking for a new assignment. I have been doing Travel for a year, since 2007 in which that did not ever happen to me with any other agency.
As usual, the hospital had staffing issues and they really weren't that good of a place to work at. So that being said, "Things happen for a reason." Seriously, I like Travel nursing because of all the experience I have obtained from it. But, when you have no one to advocate for you I fell it isn't guaranteed. So ready to settle somewhere, but where I do not know, lol!
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