Kind of a weird feeling... we are working a lot lately and we have proven ourselves around town so more gigs are surely to come. This is also an area (much different than where I was a bandleader) where pick up gigs happen A LOT. For example, we thought we had Memorial Day off and now I'm playing Friday and Monday, then heading to a business trip flying out early Tuesday morning. Amazingly I've been able to make every single show up to this point, but I am definitely going to miss 2 because of this damn trip to India (another thread LOL!). I absolutely do not fault the band leader for looking for a sub, in fact I encouraged it and I don't want to take money away from other band members of course. Ads have gone up and there is mention of fill-in with possibility of full time rhythm player. That is cool with me, we already changed the payment arrangements so my percentage will stay the same. Of course I want to try and make every gig, any and all the time and there will be at least some jealousy that I have to deal with, but I'm good with it now. I'm in kind of a weird situation where I can be available for early gigs, midweek gigs, etc. that a lot of people can't. The flip side is when I travel or have to work overnight. You know what they say, sometimes the most important ability is availability. How have you guys dealt with this type of stuff? Has it worked out OK? Good / Bad experiences?