Leaving a Gig Early
Any crew member that leaves a gig before they have been knocked off by the client will be reviewed.
The end times quoted to you are approximations only, gigs can go way overtime, as we all know. So when you are booked to work for Show Support, do not plan anything personal after the gig that you cannot get out of. If there is a chance that you may not be able to work past the approximate end time of your shift (and to be fair add threeΒ hours) then please advise the office at the time of the booking. Only if you have been booked on another Show Support gig can you leave a gig at the predicted end time (provided that Show Support gig is within an hour of the predicted finish time). If you use another Show Support gig as an excuse to leave the gig you are on, and the other gig is more than an hour from commencement (add more time for greater distances), you will be reviewed.
Crew Chiefs should always be the last person to leave a gig and as such they are responsible to ensure others stay with them to finish the gig. Crew Chiefs who leave a gig before their crew will be reviewed, will not receive Crew Chief rates, and may not be eligible to work asΒ Crew Chief again. The same applies if they leave a gig early, before they are knocked, whether they are officially booked as Crew Chief or not.
If a client expects you to go back to their factory at the end of a bump out then you must go. Never presume to tell a client that you must finish at the same place that you started. You may expect the client to get you safely back to the city, or public transport, or the venue, if you end up at their factory after hours. If a client leaves our female (or young) crew stranded after hours then we will definitely pay for them to get a taxi home provided we receive a receipt (a proper tax invoice containing an ABN), if the client fails to do so.