Not even a whinge or anything. Not particularly butthurt about it either. More confused than anything. Thought its worth sharing either way for your reading pleasure. So as the story goes, I was recently (as of 15 minutes ago) fired from one of my bands due to "commitment issues" on my part. From what I gather, the fact that I'm not committed enough to the band (because I went on vacation for 6 weeks to my home country) and pull my own weight financially are the main factors as to why I've been let go. This is despite shedding out a good few grand on rehearsal time, recording time and even shouting (paying for) other members when they were short on cash (which I was quick to remind them of). I told my main band about the incident and they all seemed just as perplexed as me. One of them laughed and the ridiculousness of it commenting "punk problems, yo". We all know each other pretty well so for this other band to let me go so coldly and bluntly with, what we believe to be, unjustifiable reason kinda sucks. I replied to another member (of the band which fired me) and asked him what the deal was hoping to make some sort of sense of the dismissal and possibly weedle out a REAL reason but all I got was "Sorry, man...". I have a gut feeling that they may have lost a few gigs as a result of my vacation time and the guitarist acted in a fit of frustration and convinced the rest of the band to ditch me and get a new guy... HOWEVER, I had offered to contact a fellow bass player months before i flew out to fill in for me while I was out if it meant playing gigs and keeping up with prac. The band mutually agreed not to bring someone else in because it would "disrupt the flow" and left it at that. Anyway, what's done is done. Not gonna do my head in over it and just enjoy the rest of my holiday. My main band is still my main band. I'm just glad this sort of drama doesn't exist in that circle.