How does time- off work as a traveler?
With time as our most valuable commodity, the freedom to take time-off when you want is, in my opinion, one of the greatest benefits of travel therapy. As a traveler, you can determine when you want to work, and when you don’t.
You can take as much time-off as you want between assignments- just plan your next contract’s start date accordingly. However, keep in mind that, typically, you are not getting paid for your time off. Also, if you carry a recruiting company’s health insurance and decide to take more than 2-3 weeks off, some companies will no longer be able to provide your health insurance; check your company’s policy. We carry our own health insurance, so we do not have to be concerned with switching between company policies or taking extended time off.
You can also take time off during assignments too, if needed. Just be sure to request it prior to signing contracts, make sure it is written in your contract, and notify your director on your first days of the time off so they can block your schedule for those days.
We recently took advantage of time-off between contracts went on an 8-week road trip and a vacation to the beautiful island of Kauai, HI with friends.