I am realizing that I need to promote myself better.
Up until now, I haven't had to work hard to fill my calendar.
But this year is just kicking my a**.
Even my boss at the multi-op is hurting for work.
I too, feel for your mental safety.
The good news is, most guests are LEAVING during the recessional...
so they probably won't hear most of the songs.
Now, your song list for the reception is something I'd like to see!
Many of us do charity events.
I limit my participation to charities that I personally believe in and support.
(I emcee an annual Breast Cancer event in honor of my late mother-in-law)
I don't get paid anything. I don't claim it on my taxes.
And I certainly don't post a thread here and complain...
The mic issue may be due to an increase in the popularity of "mic drops"....
Not playing country music makes me think he simply HATES it.
But....if he feels he has enough work that he can be picky....
all the power to him.
More than 100 posts later, and you are still claiming the guy running a CHARITY event...
doesn't WANT to pay you more money. (that he doesn't have)
For Heaven's sake.....TAKE the offer and shut up about it....
or DON'T take the offer and shut up about it.
Please explain how you eliminate or mitigate these BEFORE the gig.
1) the timeline given you completely blows up;
2) half the group is classmates, the other half significant others;
3) some of the group are very young 50-year-olds, while some 30-year-olds are in their 80s;
4) five different...