Here's the true story: I have been unemployed for about a year due to a layoff and have been gigging every Friday and Saturday night for the past 9 months with a local country / rock type band. Three weeks ago I finally secured a new full time job and gave the band notice that I would play the remaining weekend gigs thru the end of August (a 3 week notice) but that starting Sept. 1st, they would need to find a new bassist as my new job would conflict with me gigging. We are a middle aged group of guys and everyone told me they understand and wish me the best of luck. This weekend (Fri/Sat) was to be my last gigs with the band. But instead, I get a text message from the leader/lead singer this morning stating that they wouldn't need me tonight or tomorrow night as they auditioned a new bassist yesterday and that he would be playing the gigs this weekend. I understand about them getting a new bassist but what I don't understand is that I gave them plenty of notice and they wait until the morning of the gig to inform me that I am not needed. I am a loyal person who has never missed a rehearsal and was always early to the gigs and did my share of set up, tear down, loading etc. I am a 100% team player throughout my music career and life. I don't care about the money but I am a little put out at the manner in which I was told. What say you? Is this a good way to do business and treat a friend or is this poor treatment? My apologies for the long read.