Mudcat Café message #889836 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49818   Message #889836
Posted By: Marion
13-Feb-03 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
New silly question: at the end of my gig yesterday (which went very well, and they've already booked me again), as the AD came up to thank me, she gave me a handful of cash, right in front of the audience when their attention was still focused up front (i.e., not as people were milling about and leaving).

Am I overreacting, or was this a little uncouth? I found this embarrassing, and would have much preferred that she pay me privately, or at least with an envelope or something. I'm tempted to ask her to not do the same thing next time. But maybe it's not wise to criticize the hand that pays you in cash on the spot, no matter how inappropriate its timing.

What do you think?