I have worked 1 long and 1 short (26 weeks) and for 3 years vs. your 2 1/2 yrs.
I know that you were miserable in one of the assignments and read your post thoroughly and agreed with you about being dumped on but believe me, I still value a longer assignment much more and this is why I have to disagree on this point with you.
The hospitals care less with the 13 weekers. They make mincemeat out of those who stay a short time and don't concern themselves about your feelings.
I also don't discredit other people's responses. I do however disagree with yours. It is the norm that most facilities harbor a lot of resentment and a lot of jealousy towards travel nurses and get their jollies out of watching them work harder. I can definitely feel for you on that contract you were in and say that as time moves on, you are bound to find more and more hospitals feel that they can use us unless we stand our ground.
Seven assignments is in my opinion too many places to be in. You don't even know the hospital well and can not establish yourself. In a 26 week assignment, you show more stability. The fact that I stayed in a 2 1/2 yr. assignment gets you crazy I know lol. It's not likely that someone can stay that long and be offered a continuous assignment with bonuses and perks but then again I have the years in and can do Charge in any ICU and have done so in the past.
To put me down is showing off. To be asked to stay for 2 1/2 yrs. is a compliment. It will come a time I may do 13 weekers, too but putting me down is a strange thing that you seemed to have picked up from the other Forum. This is a friendly Forum. No fighting here.