So I get a Facebook message from someone I've know for awhile requesting some dates for a place that he's been booking. He asks for a price, time (3 hours) and available dates in Oct/Nov. He booked me bi-weekly for a couple of months but asks if I could hold the dates for a day to confirm. No problem.
I get the response today and he said everything's a go. Great news! I ask him what time does he want and he said, " 8:30-120, I extended it by 30 minutes to accomadate your breaks. I hope you don't mind."
My response. No problem- the extra 30 minutes is an additional $75. I hope you don't mind.
You can only guess which option he chose. I've been doing this for so long and it still amazes me that people attempt to squeeze more out of a booking. This guy hounded me for bookings the entire summer and knew my schedule was insane. Why would he even try to play games when he knows I can just book somewhere else? It bugs me because with the options I have as far as booking I'd rather not start a relationship that way and just turn the gigs down.