We've discussed ethics for magicians before. Here's aquestion I'd like you all to consider, and post a comment telling us what YOU would do in this situation?
It's March, and you get a client calling to book you for a Saturday night in December. You know December is always busy. This client wants an hour of close up magic from 8.30-9.30pm, the time is not flexible and they really want you because they've heard how good you are.
You know that, closer to the date, you may well get a booking to do a full show - which pays 5 times what you charge for close up, but by taking the close up show it will prevent you from taking another booking that evening.
What would you do?
- Take the booking? (A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?)
- Take the booking with conditions they must agree on? (If I get a better paying gig, I'll send someone else in my stead).
- Take the booking with conditions, but don't tell them about the conditions? (If a better gig comes up, send someone else and tell the client you hurt your back).
- Take the booking but charge a higher price? (Seasonal adjustment).
- Something else entirely?