FIRST travel assignment...afraid I have been low balled!!! - page 2

Hello fellow travelers!!! I need your help...this morning I accepted a first time travel assignment in North Carolina. The recruiter from Supplemental explained the pay etc but it was so confusing... Read More

  1. by   BluntForceTrauma
    On my first assignment I brought home $1450-1550 a week (48 hrs) and housing was taken care of (extended stay close to hospital). I never liked the blended rates or housing stipends or $30/day per diem pay. It just doesn't add up. People with different agencies, at the same assignment were only making $1100 weekly and bragged because they has their own private apartment. With me, all that doesn't matter. I didn't have to pay for cable or worry about cleaning my room. To me it's about making more money than you did at home and having a stress free "vacation" in a new place.
  2. by   BluntForceTrauma
    Quote from docpsychrn
    All of your responses are great but how do you negotiate higher pay when they TELL you what you are going to make? I mean they have it all right there and throw it at you as if you are suppose to be thankful...I am don't get me wrong but I just have this gut feeling that something isn't right about this assignment! I have had other agencies tell me their nurses won't even go back to the facility that I am going to! I'm just really leery about this whole thing...and he pushed, pushed, pushed so much that I have ONE day to get to North Carolina, find my way around and be at work the next morning at 7am!!! I live 16 hrs away!!!
    What hospital will you be going to??