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My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

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My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Just Jenny on Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:18 pm

My Easter egg hunt canceled....Or did it? Now, for the rest of the story.

I've been doing a community Easter egg hunt for about 5 years now. I helped out a friend for a couple of years...It started that I was line control and helper to keep the line moving. I wasn't paid, I just helped him. Then, I painted and did balloons at the event...It was a lot of fun but I felt used and let my friend know that if they expected me to show up every year, I should be paid. So then I started to get paid...not a lot, since this was his work friends, and he worked at a discount rate. I never got paid directly...but that's a whole story by itself. This year My friend (I many times use that term loosely, this is one of them times) and I were to do the event again. His son was going to be the Easter Bunny. As luck would have it, I got a call to be the Easter Bunny at another event...Being the person that I am (stupid) I offered the job up to my 'friend', because after all his son was already going to be in costume and would have a chance to make a few extra bucks seeing as they only had the one gig for the day. (or I could have done it myself....Keep in mind I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack) Anyway, everything is going along just fine, when I get a call from him on Thursday, would I drive the son to the second job because he's not going to have time to get to his newly acquired job if he has to drive him. Huh???? First I give you the job, now instead of offering it back to me (He knew I had time to do the job, we talked about it when I passed it to him) You ask me to drive your son there....I don't get it. Well, I left him a msg telling him I wouldn't be able to do that for him, Sorry. So Friday afternoon, I get a call from him and he tells me that the Client called and said they only wanted one person this year, instead of the 2 plus Easter Bunny. Here's what I think...The Easter Bunny did me in....He twists and I think he replaced me!!!! That's what I think! And I think it's because I wouldn't give the bunny a ride. Mean Bunny Daddy.

So, since I had nothing to do from 10 to 1, I joined up at a gig that I had to forfeit. The Agent was thrilled, I was able to save the Easter Bunny there (head wouldn't fit....painted the face instead), my lady friend was happy to have me there, and the Client there agreed that they should have a painter and balloonist there next year, because this year went so well. Now the agent is tickled pink and I have next year penciled in. So, I'm doing the happy dance because I know where I'll be next year for the Easter Egg Hunt. It's closer, and it pays more!!!!

I just love it when someone slams the door on you and you choose a better door.

Hey, thanks for reading this whole thing....I just needed to get it out of my system. I feel much better now.

May all your gigs be the high paying fun ones!

Jenny

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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Metzpah on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:13 am

what a frustrating way to be blessed Wink
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by AngieAnders on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:26 am

LOL Metzpah, you said it! Jenny, I'm sorry your friend turned out to be no friend at all. They may not know it yet, but I doubt they'll be getting many referrals from you after this. I'm so glad it worked out well for you though!
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Captain-Savvy on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:34 am

Gah, that wasn't nice of him... but I'm glad things worked out for you! Yay for opening doors!
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Kristal on Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:16 am

Agreed! I'm glad it worked out and turned into something awesome!
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by glendaoneill on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:11 am

Unfortunately there are plenty of ruthless people out there. Money means more to them than friendship. Glad things turned out better for you! Karma is a great thing Smile
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Heather Timmons on Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:35 pm

/hug
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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by Just Jenny on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:26 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words of encouragement. You guys have made my day. And Savvy sent me my, well I don't know what you call it, but the picture she made up for me.

I love my friends, and you guys are all on the list.

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Re: My Gig Canceled ... Or did it?

Post by WyndyO on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:30 am

Jenny- Some people are real "stinkers" but I am proud to see that you aren't letting them get you down!!!! Good for you! Congrats on a real paying gig... and I agree that the once called "friend" doesn't even know how much their unprofessional and inappropriate behaviour just cost them.

Fly higher than the turkies!!! You go girl!!!
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