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We'll Pay You More Later

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This past St. Patrick’s Day weekend, a DJ friend called and asked if I could sub for him on a gig.  Since I was already booked, I couldn’t do the gig for him.  As I tried to think of another DJ that might be able to help him out, I asked how much the gig paid.  I was shocked by how low the number was.  Since my friend has been in the bar/club industry for years, I couldn’t resist asking, “Why did you accept such a low number?”  My friend was in a rough spot when approached about the gig and unfortunately the venue knew it.  They pulled the old gag, “We’ll pay you more later if things pick up.”   My friend is no chump and he knew it was a lie the minute it came out of the person’s mouth.  Considering my friend’s situation (needing cash and committing to a residency)…the numbers were low but manageable.
The problem on my end with finding a sub for my friend was that all of my DJ associates would consider it an insult to ask them to sub for so little money on a holiday weekend.  What’s …