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Friday, July 04, 2008

Fourth of Ju-[SIGH!]

Every damn person in this town blows up major fireworks on the street here. Kinda cool. Kinda dangerous, but still cool. Cooler still is that most folk seem to clean up after their mess.

The Station Casinos also have a big fireworks display choreographed to music and running simultaneously among most of their properties. Find a cool spot somewhere close and listen to the simulcast on the radio. NICE!

Otherwise I'm all bummed out about some major mistake I made on a tour today. this will likely cost me about $240.00...which i really don't have to lose right now.

The tour gig is fun, but there's a lot that can go wrong and there's definitely a bit too much stress over the little things. My mistake was "major", but I'd already essentially solved the problem by
A) Stating I didn't know I was making a mistake.
B) Offering to make it right so the company doesn't "eat it".
C) Assuring the boss it won't happen again.

Should be enough, right? Well I don't REALLY need to hear the same six sentences over and over again explaining my error, especially after I've done what I could to make it right, will have to wait for the results to see if my offer is even necessary, and I'm still so damned new at this I don't even know if I'm making a mistake or not.

Plus, with the exception of today and maybe one earlier this week, the gratuities have not been working out to the amount I should "expect". I know that you can't truly place expectations on a gratuity, but so far as I can tell, the folks who do this kind of work don't do it for the much more than the tips. I mean, how many times can you see the Hoover Dam, right?

Add all this to the fact that I've now gone through TWO pay periods at Houdini's and am still waiting for my FIRST check from the tour company (I've no doubt I'll be "in the system" soon, these guys are honest and good people. I'm just sayin'...) and I'm starting to think that two weeks will soon be given. I can survive on 4 days a week at the magic shop and my comedy magic show gig I can't tell you much about is starting to bear some fruit...which I also can't talk about yet.

Moreover I can use the
sleep more than the stress!

All frustrating. I thought I did so well given the rather large amount of stuff on my plate today.


Blogger muthah said...

What mistake did you make?

5:36 AM

Blogger Bud said...

This is refreshingly upbeat from you given the circumstances. I'm really glad to see that. Tough situation and you're handling it!

4:01 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

The mistake I made is not for the public. I'd have written about it in full if that were the case.

As it happens that mistake could cost more like $500.00. Since I have even been paid my first check yet, it seems more than a logical time for me to make my exit, hope for better news soon, and lick my wounds.

1:28 PM


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