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Thinking I may be fired but not sure

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by marinecorpsman6, Jan 6, 2012.


  1. marinecorpsman6

    marinecorpsman6

    Apr 12, 2011
    Hey everyone ....thinking I've been fired from a band I am with but not sure .....at the first of the week I got an email about a gig ...I email them back with songs I wanted to do and for them to send me the keys of the songs they wanted to do ....but nothing back from them...I've Texted them a few times also .....but nothing in return ....what do yall think ....if I am its the first time I have ever been fired ...kinda weird ....lol....let me know yalls thoughts
     
  2. sandmangeck

    sandmangeck

    Jul 2, 2007
    Colorado
    I'm not sure if that's technically fired if you've never really played with them. It sound like they are just flaking out.
     
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Call the bandleader ask him whats up...gig still on, did it get cancelled, etc.
    Based on your original post, he wont answer so you will have to leave a voicemail.
    At the end of the voicemail sound cheerful and be SURE to conclude with "OK see you guys at the venue for the gig im psyched!".
    This will guarantee some kind of proactive response by the bandleader if you are fired- becUse they cant afford a scene at the club if you show and theres a sub bassist setting up next to the kick drum!!
     
  4. A rescinded job offer doesn't equate to being fired, so you're good...still a perfect record. :)

    There could be any number of reasons they didn't get back to you...including flaking out (as noted above).
     
  5. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    Are you Michael Anthony..?
     
  6. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Dont get this...YOU told them what songs to do and to send you what key the songs are in? Have you been in this band and rehearsing?
     
  7. marinecorpsman6

    marinecorpsman6

    Apr 12, 2011
    Yes ...I have been with them a few months ....and we have had a practices but we could not get together until the gig...and I wanted the key to the new songs so I could work on them before the gig....we would get there early and go over them before the gig
     
  8. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Is there a question about a bass somewhere that I missed? ;)
     
  9. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    +1 for the win!
     
  10. :confused: Weren't you "getting together" at practice?
     
  11. cchorney

    cchorney

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    This is a great "band management" thread. As a "Bass" thread, not so much.
     
  12. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    US
    Sound pretty unorganized. Personally, I'd be happy to move on to another band. :)
     
  13. gigslut

    gigslut

    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    I think you may have intimidated them with your work ethic. "New songs?, You worked on the new songs?"
     
  14. perkidan

    perkidan

    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    Was the email 4 or 5 string? Long or short scale?
     
  15. rollin$tone

    rollin$tone Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    I've been fired before!!! Don't burn any bridges! It's only Music! Just remain friends, even support them if they pick up a new player. Sometimes, some of the players may start an even better band, and they might want you back! Just my thoughts, and personal experience!
     
  16. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    Don't rely on e-mail or texts. They can be ignored too easily, lost, told they were not received, etc. You can try them first, but if you don't hear back within 24 hours, you have to call. Someone has to be professional and communicate, and since you're the one wigging out, it must be you.

    I'm going through a very similar "communication" situation right now. Texts not answered and I start thinking something is wrong, so I call, and there is no problem.
     
  17. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC

    Ummmmm yeah, a recinded job offer does equal fired. ;) They wanted you, but now they don't? if the gig is on but not with "you" You have been fired. The only way it does not is if the gig has been totally cancelled.
     
  18. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    You'll live whatever happens...
     
  19. JDJen

    JDJen

    Mar 18, 2010
    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who isn't afraid to actually TALK to someone on the phone.

    And If you get no answer make a visit to them in person.
     
  20. Rocker949

    Rocker949

    Apr 20, 2005
    In person is usually the best thing, IMO.
     

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