I was told by a recruiter that as a travel nurse you may show up for work and due to low census you are cancelled and although they may not need you that night, they may tell you to come back the next day and you can't refuse, b/c as a travel nurse you can't say no, b/c you are constantly on-call. The recruiter stated that this is a part of "guaranteed hours" (you can be placed where needed) but if you have in your contract that you don't want guaranteed hours, you can be cancelled and you just go home.
I don't mind floating but I don't like the idea of arriving for you shift and being cancelled and then told to come back the next day and maybe you can be placed. Does the hospital call you ahead of time to tell you about the cancellation? Has this ever happened to anyone, what is the usual policy?
I understand as a traveler you are mainly there as a fill-in, to help out with staffing. From what I understand you are usually on a 3 or 4 day work week. So are you usually placed on a schedule that has been made out in advance? Or can you be placed day by day as needed with no idea of what your schedule for the week will be. :uhoh21: I feel that it is important to also have a life outside of the hospital and spend time with my family, but I don't like the idea of being on call at a moments notice.
I was also told that if you can prove that you are maintaining two households stipends can be tax free. But some have worked around this...how????