You don’t get paid sick days or vacation days in this line of work. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t go on a vacation you’ve had planned, or call in sick for that matter. You simply need to build in your days off at the beginning of your contract, or contact your supervisor as soon as you know you can’t come in to work. You won’t get your hourly rate or your per diem for the time missed, but if you are working as a traveler year round, life is going to happen and you have to accept that some days you won’t get paid. Your contract will usually have a clause in it discussing the change in your paycheck if you miss part, or all, of a workday.
Something else I think people don't realize is that a lot of times, since you are filling a temporary need, you are offered extensions or even permanent placements. Basically, if you enjoy the clinic you are at you can usually work something out to stay.
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