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    Is it not time to stop waiting for normal to...

    Is it not time to stop waiting for normal to return and work with what we have?

    Assuming that after lockdown we go back to the same tier system, entertainment can happen in tiers one and two and...
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    I thought it was my turn to do that? That's...

    I thought it was my turn to do that?

    That's it. I'm throwing a hissy fit now.
  3. I'm picky about my gigs, but I still have options...

    I'm picky about my gigs, but I still have options with my sound and lighting to do the job correctly. I'm not entirely sure how one can offer a bespoke service that doesn't include every aspect of...
  4. I've caught out a couple of brides doing that,...

    I've caught out a couple of brides doing that, usually with the words "I'm currently having a pint with your photography and he informs me otherwise."
  5. There are plans for clinics to be open 12 hours a...

    There are plans for clinics to be open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to deliver the vaccines. There was a big hoo-ha about it and I'm sure that feat would be impressive were it not for the fact that...
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    Here's a joke for you: Knock knock! Who's...

    Here's a joke for you:

    Knock knock!

    Who's there?

    The CMA!

    Whatcha want?
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    My traffic is a little lower but nobody has made...

    My traffic is a little lower but nobody has made an enquiry with me since 24th September. I think people do want to plough ahead with their plans but are justifiably nervous of committing to...
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    Makes me happy that my contracted service "is on...

    Makes me happy that my contracted service "is on a music entertainment basis providing music and speech for the clients and their guests. Hardware is likely to include CD players, mixer, digital...
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    July "Let's open the pubs. Restaurants too. ...

    July

    "Let's open the pubs. Restaurants too. In fact, what we'll do is subsidise the hospitality industry by encouraging people to eat out three days a week. Let's really drive the numbers into...
  10. A professional is not paid to work - a...

    A professional is not paid to work - a professional is paid so that they can work.

    A small distinction, but very significant.
  11. You're sending out contracts and doing the admin...

    You're sending out contracts and doing the admin work for no pay?

    If you're going to volunteer your time, at least do something that will make a contribution to the community like working with...
  12. Why not just quote for them and earn some...

    Why not just quote for them and earn some deposits? Don't be ashamed for working and earning some money from it. Just make it clear in your contract/correspondence that if there are any...
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    I've accidentally ended up becoming an agent due...

    I've accidentally ended up becoming an agent due to postponements, but I am only offering out to three DJs who I know personally and those gigs have already been allocated to said DJs. As soon as...
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    Pretty much as Gavin says. It's DJs trying to add...

    Pretty much as Gavin says. It's DJs trying to add a sub in the boot, spinning alloys, tinted windows, spoiler, rims, go faster stripes, an extra exhaust and a huge remap of the engine.

    It all...
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    Incorrect, because you can offer an alternative. ...

    Incorrect, because you can offer an alternative.

    In the email, put in some details of some who you would recommend. Even better, go that one step further - ask those who you would have...
  16. I'd argue that's not quite comparable. Can the...

    I'd argue that's not quite comparable. Can the travel company offer the same level of service and experience for the Bahamas and Butlins? I'd dare say that Jim could get a lot closer between what...
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    Not from the CMA. Their interpretation will be...

    Not from the CMA. Their interpretation will be from the perspective of the client, which is great but that will be seen as gospel for clients and we'll have to spend so much time saying "Actually,...
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    Do you know what? Jim was right. I now regret...

    Do you know what? Jim was right.

    I now regret being so lenient with my terms. For the most part, I have had clients who have been ace and have tried to work with me but I have had enough clients...
  19. I'm less confident on that prediction happening,...

    I'm less confident on that prediction happening, but I haven't fully written it off yet...
  20. I have a client who has postponed from August...

    I have a client who has postponed from August this year to July next year. Postponement was agreed to on the understanding that 50% of the remaining balance is paid on the original due date and the...
  21. No technically about it. If a couple decide to...

    No technically about it. If a couple decide to have the ceremony this year and have asked to transfer their booking of your DJ services to next year so they can have a larger party, if they cancel...
  22. But then it's their own choice to cancel. ...

    But then it's their own choice to cancel. Cancellation terms come into effect.
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    Some interesting announcements today from Bojo...

    Some interesting announcements today from Bojo and the subsequent social media craze of having access to the exact same info but coming up with wildly different interpretations. As is the norm,...
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    Bringing this one up again, but just to add to...

    Bringing this one up again, but just to add to how awesome this is and how it has made my life so much easier:

    I have it set up that if a client is yet to book after sending them the details,...
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    I'm not excited yet as there is still a way to go...

    I'm not excited yet as there is still a way to go for us.

    But the trajectory seems like that my prediction of being back on the road in October is still looking good, which is incredibly important...
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