Any good stories?
I was fired once from a band I was playing with for 6-7 months because I refused to drive an hour each way two times a week for practice after we were playing the SAME songs for 6-7 months because the band leader could not keep guys around for more than 2-3 gigs and because I refused to show up 5 hours early to help set up and come back the following day to break down the PA.
This particular band leader liked to set up hours early and drive home to shower and relax before a gig and come back the next day to break down the PA even if he had to drive an hour each way. He would also want you to drive to his house, which was an hour away, to listen to the songs together. He was rather hard to get along with (his way or highway), which resulted in an incredibly large turnover. On the plus side, he did book a ton of gigs... they just became more trouble than they were worth.
When I told him my availibility he told me "nobody issues me ultimatums!" and sent me packing. It worked out pretty well... I hooked up with another band within a month that turned into one of the most satisfying musical experiences I have had thus far.