As travelers, why do we travel? Why do we choose the assignments we do? What are our motivations?
I think if you ask a bunch of travelers, you’ll get a bunch of answers. The obvious answer is to travel… duh. Some people do it to help pay off loans and choose their assignment based on the pay package. Sometimes it’s a transition to try out a new area of practice or new geography. Travel PT is an awesome oppoprtunity no matter the reason.
On this last assignment, my prioritiess were: 1. getting close to the location for our wedding for frequent weekend trips to prepare; 2. staying in outpatient practice; 3. and stocking away enough moolah to pay for the wedding.
Mission accomplished. While the area of Maine I’ve worked in over the past 3 months has offered a pretty difficult patient population (See “Disparity” 5/20/11), the job has been good. Good boss, good co-workers, good environment.
Which brings me to my next point. You can do anything for 13 weeks. Some assignments are good, some are bad, but usually it boils down to who you supervisor is. Essential travel PT tip of the day: On your interview, ask questions. On the assignments I haven’t liked, my asking a couple of obvious questions on my interview would have saved me a lot of trouble.
Anyways, I’m off to get married in Northern Maine this week. We’ll then travel to the Dominican Republic and Colorado before starting a new assignment. When we return, Hobohealth will undergo some long needed maintainance and we hope to make another surge to connect travlers to e