I’m speaking to a travel agency currently about a job that is nearly 8 states away from home. I originally thought I would be perfectly fine with a job that required flying, but there is no subsidy for a rental car, and the apartment is 20 minutes away. I am looking into the bus system in the contract city, but I have to ask – how do you generally travel? I noticed you mentioned mileage reimbursement in your treatment plan, so do you typically drive to your travel jobs?
Thank you, Kate, RN ASN
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I generally choose to drive to my contracts. I lose out on the ‘pay’ because it always costs me more to drive than a company will reimburse me. I don’t like being without a vehicle though, so it’s worth it to me. If you keep records of your mileage and hotel and meal expenses during travel, these are deductible on your year-end taxes.
One other thing to consider if flying is the apartment amenities. Is the company providing a FULLY furnished apartment? By fully furnished, make certain that dishes, linens, shower curtain, window coverings, cookware, etc are all included. I drive and bring a lot of these items with me because most ‘furnished’ apartments only include basic furniture.
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