As a travelling nurse or medical professional one of your most important things to do each time you move is find a temporary apartment or home. With more than 66 steps involved in setting up a temporary furnished apartment, why would anyone want to take on this challenge as often as those of you in the travelling nurse profession do? By using a professional temporary furnished housing company like Travel-Nurse-Housing.com, you not only save the incredible time but also a significant cost (25-50%) when compared to doing it yourself.
As I have been writing this series now for a couple of months we are finally past the apartment stage, and now are moving into the many steps it takes to set up utilities, furnishings, and such. This post will be about setting up cable service, which for most people these days is a necessity. For this there are 5 steps (22-26) in our series:
Step 22- Ok, so you want cable TV right? Of course you do, which means another company to call, get approved for service, pay set-up / installations fees, and more time out of your busy schedule that is forever gone! By the time this step is complete, you have spent at least a couple more hours of your precious time.
Step 23- Once you get the appointment set up, you will need to make more time out of your busy day to be there for the installation. Time again that you probably don’t have and even more time that is gone forever!
Step 24- So now you have been enjoying your cable TV for a month and the first bill comes in the mail. Oh, boy, not another bill to pay! But of course, since you did this all on your own, you need to take the time now to write a check and get it put in the mail so you can continue to enjoy your favorite TV shows. More time spent that you would not have to worry about if you had used a company to do it all for you.
Step 25- What happens now if you come home and something is wrong with your service? Well, if you used a professional company, one quick phone call to them and they take care of the rest, but of course, since you elected to do it on your own, you will now need to spend more of your valuable time to call the cable company’s customer service department, wait for someone to pick up, possibly trouble shoot on the phone, and if that does not work, schedule an appointment and of course be there when they show up, which means most likely another half a day gone that you could be doing something else, like working or relaxing.
Step 26- Now your stay is complete and you are ready to leave and move on to your next assignment, you will need to remember to call the cable company, turn off your service, and then return the equipment to the local office. Who wants to do all that when you are focused on getting out of there and on to your next assignment?
It all sounds so simple when you think about setting up new service, but when you really factor all the time involved for each step; it really is a lot to do. I don’t know about you, but I can certainly think of other ways to spend my time when on a temporary assignment. By securing a relationship with a temporary housing company, you will be able to do just that. For housing coordinators, your life will be much easier as well by making one phone call instead of several dozen for each new location you need. Stay tuned for the next post!
Dan Gorman is a Certified Corporate Housing Professional member and an expert in the field of furnished housing for traveling nurses. Please visit www.travel-nurse-housing.com or www.avenidasuites.com for more information about furnished apartments and travel nurse housing solutions or email at Dan@travel-nurse-housing.com.