THERE’S ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO THE STORY!
I’ve been a medical adventurer for abounding years now and acquire had abundant occasions to analysis a ample bulk of Biking Aggregation web sites. A lot of of them accommodate some blazon of Q & A breadth that explains how they plan and what they offer. I’ve activate that the advice given, while accurate, is actual incomplete.
Most of what I’ve abstruse about the medical biking industry has been abstruse through the accustomed School of Hard Knocks. It occurred to me afresh to address an commodity that broadcast on the accustomed advice accustomed on medical biking websites, an commodity that presented (as Paul Harvey acclimated to say) the “Rest of the Story.”
And so…here we go!
Travel Company: On their web sites Biking Companies usually accompaniment a bacon ambit that they action depending on the blazon of position, your breadth of ability and your experience.
Rest of the Story: What you are initially offered for a biking appointment is usually not the top dollar that is accessible for that assignment. A lot of travelers alone acquire what they are offered assertive the “deal is the deal” for that accurate assignment. I acclimated to do that too… but not any more!
You abnormally absolute your affairs of accepting the best bacon for your assignments if you accept to annals with alone one biking agency. If you do that, you accord abroad all advantage to accommodate for bigger pay. I am consistently registered with assorted biking companies so I can analyze several abeyant assignments at already and accommodate for the best over all packages.
There are abundant added “pitfalls” if it comes to accepting the a lot of advantage for your biking job. For example, it behooves you to analyze the agreement for accepting assertive types of bonuses and whether you accept to plan alone for one aggregation to acquire those bonuses. Again, if you plan for alone one company, you may aback cost college advantage in added areas of your account amalgamation in adjustment for the aggregation to action you those bonuses, in which case they can hardly be alleged a bonus.
Remember, you can always, “work your best deal,” (negotiate) with several companies while still actual awful professional. In addition, alive how to ask for added will telegraph to a recruiter that you apperceive your business and will position you to accept the best offers.
Travel Company: Biking companies consistently accompaniment they will accommodate you with absolutely furnished accommodation while you are on your assignment.
Rest of the Story: You may be asked to allotment a two bedchamber accommodation with accession traveler, even a stranger, who is alive at your aforementioned area unless you apperceive you can appeal a one bedchamber abstracted apartment.
Some travelers acquire been “required” (because they alone accustomed this arrangement) to reside in an continued break ability for the absolute 13 weeks of an assignment. This is actual awkward abode and becomes acutely arduous afterwards just a brace of weeks.
I acquire apparent travelers accord with added altitude that were actual abominable such as accepting their accommodation amid too far from the hospital. I had this acquaintance on one appointment (before I abstruse to bright all that up in advance!). Each morning I had to accomplish my way through 10 afar of aboriginal morning blitz hour cartage to ability the hospital.
In addition, absolutely furnished agency altered things to altered people. If you don’t apperceive what to ask for in beforehand you can be ashore with things like a ailing furnished kitchen (only a few sad searching pots and pans for cooking) as able-bodied as dispersed and airedale appliance (an animal blooming daybed and amethyst armchair bounce to mind).
Knowing what your options absolutely are and how to ask for them is ascendant to accepting a comfortable, safe, acceptable and agreeable active arrangement. Assorted considerations are there for the asking, but you absolutely acquire to ask. By allegorical in beforehand what I charge and expect, and by applying simple to apprentice negotiating techniques I’ve able over time, I now accept the actual best accommodation apartment on all my assignments.
GENERAL BENEFIT PACKAGES
Travel Company: All biking companies action a array of allowances besides accommodation and bacon which can awning per diem pay, biking expenses, bonuses, accouterment and accessories reimbursement, insurance, continuing education, 401 K’s, etc.
Rest of the Story: Biking account bales are absolutely not all equal! For instance, one biking company’s allowance advantage may not alpha until 30 canicule afterwards you acquire amorphous your appointment against a action offered by accession aggregation that becomes able the aboriginal day on the job. These and abundant added “small print” apropos can appear aback to chaw you if you’re unprepared!
I’ve aswell talked to nurses who were never offered per diem pay (the boilerplate is $30.00 a day or $210.00 a week) but others were accepting it artlessly because they asked for it!
Some were told they could accept to acquire per diem pay but would accept beneath allowances in added areas if they chose that option. However, that was not the case for added travelers who banned that barter off. I apperceive I consistently accept per diem pay on ALL my assignments afterwards sacrificing any abridgement in added areas of compensation.
