I look for sub work. Typically, there's a short term issue with the bass player making him unavailable, maybe he quits short notice, maybe he implodes and gets fired. I'm OK with all that. I'll take the work. Lately, I've gotten some inquiries from bands that still have a functioning bass player that for one reason or another, they want gone. They want me to take the slot specifically so they can fire the guy giving them time to find "The right guy" while I keep the ball (and the work) rolling. There is a fairly large part of my gut that tells me doing that would make me an enabler of band duchebaggery. I consider going after a permanent slot from a sub gig a total breach of ethics and a back-stab. This isn't that but, it is kinda like handing the knife to the guy doing the stabbing. Your thoughts?