The district where I am thin ice, that offers me about 70% of my jobs, has just offered two 8 day jobs, and two 16 day jobs to start the year. But the district where I am on better footing with a clean record, had long ago offered a one day job for Friday only that I accepted. I hate to cancel the first job of the year at the better district, but I sure lost a lot of money to keep this job and stay on their good side. I therefore did not take any of the extended job offers. Did I do the right thing, although I could have earned as much as $3000 if I had taken the longer jobs with the tenous district? My total losses should not end up at $3000, since I expect to be busy for more than just one of the first 16 days regardless, but the loss could still be substantial.