I just want to make sure you know what doing your Due Diligence means. Before you say “hmmm, the recruiter said it was a great deal” look at it & run all the numbers. Are you having to pay to work?
What do I mean by having to pay to work. Are you getting a stipend but you have to get your own housing? Did you check out the deposits, fees, pet deposits, taxes, total costs for the time you are going for and if you get your 30 day notice right away? Is your parking taken care of? Have you found out your mileage reimbursement and is it at least the IRS reimbursed rate?
Food? Does it cost more at your assignment? Is there a kitchenette where you are going? Are you getting a daily food per diem when you work especially if you are going to an area where the cafeteria seems to charge more than any should?
Malpractice. Is your insurance covered by your agency or the group you are traveling too? Ask for a copy of the COI (copy of insurance face page). Are you making extra to cover your own insurance and have you checked to make sure your insurance covers the location or that it won’t be significantly more expensive?
Taking on the expenses and being reimbursed. Are you trying to get the credit card miles, cash back or other points? Does your contract state that you are being paid for each aspect and how long until it is paid? Do you have to submit receipts? Are you certain you are fully covered on the reservations and no cancellation fee if they don’t get you credentialed?
Please don’t take what the recruiter says as gospel that what they are paying will cover things. Make the calls and find out the true costs if you are doing all inclusive or stipends.
Lets journey on.