I am a new traveler and was curious if others found this to be a problem. I phone interviewed with the critical care manager and was told that I was going to be in CCU or other critical care area as per my speciality. After asking about being pulled to other areas of the hosp. IE: tele,floors, etc..., that I would only be pulled if the census dropped. There have been no empty unit beds in the hospital and I have spent only 1 of my 12 days there in a critical area. The rest have been in their s/p OHS unit with 6:1 ratio. These are 3-4 day post-op with tele monitors and no lines except hep locks. I am not bashing tele as I probably couldn't handle 8+ pts. after being used to two, but I would not have accepted this assignment if I was informed that their CCU was staffed and their step downs were not. I have spoken with other travelers there who said they were told the same thing I was. Should I expect this level of dishonesty, or was this just their way of staffing their step downs?