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    Hi,
    I have concerns in this area, any suggestions? Were you able to start your assignment in CA?
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    The hourly pay may be low, but that is all you are taxed on.  The per diem varies by state.  The housing and per diem are not taxable which is the bulk of you salary.  However, you have to provide a "home" address so that you qualify for the tax f...
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    Hey Amanda and et al. I have been traveling for about almost 15 years (that includes per diem or as I call it "day labor")
    I am in NM now, just finished MS. I am here until Nov. I travel with 2 dogs. Very Very outdoorsy and active. Would love to b...
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    I have been traveling with 2 chihuahuas now for 3 years. I got them when I was on an assignment during a Petco adoption
    fair. I have a shot record book from petsmart and carry it with me always. Yes we had rabie shot in WA state and distemper in...
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    j121walker:
    It is an important phase of your medical carrier, so you need to consult with both, your boss and recruiter. Best of luck for your new carrier. 

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    Yes i agree with j121waker. He had given rig...
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    I  have a dilemma. I have signed a contract with one company becuase i did not think my California liceneses would be in any time soon. However, I just got an email today congradulations you been approved for your California Lic. SO what ca...
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    Thanks, I am not continuing with this company. But the placement was grerat becuase the hospital asked me to go perm but I still want to travel for a little bit longer.
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    Hello all!  My name is Amanda and I am a physical therapist looking to start my travel career.  I have been working in outpatient PT for 4 years.  I am now planning to start traveling in the near future.  The plan is for my boyfriend and I to li...
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    Pros:
    Great pay.one of the best paying assignment in the therapy!
    Flexible working hours.
    Personalized interactions with the patients
    Good Time Management

    Cons:
    Little-to-no inteaction with co-workers
    Can be long shifts...
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    I have taken on my first travel assignment with Medtravelers. Of course I am anxious and hoping for the best but I needed a change and sort adventure. Looking for advice, suggestions and referrals to other companies with MSW opportuni...
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    Hi... Hope your doing well... I have been assigned my first assignment with Med Travelers as a MSW ; how was your experience and job availability after? Can you suggest any travel com
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    Hi, I am Licensed Social Worker in New York, I am expected to start my first assignment in the coming week in California. I am excited but very anxious. How was your experience and did you find work after ? Any suggestions for me?
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    There really isn't anything that you should feel obligated to say in the way of an apology for simply finding work.

    The best recruiters know that seasoned travelers work with multiple companies and should not have their feelings hurt...
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    I wish I had known this information before I put my information on that VIP site. 
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    I'm an OR nurse with 25 years experience at one hospital. I put my information on some website that then sent it out to any agency that accessed that site. Needless to say I was bombarded with calls, texts, and emails from coast to coast. I ha...
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    Hey guys, I am getting super stressed trying to get into the travel business. One thing I am trying to figure out is salary stuff --- the way low hourly rate and then the meal and housing stipends and figuring out if it all comes out to what I sh...
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    I'm trying to get into my first travel position-- a little freaked out--- but mostly excited :)

    I have been a pediatric OT for the last 3 years and am thinking about a home health position in Monterey CA
    1) any advice on the ins/outs, good...
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    I'm in the same boat! Just about to start my first assignment (california) and pretty darn nervous--- so I have no advice for you.... but I'm in it with you! :)
    ~Colleen
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    Hey Billie. When it comes to tax questions, I usually prefer to let the people over at traveltax.com field those questions. But I also feel you may need to clarify your question a bit.

    Some travelers use the term stipend and per diem syno...
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    Thanks!
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    I'm new to travel nursing. I've been offered a contract that pays perdiem $600 more per week then the perdiem GSA. The hourly wage with this is comparable.  Can I get into trouble with this?
    Billie
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         I would finish my assignment, but certainly DO NOT continue with them. Sounds like they are trying to keep all the extra money they can. If a Travel Company gives you (say) $1200/mth for a housing stipend and they pay $1200 for your hous...
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    Of course, you have to check with your specific Travel Company, because each may have a slightly different variation of this rule. But in general, technically, you can take off however long you like in between assignments. But if you are...
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    JE furnished apartments in Quincy, Ma. I stayed there for my 3 month assignment and it was great. Right near the Red line that takes you right into down town.
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    So anyone currently working in Ocala or been there recently?
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    Lightly seasoned OT, first time traveler here.  I understand the new school year is just around the corner, but my recruiter is pressuring me for a committment to compensation pay before the actual interview.  To me, it gets stranger.  ...
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    HI Chana,

