I find an opportunity on the MCT newsgroup and get excited to do a gig for a major player via a broker. The contract is kinda weak, but to get the gig I sign it. The gig is over three months and the terms are 45 days. Well, I get an email on the 45th day saying the check will go in the mail that weekend. OK. Weekend comes and goes….so the next weekend….and the next. I get another email that there were some issues in their payroll dept and that the check will be sent the following week. Yup. You guessed it, it didn’t happen. I call. No answer. I keep leaving messages and no response.
I may be out a little over $10K, which hurts as this is what I use to travel to my gigs. No money, I can’t get there. sigh…..