One week off work sounds so nice doesn’t it? What about two weeks off? Perhaps you are more of a month off kind of person. The beauty is that one size does not fit all when it comes to time off work.
Freedom and flexibility means different things to everyone. and at At Fidelity On Call, we help find the balance that works for you as an individual. The one size that fits all has never been our approach because every healthcare professional has their very own specific set of needs. Which is why travel healthcare is such a great option for so many professionals.
As we continue to post pictures our team members send us on our “It Was a GREAT Vacation!” campaign, what we have learned is that simple word, “vacation”, means many different things to people. For example, we have a lot of BEACH people. From the Caribbean to the shores of Florida we have people that love to soak in the sun and sand, and, yes, that sounds very nice. We also have team members that enjoy spending time with family. Gathering with family they normally do not get to spend much time with and soaking up every minute with them. Who can argue about that type of vacation as time well spent? We also get so busy working and living life that we let home projects go by the wayside. We have had many team members share with us that they simply took time off work to do projects around the home – from bathroom remodels to basement cleanouts to yard landscaping projects. Decluttering your living space can be so important for peace of mind!
We cannot forget travel ball and other travel sport parents that are road warriors for in order to enjoy that time with their kiddos.
“How does this type of time off happen?” you ask…
Well, it is working with a highly qualified recruiter and who negotiates on your behalf to get approved time off in a contract. Many people take time off when the contract ends.
If you want any of the above time off, that is where the magic happens, that open communication with your recruiter who is your biggest ally in your travel healthcare career. They are the key to ensuring you are working when you want to be, and not when you do not want to be or cannot be.
Where there is a will there is a way and that is the motto of all our healthcare recruiters. If it cannot work for one client or on one unit, it may very well work for another unit or another client and their job is to ensure you are where you need and want to be.
Freedom to choose your assignments and flexibility to work when you can and are able are key to work life balance and harmony in your life.
Whether a one-week beach vacation is for you or maybe just some extended time off to take care of all the things you need to, travel nursing can provide you with that benefit.
If you feel you lack freedom and flexibility in your healthcare career, reach out to one of our recruiters and they will be sure to work with you to put them both back into your routine.