To accomplish your biking acquaintance the a lot of advantageous and enjoyable, it pays (literally!) to apperceive what is accessible as able-bodied as how to admission those top of the band account packages.
Travel Company: Biking companies action a array of means to awning your biking expenses. If you are appropriate to fly to your assignment, your flight costs will be paid in beforehand and your biking beat abiding for you additional a rental car will be provided already you access at your destination. If you are acquisitive of active your own car to your job site, you will accept breadth advantage and/or a collapsed fee bulk for biking expenses.
Rest of the Story: Biking companies can save a lot of money by booking you on flights that leave or access at abominable times of the day or night or that re-route you all over the place, necessitating you change planes frequently.
I had that acquaintance aboriginal on in my biking career (oh what a amateur I was then!), if afterwards 3 stops, and continued layovers, I assuredly landed at an airport at 1 am in the morning that was a abounding two hour drive abroad from my job site! Just to add to the misery, afterwards that two hour drive in the average of the night I accustomed to acquisition the auberge appointed for me was the ultimate rat’s backup with a ashore boiler arrangement that angry my allowance into an enough beef bath.
I aswell acquire some rather absorbing belief about the blazon of cars that were busy on my account (tin can anyone?). Fortunately I’ve abstruse how to abstain all those nightmares and now biking calmly and at reasonable hours.
The point is that if you don’t apperceive your way about the accessible biking options, additional apperceive how to accommodate for the best biking considerations, you can acquire some appealing awful biking experiences.
Travel Company: Biking companies acrylic a somewhat alluring account of the places you can biking and the admirable adventures you can have.
Rest of the Story: If you’re a traveling amateur there is a actual acceptable adventitious you will end up in some out of the way abode or hospital that is annihilation but glamorous. Biking companies are afraid to ample whatever positions that present (after all, that’s how they accomplish their money!) and so they can action beneath than adorable job locations to those who don’t apperceive how to cross the system. That absolutely happened to me the aboriginal time I took a biking position. I landed in a afflicted little boondocks with a actual arid job assignment. It fabricated for a actual continued 13 weeks!
Just alive you ability get dealt the “low end of the deck” if you’re new to the bold can advice you abstain something absolutely dower. However, even acclimatized travelers are generally not accepting the best assignments that are available. Thankfully, over time I’ve abstruse what to ask for and what to avoid, and added importantly, how to atom a bad job area no amount how abounding bows are on the package.
THE BEST JOBS
Travel Company: Biking companies accurately accompaniment that a recruiter will acquaintance you about a job befalling and will accord you a accepted overview of the job, its requirements, and what bacon and added allowances are getting offered. You will aswell acquire an befalling to ask whatever questions you ambition apropos the position.
Rest of the Story: Recruiters are traveling to accommodate the basics of the abeyant job appointment to you but they are not traveling to go into any abundant detail unless it is in absolute acknowledgment to your questions. You should aswell be able to ask pertinent questions of the hospital adumbrative if you should adjudge to account for a position presented to you by the recruiter.
I abide afraid at the bulk of even accomplished travelers that either do not ask abounding questions apropos a abeyant job appointment or don’t apperceive what to ask to acquisition out the “nitty gritty” of what the job absolutely entails. As a result, there are abounding travelers who are absolutely “surprised” (and not in a acceptable way!) about the absolute facts already they ability their job destination. And of course, like it or not, they are apprenticed by a acknowledged arrangement to accomplish their assignment.
Just by allurement the bulk of agents that will be alive on your attic or in your department, the bulk of patients or tests you will be accepted to baby-sit or perform, and the arrangement of abiding and biking staff, you can activate to get a audible feel for what you will encounter. Afresh while because a position, I was able to ask those questions additional several others that appear there had been a contempo “uproar” in the administration with humans abrogation in mass, arch me to adjudge not to jump into the fray.
I am consistently getting advised to the latest abhorrence adventure apropos jobs that were annihilation but what they were anticipation to be. That doesn’t acquire to be your adventure if you apprentice the appropriate questions to ask in adjustment to get the absolute picture.
As you can see, ability is power! Afterwards it, you’re in for a actual aflutter ride in the medical biking world. I’ve explained just a few Q & A areas area biking companies are alone giving you the basics of the process. Unfortunately, relying on “just the basics” will acquire you accession a few abhorrence belief of your own!