Relocation with job offer
I have a telephone interview with the local hospital coming up, and I have no idea of what kind of relocation benefits I should request, if there were to be such an offer. I do not want to be completely naive, but I am finding it difficult to get solid information about living conditions, prices, relocation costs, etc, in order to be an informed person if I have the good opportunity to be offered a permanent position. Thank you, linda
I would see what their relo package is, then run it by this message board. Too hard to estimate costs!
where are you moving from?
Most people on this board seem to exhaustively go on and on about high cost of living, but coming from NYC - it is pretty much the same, possibly a little less.
linda: Which local hospital are you considering? Read through the archives here to get an idea about cost of living, etc. I didn't think that they gave relocation benefits, only a bonus if you stay a certain amount of time, like maybe a year? Some staff come down as travelers to get an idea about life in the territory, then sign on once they see they want to stay.
Get everything in writing. Get a contract if possible. Even then you may be at risk. You may jump through hoops to get there and they could pull some Mickey Mouse crap at the last minute. I'm speaking from experience.
Don't assume there will be relocation benefits. I rather doubt it.
What's the job? They are always bringing in ER doctors, and I'm pretty sure they do offer relocation benefits for them. I seem to recall they reimburse the expenses after a year (the term of the contract).
I have has lots of nurses rent my apartments. The biggest thing you need to do is get a WRITTEN job offer with specific terms in it. If you come to STT then drop me a line. I have a nurse who is leaving on 11/1. and I have a studio on the east end by sapphire beach.