    Licensing time frames vary significantly from state to state. Home Health assignments seem to be coming up more and more often in multiple states. We are a small staffing agency located in NY but staff Nationwide. Let me know...
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    Hi all,

    My wife and I are looking for an apartment to rent for my 3 month assignment in the Boston area starting on August 1. Anyone have recommendations? We are having a really difficult time finding anything with travel-friendly leas...
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    Since OT and PT don't get a compact license that can be used in 24 states like RNs can get, is it better to get licensed in multiple states before beginning traveling, or is it better to get licensed in different states while on the road trave...
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    Is this your first home health travel assignment? Have you had any permanent home health positions to compare this assignment to? I am an OT currently working a permanent HH position. I am considering travel home health assignments, a...
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    Will travel companies pay for a rental car for home health assignments in Alaska or Hawaii?
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    If there is a time lapse between travel assignments, do travelers still get health coverage from the travel company's health insurance policy? Is there a limited time duration? Does it matter what the time lapse is due to? (i.e. persona...
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    I have not done traveling, but am interested in pursuing it. We can't predict what the staffing will be like at any assignment, or how much help we will be able to get. I have been advised to prepare to not have any help. My understanding i...
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    Hi,
    I am interested in Home Health OT travel assignments. I know I have to obtain licensure for each state separately. Does anyone know in which states are home health assignments common? I would appreciate any advice or insights. Than...
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    My recruiter is Joel Maness Ethika Group (972) 661 -0883 joel@ethtikagroup.com 
    he is out of Dallas, but i have 3 state license and he was able to find jobs.central, west and south texas have jobs available. just drop my name Ellan Fordy...
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    In 5 years of traveling with 4 different recruiting companies ,that is a first. They offer no per diem for housing ,food ? Do you have a high hourly wage.
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    Has anyone every heard that a company will not give you the housing stipend if you find your own place? It was my past exprience that they give you housing stipend in your check to cover the housing if you find it on your own... Is this not true...
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    Im on my first assignment that I had found without a recruiter and I will be looking for my next assignment in a few weeks. I am looking for someone in Central Texas
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    Hi my name is Janet and I have just signed on for my first travel assignment. I will be working at Scottsdale Thompson Peak and Scottsdale Shea in the ICU. I am very excited to start this new journey, and nervous at the same time. Any advice fr...
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    how do you manage your CE requirements? I am now licensed as OT in NY, FL & NC, Massage Therapy in FL & NC.
    Every state has different requirements for hour/points and renewal dates. I am trying to not spend extra money taking courses I don't...
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    Do you have your Texas licences. The place I am currently working as a PTA, Pays very well over 100,000 year for PT, OT. yes Ma'am. Its a small town. If you want to know more let me know. I will give you my email..
     
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    Hi, everyone!  I am an OT and I am on my second 13 week travel assignment.  Prior to traveling, I worked in inpatient rehab for 4 years and I specialize in neuro rehab (stroke, specifically).  I LOVED the challenges and excitement of the in...
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    Thank you so much for your post Cotafaye39! I have been so busy in HH that I am not having time for anything else. I am up documenting sometimes until 9:00 p.m. Do any other physical therapist have tips on time management? I usually start wit...
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    Try Guardian.... Therapy Staff....
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    I hope you made it through your assignment alive!  I'd like to hear an update on your perspective re: that assighment.  I have been an inpatient/home health OT for 4 years, but only traveling for a few months.  I am currently in my second as...
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    Hi Cam,
    I am an ASCP certified Histotech as well, just about to accept my first travel contract job in Idaho. I am not well versed on the per diem pay and am frankly a little bit confused as to whether I am getting enough money from this compan...
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    Hello, As far as a Cota traveler goes in general....Holidays, I always ask if I can work for straight time if they don't want to pay or I will either be a day short or I have to make it up on Sat. I always find my own housing...In CA now in a 3 BR. S...
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    I have my very first HH assignment as a physical therapist! Any tips and advice? Thanks!
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    Hi there! I am currently on my first assignment as a traveling COTA and am very interested to see what else other companies have to offer. My first experience has been a pretty interesting one. I will be traveling with my family, and would l...
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    Hi everyone! I'm planning on traveling with my wife and two kids to SF on a possible 13 week contract. Does anyone know of any good housing in the Bay Area?

    Thank you in advance!