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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:49 PM
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Re: New place to gig on Thursday, but Sun/Tue. bar owner doesn't seem to like the ide

Originally Posted by marklwood View Post
Good question. I have been on the other side of this very thing. I had a DJ that worked for me for 7 years start doing Sundays at another bar.(I am closed Sundays) The problem I had was with that particular bar owner. He was constantly bad mouthing me around town and even went so far as to call the fire department on me because he thought I had too many people on my busiest day of the year (St Pat's Day). It didn't work, but pi**ed me off.

After that incident, I asked my DJ nicely if he would consider not doing karaoke for him. While I didn't give him an ultimatum, his refusal to discontinue wheighed heavily on me for a long time. 3 months later, when he asked me for a bump in pay, I took the opportunity to cut my costs and decided to take over the KJing full time. I respected his right to continue doing karaoke for my competition, but when push came to shove, I had to weigh his commitment to me in the decision. I am not saying that this is what will happen to you, I just wanted to share my own experience from the other side.

Thanx a lot Marklewood, interesting point of view and I've been thinking about that. i have done a lot of extras for this owner in the past as far as trying to get new ppl in there, boast up his restauraunt for him, etc. utilize his big screens, show videos, slide shows, etc. The crowd brags to him about all that stuff about me too. I did tell him I didn't want to do anything to ruin the fine working relationship we had had together. The new place does seem to be copying some of his routine stuff too, got a few of his bouncers there, gets the jager girls in (whoever they are), etc. He doesn't think the new place will do any real damage or even be around a long time, and hasn't really given me any ultimatums other than simply mention that he may have to offer less because of a thinned out crowd.

I'm just thinking "Geesh,hasnn't he appreciated all the extra effort (things) I've done to make his Sunday and Tuesday nights the fun place to be here in Central Maine.

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